Another sad story. The former NASCAR driver, Dick Trickle died today of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 71 years old. According to the Associated Press:
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said authorities received a call believed to be from Trickle, who said “there would be a dead body and it would be his.” Authorities tried to call the number back, but no one answered.
In case you didn’t know, Dick Trickle had become famous due to his inability to win NASCAR races. What even fans of NASCAR may not know, Dick Trickle was a legend in short track racing. He reportedly won over 1,000 short track races. Legendary douchebag Keith Olbermann would regularly mention where Trickle finished after each NASCAR race.Most of all, Trickle was known for having a ton of stories and being a genuinely fun guy to be around.
According to TMZ, Trickle had been sick and depressed prior to the suicide.
RIP, Dick Trickle.
Last night, the Washington Capitals fell in yet another Game 7 travesty, 5-0 to the New York Rangers.
Lets set aside my enormous dislike for the Rangers and virtually all New York related-sports. Lets not talk about my boycott of all hockey this year. That’s right: I didn’t watch a single full game of NHL this season. I was totally outraged by the lockout, something I figured they had finally gotten right with the season lockout in 2004-05.
Lets talk about the Washington Capitals.
This team has some decent talent but for some unknown reason can’t get past the second round of the playoffs. Not only have they lost, when they have won series, they take no less than seven games to do so. They’ve lost to better teams, to worse teams. They’ve lost in sudden death; they’ve been blown out. They’ve lost to eventual Cup-winners; they’ve lost to teams eliminated in the next round.
How does a team end up failing so often in big moments? I don’t know. Fans get into the general manager, the coach. The general manager doesn’t shoot the puck and he doesn’t make saves. They have changed coaches; twice since they started making the playoffs regularly. One of their core players, Alex Semin, departed. No change.
I’ve often wondered what makes a team repeatedly fail in big moments. I can’t say the will to win isn’t there. It’s possibly the fear of failure. Players don’t want to make a mistake so they don’t play very well.
Alex Ovechkin says “nobody remembers losers.” Wrong. People remember losers who continue to lose.
Jodi Arias, found guilty of premeditated felony murder.
Her reaction? Virtually none. So what? She’s a killer. She can kill someone; she can slit someone else’s throat. She’s a murderer. She isn’t going to have a reaction. She’s a narcissist. She’s smart, but she has no common sense. Earlier this week, Arias provided a nasty tweet at Nancy Grace. She had sent a series of demeaning tweets on Juan Martinez earlier in the trial:
Now they go to the aggravation phase. The prosecution has to prove cruelty. That shouldn’t be a problem. She got him out of the shower, stabbed him and kept stabbing him. As Travis Alexander stood at his bathroom mirror, the last thing he saw was this crazy woman stabbing him. I can’t even imagine what the dude thought when Jodi grabbed his head to slit his throat. Then she dragged him back to the shower and shot him in the head.
And then she stomped his dead body.
Jodi Arias clearly thought she was going to get away with it. I’m still surprised five jurors only got her for premeditated murder, the other seven got her for premeditated felony murder. Unless you were on an island, you know she was a cold-blooded killer.
After the verdict, Arias was heard screaming at her attorneys. She shouldn’t. Their muddling the prosecution’s case is the only reason it took 15 hours. She’s highly likely to get the worst possible sanction.
Get this: Arias reportedly said she’s praying for each person on the jury. She’s nuttier than a fruitcake! I hope the jury gives her what she deserves…a trip to the gurney and a dirt nap.
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