Breaking Down the Chase // With BATMAN Pt. 2

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How much fun was yesterday? I couldn’t wait to get back here and bring you the second part of the Chase drivers I think will do the most damage in NASCAR’s playoff. What better way to start your weekend?1966-Batman-and-Robin_13390758671

In case you missed Part 1, “Batman” is helping us determine where these drivers line up and how things will finish. We think.

Nick O. also previewed his 12 drivers with the help of “HIMYM” – we had a few things that weren’t the same? Jimmie Johnson the #1 driver going into the Chase? Really? When was the last time that guy ever won.. Oh. Yeah. They don’t call him “5 Time” for nothing.

Without further ado, the Top 6 drivers going into the 2013 Race for the Chase, “Batman” style.

6. CARL EDWARDS

“Your tone sounds rather grim. We haven’t done anything foolish, have we?” – Vice Admiral Fangschliester 
[reproachfully] “Disposing a pre-atomic submarines to persons who don’t even leave their full addresses… Good day, Admiral!” – Batman
“Gosh!” – Vice Admiral Fangschliester

CARL EDWARDS hasn’t done anything wrong lately. He hasn’t done much lately to be honest. But. He has been consistent. It’s hard to believe that he’s two years removed from losing a tie-breaker to Tony Stewart for the 2011 Championship. It’s going to take some shaking things before he can even think about a tie-breaker for the win.

5. CLINT BOWYER

“Who knows, Robin? This strange mixing of minds may be the greatest single service ever performed for humanity! Let’s go, but, inconspicuously, through the window. We’ll use our Batropes. Our job is finished.” – Batman

CLINT BOWYER needed to leave RCR, and you have to respect that. It turned out to be one of the decisions he ever made. But did the mixing of minds, and crazy personalities over at Michael Waltrip Racing forget that it takes just a little bit more than a fast car and a bad to the bone driver? A few wins would help.

4. KEVIN HARVICK

“Now hear this, now hear this. This is your Captain speaking. My fine pinioned pirates, we’re approaching the tricky buoy! Sharpen your cutlasses! There may be skullduggery ahead!” – Penguin

KEVIN HARVICK has been close before. And he’s close again. The chase seems to be rather tricky for the closer. A few wins early in the year was a great confidence boost, but with not much happening late – Happy better figure things out. He’s leaving RCR to go hang out with buddy Smoke at Stewart-Haas next year. He’d love to leave on a good note.

3. KASEY KAHNE

[looking up at the Bat Copter in the sky] “Ah, gives a feller a good feeling knowing they’re up there doing their job.” – Man having a picnic

KASEY KAHNE keeps doing his job. But is that enough? There’s no question he may be one of the Top 3 best drivers in all of NASCAR right now, even if he is playing 3rd string on Team Hendrick. This guy keeps doing his job and keeps getting better. He is fast. And sooner or later those 2nd place finishes are going to turn into W’s.

2. JIMMIE JOHNSON

“Question: Who’s going to make the feathers fly and knock Batman and Robin out of the sky?” – Penguin

Can anybody knock JIMMIE JOHNSON off his pedestal? He’s quietly had a dominant year, and he hasn’t won the Championship in a few years. He does just about everything right. The dude is hungry, he’s competitive, and it’s going to take one heck of a performance to stop him from adding one more championship to the five he already has.

1. MATT KENSETH

“Ahoy there! Could you chaps direct me to a policeman? Commodore Schmidlapp’s the name. Big Ben Distilleries, you know.” – Penguin
[Batman and Robin look at each other]
“Holy costumed party! That’s the Penguin!” – Robin
“Obviously.” – Batman

My brother Nick O. may have said it best. A change of scenery may have been the best thing that happened to MATT KENSETH. He is driving like the old Tony Stewart in that #20 Home Depot, and with the most wins heading into the Chase – Matt Kenseth continues to be the fastest car in all of NASCAR and I’m not sure anyone can slow him down.

