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  • Racing, new book keep Joe Gibbs too busy for NFL

    08/27/2009 12:39:42 PM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 7 replies · 518+ views
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | August 25, 2009 | Jan Hubbard
    While Gibbs, who is 68, devotes most of his time to racing, he recently completed work on a book that he is promoting. It’s called Game Plan for Life, and it’s more than a book for Gibbs. "It’s the most important message that I can give anyone," he said. "And it’s something that I want to do the rest of my life." Gibbs, who — like Tom Landry — has always been open about his Christian faith, hired a research firm to determine the greatest personal challenges for men — or as he put it, the "average Joe." Eleven topics...
  • NASCAR owner Gibbs shares life playbook with 'Game Plan'

    08/03/2009 5:51:09 AM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 4 replies · 521+ views
    Game Plan for Life ^ | August 3, 2009
    HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — Joe Gibbs has guided teams to three Super Bowl championships and three Sprint Cup titles, so his legacy as a sporting icon would seem more than secure. But the man still known affectionately as "Coach" around the hallways of Joe Gibbs Racing says it is more important to be remembered for words and wisdom than for wins. "I'm going to be in an old-age home saying, 'You know, I coached the (Washington) Redskins and owned a NASCAR team,' and the other guys will say, 'Get this nut out of here,' " Gibbs, 68, says, laughing. "How much...
  • Joe Gibbs's Game Plan for Life

    07/14/2009 1:19:58 PM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 8 replies · 707+ views
    Game Plan for Life ^ | July 14, 2009
    We definitely live in a celebrity culture. How many industries—from sports talk to memorabilia sales—are manufactured on the backs of a culture that can’t get enough scoop or goods on today’s headline makers? We know they’re just people, but somehow we’re willing to let them be larger-than-life. It’s in our cultural DNA. But even those who impress us with their skill and swagger—the ones who are among the best at what they do—miss a lot of reads in the course of a game. They foul a lot of balls into the stands. They push a lot of shots wide of...
  • $10 Million, Just for Motor Oil To Boost Power, Nascar Teams Spend Millions on Engine Lubricants

    04/10/2009 10:48:51 AM PDT · by zaphod3000 · 21 replies · 1,035+ views
    WSJ ^ | April 9, 2009 | REED ALBERGOTTI
    The most advanced piece of technology in a Nascar vehicle these days isn't its engine, its suspension or anything made of carbon fiber. It's the motor oil. Joe Gibbs Racing, a team that owns three top-level Sprint Cup cars, has spent about $1 million a year over the past decade to perfect its motor oil. As a result, its engines have squeezed out an extra 10 horsepower, a roughly 2% increase that can be a serious advantage in Nascar races, where the typical margin of victory is about one second. With Nascar increasingly cracking down on the use of technology...
  • NASCAR Legend Richard Petty Endorses John McCain

    10/11/2008 12:22:09 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 22 replies · 996+ views
    October 11, 2008 Contact: Press Office NASCAR Legend Richard Petty Endorses John McCain ARLINGTON, VA -- McCain-Palin 2008 today announced that Richard Petty, widely known as the greatest driver in NASCAR history, is endorsing John McCain for president. Petty is announcing his endorsement at today's Bank of America 500 at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Charlotte, N.C. "What we need right now in these uncertain times is a steady hand on the wheel -- a leader we can trust to put country first, ahead of politics," Petty said. "John McCain has always done that, and if you need proof, think about...
  • NASCAR - The Kobalt Tools 500 - from Atlanta - on FOX, Sunday 3/9 at 2:00pm ET (Race #4 of 36)

    03/05/2008 5:29:58 PM PST · by glock rocks · 1,065 replies · 7,775+ views
    . The Kobalt Tools 500 Sunday 2:00 pm ET on FOX from Atlanta Motor Speedway SPEED Race Day at 11:30 ETFOX Pre-race show at 1:30 ETGreen Flag approx 2:00 ET Please visit the FR Canteen - Dedicated to our troops, veterans, and their families: The FR Canteen God Bless Our Troops Please pray on this day, and every day, for our Patriot Armed Forces standing in harm's way around the world in defense of our liberty, and for the families awaiting their safe return.
  • Joe Gibbs Resigns - Now What?

