Did I mention Pickup Trucks?

The Broncos are in the Super Bowl. I haven’t even turned on NFL Radio in the past week. Here’s how I handle Broncos Super Bowls: I ignore it, unless they lose. 

I don’t even watch the game. Get this, I’m a former NFL season ticket holder for two teams. I so despise that franchise, I totally tune out the Super Bowl, the biggest annual sporting event there is.

My interests have turned to pickup trucks. 1/2 ton and 3/4 ton trucks. Here’s where the discussion gets a little weird. I realize this is a bit controversial, like almost every pickup truck conversation.

1) There are five models of 1/2 ton truck BSP HQ cares about:

Ford’s F150, the real leader in 1/2 ton trucks. The innovation in their 1/2 ton trucks especially with the EcoBoost feature (turbocharger) is simply amazing.  From the Car and Driver article:

Ford’s F-series business alone could qualify as a Fortune 100 company—just that one product line. 

– Chevrolet/GMC with their Silverado/1500 line, they tend to be somewhat popular as fleet trucks.

Ram 1500, formerly Dodge Ram 1500. The best looking trucks around; they have ability as a work truck as well.
Toyota Tundra, the bulletproof truck. It is excellent for recreational use but seldom is applied as a work truck.

– Nissan Titan. This is the truck people laugh at you for buying. They are trying to do something about this by using a Cummins diesel engine, a lengendary brand in trucking, for their replacement, the Nissan XD.

One of my favorite Fast Lane videos has the Nissan XD and a Ford F-150 with their bottom of the line 5.0, a truck Nissan selected, in it. The 5.0 passes the Nissan XD with the same load. Not exactly what you want to showcase your new vehicle.

2) There are only three lines of 3/4 ton trucks BSP HQ cares about, and only two I actually even considered buying. We only believe Diesel engines can be considered here because gas engines aren’t used for commercial heavy duty applications.

Never forget, the term “heavy duty” is used liberally by manufacturers but most3/4 ton trucks are not considered “heavy duty” by the government.

Ford F250 Super Duty, the leader in 3/4 ton trucks. I test drove the  truck with the Power Stroke turbo diesel with th 6.7L engine. The truck is highly capable and truly outstanding unless you consider the ride of the vehicle. I knew my back eventually would not agree with this vehicle.

Ram 2500. The 2015 Ram 2500 with the Cummins Turbo Diesel; I test drove this vehicle and I actually purchased it. This video helped make that decision a little easier:

Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD. Right now, Chevy is bragging about its carbon steel technology. The reality is, GM products are innovation-adverse and they wouldn’t dare go high risk and high reward like Ford has with its aluminum products. 

Ok, want to argue? What truck does Chevy always bring up in their commercials? Ford. Sometimes Ram. They are always going to chase the leaders but not catch up. For that matter, Ram hardly ever brings up Ford, and never brings up Chevy. I read where Ram has 2 million trucks on the road with Cummins engines in them. 

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I love sports. I don't love the hype, homerism, ratings talk, self-important egomaniacs, bias or any of the other nonsense you get with the national media. Nor will you get the two clowns on sports talk radio who stage phony arguments. It doesn't make it entertaining. It makes it time to turn on your iPod and jam instead of listening to white noise generators. This is the sports blog for you, the ones who don't like everything Los Angeles or New York. Just because the sporting media is based there doesn't mean we have to like their teams. We do treat them fairly, though. That means if one of those cities has an average QB who plays particularly well...we'll note it. If they're garbage, we'll say so. Instead of crying "why, why, why" like a certain sports media homer did in his radio broadcast. This isn't my job...I have a real one. Nevertheless, I'll post here when I make an observation. Common sense in sports is nearly dead. Now we're attempting to bring it back.
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1 Response to Did I mention Pickup Trucks?

  1. One thing I didn’t mention about the Tundra. There’s no proof of this, just personal observation: seemingly persons transitioning from cars to trucks like this vehicle as their first full-size truck. These are truck buyers primarily due to the fact they may need one for hauling garden stuff, home improvement materials and commuting. These also tend to be really aggressive drivers. They’ve never had an engine the size of a 4.6 or 5.7 and don’t know how to use it.

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