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Breaking Down The Chase // With BATMAN Pt. 1

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This week is dedicated to NASCAR. One of the best races at the greatest venues took place last week and we are two checkered flags away from the Chase. Things are getting interesting! Because most of America doesn’t even recognize NASCAR as a sport, shame on you, we decided to spice our chase out look up a little bit.

We claim to know sports, music and movies. If you are a regular on this blog, God Bless You. And you’ve noticed we have been neglecting our vast knowledge of movies.1966-batman-tv-show-45th-anniversary-poster31

I’ve boldly stated that the original “Batman” from 1966 featuring Adam West, (yes that Adam West from “Family Guy” – blew my mind too I know right?), is the greatest movie ever. And now you will get a slight dusting of why that is true, with my 12 drivers making the Chase, as told by “Batman”.

Earlier this week Nick O. gave you his 12 drivers making the playoffs with the help of “How I Met Your Mother.” Part 1 is here. Part 2 is here. Check it out – it was quite good. Luckily we have great minds and we don’t always think alike. Here are my last 6 drivers making the Chase, with a little help from Adam West and friends.

12.  KURT BUSCH

“Penguin, Joker, Riddler… and Catwoman, too! The sum of the angles of that rectangle is too monstrous to contemplate!” – Commissioner Gordon
“We’ve been given the plainest warning. They’re working together to take over…” – Batman
“Take over ‘what’, Batman? Gotham City?” – Chief O’Hara
“Any ‘two’ of them would try that!” – Batman
“The whole country?” – Commissioner Gordon
“If it were three of them, I would say yes, but ‘four’? Their minimum objective must be… the ‘entire’ world.” – Batman

Phoenix Racing has been a blessing for KURT BUSCH. He just signed on to be the 4th driver with at Stewart-Haas racing. He’s done just about as good as he can this year racing with a one car team, who knows how things will go when he teams up with Smoke, Happy and Danica. It will be one heck of a good show to say the least.

11. MARTIN TRUEX JR.

“Are you sure you didn’t hurt your head in that fight, Batman?” – Robin
“I’m sure. Here, swallow this pill.” – Batman
“Thanks.” – Robin

MARTIN TRUEX JR.  took one heck of a lick last week at Bristol. He’s also one heck of a driver. Seems like he will dust it off and sneak his way into the chase. Some boxers just need to take a few licks before they get going right? He better get going soon though, time is running out.

10. JOEY LOGANO

“You and your trained, exploding shark!” – Riddler
“How was I to know they’d have a can of shark- repellent Bat-spray handy?” – Penguin

Just when you think this guy is out of contention, he finds a way to prove us all wrong. A lot of people may think otherwise, cough Denny Hamlin, cough – but JOEY LOGANO can drive the wheels off a car. And he’s still pretty darn young. He’s got the car driving down, but he may want to work on his right hand jab if he keeps poking these veteran drivers and expects to get away with it.

9. GREG BIFFLE

[referring to Batman and Robin, of the Penguin] “They’ve already been through one of his fishy explosions, and yet they’re still very much alive!” – Riddler

GREG BIFFLE is just one of those guys. Not up front too often, but you can never count him out. Sometimes he gets overshadowed by teammate Carl Edwards, but his dude is one heck of a driver and should never be counted out. It sure would be hard to win the Championship coming in 9th, but you better keep your eye on this guy.

8. DALE EARNHARDT JR.

“Confound it, the batteries are dead!” – Batman

“Some days, you just can’t get rid of a bomb.” – Batman

Such a polarizing figure, he gets two quotes! DALE EARNHARDT JR. just can’t catch a break. You probably won’t hear the words, “I feel bad for the guy,” about Dale Jr. too often. Money. Fame. Levi’s commercials with Brett Favre. But after every race he blows a tire or a pit strategy goes ary, he looks so bummed. The dude cares, and he wants to win. Not too sure it will be this year though.

7. KYLE BUSCH

“The Riddler is loose to plague us with his criminal conundrums.” – Batman

This guy is just good. If I had to pick any driver to come out of nowhere and rattle off wins in 10 races, KYLE BUSCH would be that guy. If he can go without pissing off too many drivers, and or stay off the walls in qualifying – he could do some damage. Kyle is on the loose, and he could do a lot more than plague the other 11 drivers in the chase.