    01/10/2008 7:07:44 AM PST · by Rick Vassar · 6 replies · 99+ views
    Blogcritics.org ^ | 01/08/07 | Rick Vassar
    It always seems like it’s one step forward and two steps back for the Washington Redskins. With the departure of Joe Gibbs today, there is only one thing left to say: "Dan Snyder, please sell this team!" If you are the loyal Redskins fan that you profess to be, Mr. Snyder, you must know that all the attributes that make you a brilliant businessman are the same qualities that are driving this football team down. If you truly love this team and you are a true fan, sell it so there is at least a chance that the Redskins will...
  • Redskins' Gibbs steps down

    01/08/2008 6:17:04 AM PST · by PurpleMan · 86 replies · 196+ views
    CNN/SI ^ | Tuesday January 8, 2008
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Washington Redskins coach Joe Gibbs resigned as coach and team president of the Washington Redskins on Tuesday, the Associated Press has learned. A person familiar with Gibbs' decision, speaking on condition of anonymity because the news had not been officially announced, said Gibbs would make his resignation known later Tuesday morning and would discuss it at 3 p.m. news conference.
  • Joe Gibbs resigns as Redskins coach

    01/08/2008 6:29:52 AM PST · by period end of story · 7 replies · 97+ views
    AP via YahooNews ^ | January 8, 2008 | Joseph White
    Joe Gibbs resigned as coach and team president of the Washington Redskins on Tuesday. The Redskins said in a statement that Gibbs will remain part of the Redskins family and serve as a special adviser to owner Dan Snyder. Gibbs was to discuss his decision at a 3 p.m. news conference at Redskins Park. The Redskins will begin a search for a new coach immediately. Among the certain candidates are two former head coaches on Gibbs' staff, Gregg Williams and Al Saunders.
  • The Washington Redskins: A Franchise's Downward Spiral

    12/05/2007 11:08:41 AM PST · by Rick Vassar · 19 replies · 73+ views
    I know about losing teams. I root for a lot of them. In 49 years, I have seen the San Francisco Giants in the World Series twice (that I remember). The first was 1989, when they were swept by the Oakland A’s in the earthquake series. I watched every out. They never led. And 2002, in Game 6, up by five and needing six outs and couldn’t do it. Don’t even get me started on 1993, when they won 103 games and didn’t make the playoffs. I was born in Massachusetts, so it all starts there with the Red Sox....
  • Busch chooses Gibbs after 7-week free agency (Kyle Busch to Gibbs)

    08/06/2007 4:16:30 PM PDT · by icecold · 2 replies · 220+ views
    AP ^ | 8/6/07 | JENNA FRYER
    August 6, 2007 CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Kyle Busch chose to drive for Joe Gibbs Racing next season and began informing other teams Monday of his decision. A source close to Busch told The Associated Press that the driver had selected Gibbs after a seven-week search that began when Hendrick Motorsports released the 22-year-old driver to make room for Dale Earnhardt Jr. next season. The source requested anonymity because the deal was not finalized.
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 3 September 2006

    09/03/2006 5:01:28 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 865 replies · 16,734+ views
    Various big media television networks ^ | 3 September 2006 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Sunday, September 3rd, 2006 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., Elizabeth Dole, R-N.C., and Arlen Specter, R-Pa.; Washington Redskins coach Joe Gibbs.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., and his Democratic challenger, state treasurer Robert Casey. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean; Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. THIS WEEK (ABC): Sen. Joseph Biden, D-Del.; Sen. Lincoln Chafee, R-R.I., and his primary challenger, Cranston Mayor Stephen Laffey; actress and animal rights activist Bo Derek. LATE EDITION (CNN) : Rep. Christopher Shays,...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 26 February 2006

    02/26/2006 5:22:56 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 1,064 replies · 18,905+ views
    Various big media television networks ^ | 26 February 2006 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Sunday, February 26th, 2006 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): White House homeland security adviser Frances Fragos Townsend, Sen. Joseph Biden, D-Del., Gov. Mitt Romney, R-Mass.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., Sen. John Warner, R-Va., Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, R-Calif. FACE THE NATION (CBS): National security adviser Stephen Hadley; Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. THIS WEEK (ABC): Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Carl Levin, D-Mich.; actor Richard Gere. LATE EDITION (CNN) : Hadley; Iraqi national security adviser Mowaffak al-Rubaie; Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and...
  • Weekend Show *Preview* for 2/25-2/26/06 (not the live thread)

    02/25/2006 6:08:56 AM PST · by Phsstpok · 93 replies · 975+ views
    Network and Cable News | 2/25/06 | Network and Cable News Networks
    This weekend I've added the Saturday night/Sunday morning Fox/WSJ "Journal Editorial Report" to the mix.  It looks to be a very interesting addition (on "our side," maybe?).Last weekend I clearly missed the MSM spin on the "White House is being too secretive" meme (though I was on  the right track with the "they're being mean" idea).  When I post a meme it is simply my best guess and I'm desperately reaching out for others to correct or augment anything I post.  That's the purpose of my thread.  Not to declare "this is what is" but to ask "is this close"...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush - (photos) - 1.24.06

    01/24/2006 4:07:23 PM PST · by ohioWfan · 259 replies · 3,140+ views
    Whitehouse.gov, Yahoo.com | 1.24.06 | ohioWfan
    Today, President Bush welcomed Pakistan Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz to the Oval Office where the two discussed the relationship between the two countries, and made a joint statement to the press. Later in the day, President Bush welcomed 2005 NASCAR Nextel Cup champion Tony Stewart to the South Lawn of the White House where they posed for a photo op with the Nextel Cup Champion team (and the winning Chevrolet !) He also met with West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin in the Oval Office, whose legislative proposals to improve mine safety have passed by the West Virginia Senate unanimously. Today,...
  • Racing Champ Stewart, Oval Office Regular (2005 Nascar NC Champ visits the President)

