Tragedy on the Track

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NASCAR star Tony Stewart hit and killed a 20-year-old driver during a dirt track race in Canandaigua, New York on Saturday.

The two drivers were involved in a collision.. Suddenly, Kevin Ward Jr got out of his car and approached Stewart’s vehicle as the racers were warned to slow down on their next lap.

Stewart didn’t see Ward because there was a car in front of him and hit Ward sending him flying 50-feet. He was taken to a hospital where he later died.

Police are investigating the incident but say it’s not a criminal investigation. They have already interviewed Stewart and said he appeared to be very upset over what happened.

Stewart pulled out of yesterday’s (Sunday) NASCAR Sprint Cup race due to the fatal accident… and Regan Smith raced in his place.

Yesterday, Tony Stewart sayid “there aren’t words” to describe his sadness over the accident that killed Kevin Ward Jr.In a statement released by a spokesman, Stewart says “my thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and everyone affected by this tragedy.”

Jason Aldean Speaks Out on his Relationship

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Jason Aldean says it’s about time everyone move on from his family drama.

It’s been almost two years since the country singer was spotted with another woman while still married .

After posting a snapshot of his now girlfriend, Brittany Kerr, on Instagram Sunday, Aldean’s followers posted some nasty comments.
The father of two, who filed for divorce from wife Jessica Ussery in 2013, came to Kerr’s defense with a second Instagram of the words, “You know my name, not my story. You’ve heard what I’ve done, not what I’ve been through.”
And Aldean posted an update on his life:
“So sick of people judging me and @brittanylkerr over things they know nothing about. I have made mistakes but I am a better person because of it, and wouldn’t change a thing.
“I’m happier than I have ever been, so thank u to all the people who support us. We are happy and life goes on. It’s time to move on people. #aldeanarmy #oldnews #timetomoveon.”

 

Do you think fans need to move on?  Or do you think Jason deserves the flack for cheating on his wife?

Driver goes airborne…takes out police choppers

When you watch this video…keep in mind that this is NOT a video game.  This really happened.

A 71 year old Arkansas driver lost control of his car…accelerated through an intersection…and then went airborne over a wall.  On the other side of that wall?  Two police helicopters.

First responders pried the man from his car and he was treated at a local hospital.  No word yet on how much damage was done to the choppers.

Lady Antebellum going into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame

Congratulations all around…Lady Antebellum and Jeff Foxworthy are the newest members of the Georgia Music Hall of Fame!

The announcement was made on Friday, and the trio will officially be welcomed in on October 11th.

Both Dave Haywood and Charles Kelley are natives of the Peach State, but bandmate Hillary Scott was born in Tennessee.  Normally, that might cause an issue for these two fiercely rival states, but Haywood points out that, as far as they’re all concerned, Hillary is an honorary Georgian. “She’s spent a lot of time there in Atlanta and Athens”, said Haywood. “We’ve shown her the Georgia Theatre and Eddie’s Attic.”

He went on to say how honored the band is.  “We’ve never been a part of something like this before,” he said. “It’s pretty special hearing the words ‘Lady Antebellum’ and ‘hall of fame’ in the same sentence. We really feel honored to be included.”

 

“Slapgate” settled…with a chat?

Well, it looks like Tim McGraw might just get his wish.  After a video of Tim swatting an overzealous fan at a concert in Atlanta a few weeks ago surfaced on the internet, Tim found himself on the hotseat.  In the video, a fan who was later identified at Jesslyn Taylor appears to grab Tim’s leg while he was performing on a catwalk.  She apparently ripped his bluejeans and nearly pulled him off-balance.

According to Tim…he reacted “instinctively” and gave the young lady a swat on the head.  She was then led out of the concert by security.  The situation threatened to turn ugly when Taylor hired a personal injury lawyer.

But today, a statement released by Tim’s team says that “The matter between Tim McGraw and Jesslyn Taylor stemming from an Atlanta concert has been mutually resolved the old-fashioned way–with a simple conversation”

So we’re left to assume that they each apologized to the other.  That seems very unlikely, with lawyers involved.  After all, what’s 40% of an apology?

K-State newcomers get haircuts

Well, it’s been a busy week out at the Vanier Football Complex.

Fall training camp got underway as the Wildcats prepare for the upcoming season.  Then, on Wednesday, legendary head coach Bill Snyder railed against how college athletics has “sold out”.  And now, with the home opener just three weeks away…the incoming freshmen got haircuts.

And not good haircuts.   See for yourself.

This Day In History – August 8

1975

Hank Williams, Jr. fell about 500 feet down a mountain in Montana!

Sporting his new look – sunglasses and a thick beard, and after two years of surgeries, he returned to music…

And was cooler than ever!!

1974

President Richard Nixon announced in a national broadcast address that he would resign his office at noon the following day.

His decision to resign came in the wake of new revelations connected to the Watergate scandal. Nixon said he “deeply regretted” any injuries he had caused, and said that some of his judgement had been wrong.

This makes Forrest Gump sad!

1992

The US Olympic Men’s Basketball Team, the Dream Team, defeated Croatia 117-85 to win the gold medal!

Nice win, but…

How did they let Croatia score 85 points of them?!

Ridiculous!!!

And then lastly,

…all good things must come to an end (apparently)…

2001

Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman divorced after 11 years of marriage!

I think she’s better off! 

-Tyler Jackson

Drunk Wife Makes “Grilled Cheeses”

A man heard his wife coming home in the middle of the night and recorded her “making grilled cheeses” by melting string cheese over a plateful of goldfish crackers while swigging wine and insisting she’s not drunk.