Come on back tomorrow for the Top 6 drivers heading into the Chase!

Countdown to ACL Festival // Grouplove

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OhsKnows-ACLOur now annual meeting at Zilker Park is getting even closer and as I continue to listen to every band I possibly can that’s coming to ACL this year, I can’t help but reminisce of my first time seeing Grouplove.  You see, about 6 months ago I was like a lot of people – I had heard the song “Tongue Tied,” but could not tell you anything else about Grouplove or be confident in telling you that was indeed even one of their songs.  Every time it has come on my study playlist since then, I can’t help but dance away in the library, not caring who sees me.  So you can imagine my excitement when I heard the opening melody and the initial scream of the chorus while experiencing the Power & Light (P&L) district in Kansas City for my first time.

And boys and girls is that one heck of a story.

My buddy and I met in Kansas City for the weekend to experience the famous Boulevard Brewing Company tour, take in the Power and Light district, and devour as much KC BBQ as we possibly could.  We heard that on our first night in town they were having free concerts at P&L and figured we’d partake.  We showed up a little late and were confused as to why the security would not let us in for the concert.  We were eager to take it all in and didn’t realize that we had been waiting at the VIP entrance until the security guard looked at his watch, counted to 15, and proclaimed that this entrance was closed because it had just struck 11:00pm.

Determined to find our way in, we made our way to the second entrance only to be told that they were at capacity.  Slowly losing confidence in our chances, we made our way to the third and final entrance, praying for a miracle.  Unfortunately the third time wasn’t the charm for us as we were again turned away. Not knowing what we were going to do we decided to at least get into a bar and worked our way up the staircase to see two doors.  The one on the left was the entrance to the bar that we were attempted to go in to; towards our right was the door that lead to the promised land.. the Grouplove concert.

We walked up to the security guards and asked if we could go to the concert.  They once again told us that they couldn’t let us in, kc_livebut seeing the defeat in our eyes, they said, “I tell you what, if you can tell me the date, we’ll let you in.”  I thought to myself that this was too easy since all I did all summer was sit and stare at a computer screen daily.  I proudly proclaimed June 29th, only to be told that I was wrong.  Absolutely devastated, we pleaded for just one more chance.  They asked us how good of sports we really were.  My friend, misinterpreting the question, started listing off the sports we did. Knowing that this was our last chance I told them we were great sports.  He looked at me and told me to do 5 push ups.  A little confused, but still dead set on getting into the concert, I quickly dropped to the ground and did my 5 push ups.  As I stood up, I was asked Heat or Spurs to which I confidently boasted, Heat!  Obviously these two were buddies who were split on the Finals because one shook his head at me, while the other opened the door and let us in.

As we finally made our way in we high fived, grabbed a beer and realized we were just in time to hear the best song of the night “Tongue Tied.”  It was an experience that I won’t forget, nor do I hope to have to imitate to see Grouplove for the second time.  Either way, it was worth it.

Breaking Down the Chase // With HIMYM – Pt. 2

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We’re flipping the script on all ya’ll! Breaking down the Chase is fun, for us, but even more fun with the help of “How I Met Your Mother.” Cast-Promo-s-how-i-met-your-mother-3223344-2560-1707It was a blast, but you know that you are back for Part 2! But in case you did miss it, check it out here.

It’s safe to say if you make the Chase, you could win it all. Hey two years ago Smoke made the Chase as a wildcard and then rattled off 5 victories to win himself a championship. Anything is possible? But let’s be serious. If anyone is winning. It will be one of these next 6 drivers.

Remember, this isn’t who we think will win the Championship – just how things will line up going into the Chase. Enjoy!

