The first week in the 2014 NASCAR season is in the books. Mr. Dale Earnhardt Jr. won The Great American Race and is poised to win it all this year. Right? That’s how that works isn’t it? Well he isn’t really guaranteed a Championship, but he does have a spot in the Chase, so that’s a good start. And although the super speedways are every man and woman’s race, we still have to come up with a power rankings. BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT AMERICA DOES. And because we like to go against the grain, and love movies – we thought we’d combine the two.
This week – quotes from some of the greatest comedies of all-time, in honor of Harold Ramis.
1. Dale Earnhardt Jr. — Groundhog Day
Phil: I’m a god.
Rita: You’re God?
Phil: I’m a god. I’m not the God… I don’t think.
2. Denny Hamlin — Groundhog Day
Phil: I’m betting he’s going to swerve first.
3. Jimmie Johnson — Ghostbusters
Dr Ray Stantz: I think we’d better split up.
Dr. Egon Spengler: Good idea.
Dr. Peter Venkman: Yeah… we can do more damage that way.
D-Day: We have an old saying in Delta House: don’t get mad, get even.
5. Kyle Busch — Caddyshack
Richard Richards: Better come in till this blows over.
Bishop: What do you think, fella?
Carl Spackler: I’d keep playing. I don’t think the heavy stuff’s gonna come down for quite awhile.
Bishop: You’re right. Anyway, the Good Lord would never disrupt the best game of my life.
Phil: It’s the same thing your whole life: “Clean up your room. Stand up straight. Pick up your feet. Take it like a man. Be nice to your sister. Don’t mix beer and wine, ever.” Oh yeah: “Don’t drive on the railroad track.”
7. Jeff Gordon — Caddyshack
Ty Webb: I’m going to give you a little advice. There’s a force in the universe that makes things happen. And all you have to do is get in touch with it, stop thinking, let things happen, and be the ball.
8. Matt Kenseth — Caddyshack
Dr. Beeper: I thought you’d be the man to beat this year.
Ty Webb: I guess you’ll just have to keep beating yourself.
9. Kurt Busch — Ghostbusters
Dr. Peter Venkman: I’m gonna take back some of the things I said about you, Egon.
Carl Spackler: Cinderella story. Outta nowhere. A former greenskeeper, now, about to become the Masters champion. It looks like a mirac… It’s in the hole! It’s in the hole! It’s in the hole!
Austin Dillon and Clint Bowyer — Animal House
Flounder: I can’t believe I threw up in front of Dean Wormer.
Boon: Face it, Kent. You threw up “on” Dean Wormer.