This week, we are changing things up and doing, something special just for all you fans out there. Walker's Rants are back and just to add a little kick, we are bringing in a new face to do the ranting.
No worries, Walker will be back to his usual form in no time.
However, 'till then, enjoy what my boy Steve—a.k.a. The Kid, a.k.a. Bloomer—is ranting on this week.
—The times they are a changin'. Miami, FSU, and Florida had a total of five draftees in the NFL draft. UConn, typically a women's basketball powerhouse, had four NLF draftees on the first day.
—The Washington Redskins had a total of three first round picks in the 1980's, yet made three Super Bowls.
—Funny how someone can widdle their way through a four-year college, yet complain about not knowing where the VERSUS network is located on the tube.
—In theory, Tony Stewart might be getting the fourth best Hendrick Motorsports chaises and engines after HMS takes care of in-house drivers Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Mark Martin, and Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
However, Stewart sits fourth in the standings right now, within 64 of second place Jeff Gordon.
—Apparently, Earnhardt Jr.'s protégé is Brad Kesowloski, the winner at Talladega on Sunday. Just wondering: If you've got one win in the last 100 races, should you have a protégé?
—Finally, it was great to see someone paying for a block at Talladega.
—UVA Football finishes the 2009 season with four of the final six games at home. What does this mean? The Hoo's will be pulling the trigger on an eight-win season before the bowl.
—Every now and then in the sports world, you come across a guy that needs to put himself out of his own misery. This week's nominee: David Poole, Charlotte Observer columnist and host on NASCAR Radio.
This guy lives to complain about anything and everything and is the first to tell you a track needs to upgrade its media center to cater to his appetite.
—Don't judge my A's, and don't judge the hated Yankee's until July 1.
—If this were 1983, I'd be writing about the first week's game in the USFL.
Awwwwwww...the good ol' days of Anthony Carter and the Oakland Invaders, Herschel Walker and the N.J. Generals, Jim Kelley and the Houston Gamblers, and Reggie White and the Memphis Showboats.