6. KYLE BUSCH

“Shut it Ralph Maccio! Why don’t you go have a party with Luke Skywalker and Harry Potter and War Horse and all the other movie bad guys and stop ruining mine!” – Barney Stinson

KYLE BUSCH may be turning things around from being one of the most despised drivers, but like Barney’s hatred for the real karate kid, I will just not be a fan.  Either way though, when things are going his way, he’s got as good a chance as anyone to take home the crown.

5. CARL EDWARDS

“Sometimes things have to fall apart to make way for better things…we’re done here.” – Ted Mosby

People may not remember, but the king of backflips, CARL EDWARDS, ended up 2nd in points two years ago.  Last year it all fell apart.  This year it’s starting to come back together.  Maybe it’s time for that first ever championship crown.

4. KEVIN HARVICK

“Victoria is happy we’re taking things slow.” – Ted Mosby

“Oh oh honey sweetie baby. No thirty-two year old woman is happy taking things slow. Trust me, Victoria has got friends from high school posting pictures of second babies on Facebook and you think girlfriend’s all like, oh lets just bone a bunch so I’m another year older and still single? B*tch please!” – Marshall Eriksen

The clock isn’t necessarily running out on KEVIN HARVICK, but driver of the #29 Budweiser Chevy is getting pretty antsy to get his first title.  Can the closer finally come up big in the Chase?  Only time will tell, but we know our very own Adam Oestreich will be sitting, waiting, and wishing for that Budweiser bath.

3. KASEY KAHNE

“You know what Robin? Been thinking about it, guess it’s kind of nice you’re such a badass.” – Ted Mosby

“It’s pretty badass your so nice Ted.” – Robin Scherbatsky

The older and some would claim wiser of ‘Oh’s Knows’ recently bashed KASEY KAHNE for not wrecking Matt Kenseth for the win on Saturday night.  I tell you what though, things work out for a guy like that so you never know.  Maybe Kasey will be holding the cup at the end of the season instead of being in the garage after karma came back to bite him.

2. MATT KENSETH

“Ted what is my one rule?” – Barney Stinson
“You can tell how old a girl is by her elbows?” – Ted Mosby
“My other one rule.” – Barney Stinson
“Flax seed relieves upset stomach?” – Ted Mosby
“My other one rule.” – Barney Stinson
“Always have a fake pair of concert tickets in your pocket in case Lily invites you to something stupid?” – Ted Mosby
“My other one rule.” – Barney Stinson
“Labanese girls sprint to third base and then stay there.” – Ted Mosby
“My other one rule.” – Barney Stinson
“New is always better?” – Ted Mosby

“New is always better!” – Barney Stinson

MATT KENSETH changed teams this past season and is looking like a genius because of it.  As said by the famous Barney Stinson, new is definitely always better and Matt Kenseth is living proof.

1. JIMMIE JOHSON

“It’s gonna be legend-… wait for it… and I hope you’re not lactose intolerant because the second half of that word is DAIRY!” – Barney Stinson

JIMMIE JOHNSON is having one heck of a legendary career and another title would only add to that number.  Mr. 5 Time is looking to change his name to Mr. 6 Time.

Stay tuned this week for Adam O’s 12 Drivers making the Chase!

Breaking Down The Chase // With HIMYM – Pt. 1

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In case you haven’t figure out by now, the Oh’s Knows Bros are into NASCAR. We even trying convincing America why everyone should at least go to one NASCAR race before they leave this big blue marble – that was this week’s podcast. For those who don’t know, the Race for the Chase is on, and 12 lucky drivers will make it into NASCAR’s Playoffs.HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER

Since we thought just throwing out some drivers, their team names, paint schemes, horsepower they’re pulling or wife’s names would be a little boring. We went to some of our favorite TV and Movie Shows and asked them for help. Well The Fonz from “Happy Days” didn’t pick where the drivers lined up going into the chase in two weeks (that was us) – we thought a few quotes that related to the driver would be a little more entertaining.

As told by “How I Met Your Mother,” Nick O. brings you his top 12 drivers going into the chase and why. Enjoy.

