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Old 02-13-2001, 01:56 PM   #1
Lafora
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Post Is it just me, or is Vince McMahon crazy. Read on.

You're not going to believe this news article I
read tonight....

=============================================
Old Time Racing Comes Back To The US
New York (IP)

"WHERE'S MY AUTO RACING?"

Buoyed by the early success of his Extreme
Football League, the XFL, and dislike of the
elitism of Formula 1 and commercialization
of NASCAR, wresting magnate Vince McMahon
has decided to further expand his sports
empire with a new auto racing league, the
XF1, or "Extremely Fast One".

"It's going to be a throwback to old time
auto racing. None of these wimpy cars
covered in laundry soap advertising or look
like space ships, I want to see REAL cars:
muscle cars, the kind of cars that can peel
out and leave layers of rubber on the road."

Included in his proposed rules are points
not just for winning or finishing in the
top ten, but also for knocking competitors
out of the race, for carrying their "cargo"
to the finish undamaged - a reference to the
early days of moonshiners - and drivers who
race as "police", preventing other racers
from finishing. To differentiate this from
all other racing series, races will take
place on a variety of surfaces including an
oval, some road courses, dirt trails through
backwoods, and even two city street races.

There will be a premium on safety, McMahon
assures us, but one wonders how safe racing
can be when collisions are a desired event.
"I promise my racing league will be as safe
as the XFL or professional wresting." The
serious injury in the first XFL "possession"
(a replacement for the coin toss), coupled
with his handling of the death of Owen Hart
makes this a dubious proposition.

Set to begin racing in October of 2001, the
15 race season will be broadcast on CBS, who
having just lost NASCAR to FOX, are looking
for a replacement to fill the schedule.

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Old 02-13-2001, 02:04 PM   #2
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oh sure. they won't even breathe the word "rally" but this is picked up by a major network.

oh well, time to go wax up "the general".
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Old 02-13-2001, 02:06 PM   #3
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Yeah...he's crazy. I'd do it though. Get paid to go wreck cars. Sounds fun to me.

On the other hand, how many kids will go out and drive old ladies off the road because they were in their way? Just like the kids that kill themselves trying to do some stunt that they saw on the WWF.

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Old 02-13-2001, 02:07 PM   #4
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So which satire site was this news article from? The Onion? A car enthusiast site?
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Old 02-13-2001, 02:15 PM   #5
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Isn't XFL bombing? I'd be much more believing of this coming from the Onion...
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Old 02-13-2001, 02:20 PM   #6
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here we go. no more of this wussy jap crap. time for the original rally car

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Old 02-13-2001, 04:12 PM   #7
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I just saw the General Lee in Burlington,MA a few weeks ago. I'm sure there are dozens of them all over the country, but I never expected to see one this far north. Couldn't see who was driving though.
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Old 02-13-2001, 05:38 PM   #8
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Hmmm... looks like satire
[sniff, sniff] smells like satire
[touching it] feels like satire...
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Old 02-13-2001, 08:21 PM   #9
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Heck yes, Vince if you are listening you got yourself a driver

JJ
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Old 02-14-2001, 09:27 AM   #10
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i think using the word "heck" automatically disqualifies you as a potential driver
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Old 02-14-2001, 08:39 PM   #11
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Well if I said womething else in it's place, then I'd be in trouble So in place of heck, well I guess you can replace that with a word that begins with the letter....

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Old 02-15-2001, 01:44 AM   #12
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Sooner or later, I think he is going to step on his own toes....and screw everything he has. He just doesn't know when and where to stop.
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