The penultimate Sprint Cup race turns into a circus, as the crews of Jeff Gordon and Clint Bowyer brawl in the pits after Gordon retaliates for what he considered a season’s worth of frustration. You can see video of the fracas here.
‘SPRINT’ CUP: The most bizarre part of the incident to me was seeing Bowyer hop out of his car and start sprinting toward…well, I guess wherever he figured Gordon would be. Cameras caught the entire dash, but you knew there was no way he’d reach his destination unencumbered. It was a real “Hold me back!” moment.CHASE SETTLED? Meanwhile, a blown tire ruins Jimmie Johnson’s day and drops him 20 points below Brad Keselowski, who trailed by seven points entering the day. Johnson all but concedes he’s done: “I’m very proud of the year. I’m very proud of the effort the entire team has put in. I hate to see it potentially end this way — but again, that’s racing. I’ve been doing this a long time. I’ve won a few championships and I’ve lost a lot. Losing isn’t any fun, but we’ll be back next weekend and next year hungrier than ever and do the best we can.” Keselowski can clinch the title by finishing 15th or better in the Homestead finale.
OH, BY THE WAY: Kevin Harvick won the race.
EVERYTHING ZEN? I don’t think so. The Lakers hire Mike D’Antoni instead of Phil Jackson, who apparently “was asking for the moon.”
-Michael Vick suffers a concussion as the Cowboys rally to beat the Eagles.
-Houston improves to 8-1 with a win at Chicago.
-New Orleans hands Atlanta its first loss, 31-27.
-Peyton Manning and the Broncos move to 6-3 with a road win over Carolina.
-Baltimore sets a team scoring record in thrashing Oakland 55-20.
-Rams and 49ers tie 24-24.
-The Dolphins suffer their worst home loss since 1968, and it comes at the hands of a 4-6 Titans club.
-Kansas State now leads the BCS standings after the weekend loss by Alabama, which falls to fourth. Oregon is second and Notre Dame third.
-Saturday’s Tech game at BC will start at 12:30 p.m.
-W&L will travel to undefeated Hobart in Geneva, N.Y., for its playoff opener this weekend.
NAME THAT TUNE
Suck it in suck it in suck it in
If you’re Rin Tin Tin or Anne Boleyn
Make a desperate move or else you’ll win
And then begin
To see what you’re doing to me this MTV is not for free
It’s so PC it’s killing me
So desperately I sing to thee of love
Sure, but also rage and hate and pain and fear of self
And I can’t keep these feelings on the shelf
I tried, well no in fact I lied
Could be financial suicide but I’ve got too much pride inside
To hide or slide…