12.  JEFF GORDON

“This is gonna be a long jinx. Like Yom Kippur services long. The only difference is Yom Kippur’s fast and this one’s gonna be slow.” – Ted Mosby

This is without a doubt a pull for my favorite driver, JEFF GORDON, but the quote was too fitting and I think it’s time to end the curse.   He hasn’t won since the early 2000s back when he was the most dominate driver, winning 4 times in 7 years, so I’m saying he gets a win in the last races before the chase and sneaks in.  Maybe he can even win the whole thing for the first time in 12 years.

11. RYAN NEWMAN

“You’re drinking for two tonight baby.” – Lily Eriksen
“I will do this, for the child” – Marshall Eriksen 

With team owner, Tony Stewart, out for the year, it’s up to RYAN NEWMAN to take the take the Stewart-Haas name to a second cup title in the past three years.

10. JOEY LOGANO

“A Yuletide riddle. What is my second favorite word that begins with B-O-N?” – Barney Stinson
“Bon Jovi?” – Ted Mosby
“What is my third favorite that begins with B-O-N? Buzzer… BONUS!” – Barney Stinson 

JOEY LOGANO’s recent win was just the bonus he needed to almost guarantee a spot in the ‘chase’ as long as he doesn’t trip up. Can the guy who has quickly become despised by both drivers and fans alike make a run to the title?

9. GREG BIFFLE

“Challenge accepted!” – Barney Stinson

GREG BIFFLE had a slump in the middle of the season, but things have started to turn around for him.  Maybe he was told he couldn’t do it this year, to which he proudly proclaimed, “Challenge Accepted!”

8. DALE EARNHARDT JR.

“Ted, your problem is all you do is think, think, think. I’m teaching you how to do, do, do.” – Barney Stinson
“Doo-doo!” – Marshall Eriksen
[chuckles] “Totally.” – Barney Stinson 

As stated on the pod, DALE EARNHARDT JR. has started to let everything get to his head.  The most popular driver in the sport (yes I did call NASCAR a sport) and the guy with one of the biggest legacies to live up to needs to just get back to taking names and focusing on the race.

7. CLINT BOWYER

“This is Barney? This man is blonde. Grown men are not blonde.” – Mr. Scherbatsky

Maybe this is the real reason behind why CLINT BOWYER hasn’t won a race yet this year.  If he’s going to win the championship, he’s got to get himself into victory lane, and more than once.

Check back tomorrow for Nick O.’s Top 6 Drivers heading into the Chase. HIMYM is coming too.

LISTEN: OH’S KNOWS #3 // GO TO A NASCAR RACE 8-25-13

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And we’re back! Adam and Nick talk bristolfantasy sports, look forward to the ACL Music Festival, Ben Affleck as the NEW Batman, why everyone in America needs to go to at least one NASCAR race, and the Top 5 race tracks they want to go to before they leave earth –   “I’ve never felt more American than when I was in Bristol, beer in my hand, family to my side, American flag waving. This is why the terrorists hate us.”

Nick continues to watch HIMYM and all Tom Cruise movies. SPOILER ALERT if you haven’t seen 2002’s “Minority Report.” Also would go to the Daytona 500 if someone gave him the choice today.

Adam’s driver finished 2nd in this week’s NASCAR race and watched “Step Brothers,” again. Also would go to the Darlington Raceway if someone gave him the choice today.

But they’d go to any race if you are offering.

Listen next week as Adam and Nick break down the first week in College Football, talk the outcome of the Iowa/Northern Illinois game and continue the countdown to the ACL Music Festial.

Cheers!

Best and Worst of the Weekend

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Nicholas:Jacksonville Jaguars v New York Jets

BEST // Kasey Kahne racing the right way, not wrecking Matt Kenseth for the win on last lap at Bristol Night Race

WORST // Rex Ryan putting Mark Sanchez back in during the 4th quarter because he wanted to win a preseason game

Adam:

BEST // Kevin Harvick parking in Denny Hamlin’s pit stall after he believed Hamlin caused a huge wreck, ending his day

WORST // 38-year-old Allen Iverson has come to terms with the fact that his playing career is finished, officially retires