    01/24/2006 2:30:50 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 44 replies · 770+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/24/06 | Nedra Pickler - ap
    WASHINGTON - NASCAR Cup champion Tony Stewart has had such a successful racing career that he's becoming a regular at the White House. Stewart said President Bush recalled his two previous visits to the Oval Office — one for his first Cup championship and another with other top drivers — when he came in for a third on Tuesday. "It's a real big honor to be able to come here and have the president remember you," Stewart told reporters as he left the West Wing. "He said, `I'd like to see you back here next year.' So I'm definitely on...
  • Back where they belong

    01/01/2006 5:07:39 PM PST · by MJY1288 · 14 replies · 325+ views
    Portis carries Redskins into playoffs   NFL.com wire reports PHILADELPHIA (Jan. 1, 2006) -- Joe Gibbs and the Washington Redskins are back in the playoffs. Clinton Portis ran for 112 yards and two touchdowns, leading the Redskins to a hard-fought 31-20 victory over the woeful Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. Washington (10-6) clinched the NFL's final playoff spot and its first postseason berth since 1999 with its fifth straight win. The victory also eliminated Dallas from contention. The Redskins play Tampa Bay (11-5) in an NFC wild-card game next Saturday in their first playoff game since losing 14-13 to the Buccaneers...
  • Powerful charge: Interstate Batteries hopes to give a jolt to crisis pregnancy centers

    10/29/2005 4:57:25 AM PDT · by rhema · 24 replies · 941+ views
    WORLD ^ | 11/5/05 | Lynn Vincent
    Urged on by roaring fans, 43 NASCAR rivals flashed around the flat oval at Virginia's Martinsville Speedway in the Subway 500. Drivers braked at the track's notorious wreck-maker turns, then screamed down the straightaways at speeds of up to 126 mph. Before packed grandstands and a national television audience, each car doubled as a speeding billboard emblazoned with logos like Home Depot, Motorcraft, Interstate Batteries, and . . . Care-Net Pregnancy Centers? Hardly your standard manly racecar ad. But Joe Gibbs Racing Team driver Bobby Labonte indeed circled the track on Oct. 23 in the Interstate Batteries car, its entire...
  • ExtremeSkins Fan View: Loaded For Bear

    09/09/2005 5:03:30 AM PDT · by 7thson · 11 replies · 808+ views
    ExtremeSkins.com ^ | September 8, 2005 | Mark Steven
    An anonymous wise man once said, "the only good preseason is a finished preseason...with, like, no major injuries." Perhaps our undercover wise man fails to quite stand alongside Longfellow for etymological elegance, but he was most assuredly on point in the case of the 2005 Washington Redskins. Roughly four days hence, what transpired over the past four weeks will be but a fleeting memory--the casually discarded satin prelude to an evening of intimate revelry. Ahem. Bottom line, the 2005 preseason was a good one. And that's all I have to say about that. When we last left the real Washington...
  • Clinton 1, Redskins 0 (Redskins Myth Debunked)

    10/31/2004 2:02:12 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 76 replies · 5,509+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 28, 2004 | JAMES TARANTO
    Clinton 1, Redskins 0 On Tuesday we discussed the "Redskins rule," according to which if the Washington NFL team wins its last game before a presidential election, the incumbent party prevails; otherwise, it goes down to defeat. "As in sports," we noted, quoting an earlier article of ours, "streaks and slumps in politics go on only until they end." Well, it turns out this particular streak already ended, eight years ago. According to blogger Justin Taylor, on whose posting we relied, the Redskins beat the Indianapolis Colts in 1996's last pre-election game, and the incumbent, Bill Clinton, was re-elected. It's...
  • 9 out of 10 NASCAR Stars Agree...Bush Is #1

    10/28/2004 12:43:38 PM PDT · by Cableguy · 61 replies · 1,461+ views
    SpeedwayMedia ^ | 10/28/04 | John Pavesi
    That's George W. Bush, not Kurt Busch [though Kurt's hoping they'll say the same about him after the final 4 races this season]. A little over a week ago, the guys at NASCAR.com ran a front page article detailing Presidential endorsements from NASCAR drivers, team owners, TV commentators, and members of the sport's sanctioning body. The article detailed the near unanimity of their endorsements going to President Bush. It seems to further prove over time what NASCAR's 'King', Richard Petty, has famously said: "You'd be hard-pressed" to find a Democrat in the garage these days. When pressed for further details...
  • NFL concedes mistakes by officials (in Redskins-Cowboys game)

    09/28/2004 10:57:53 PM PDT · by churchillbuff · 156 replies · 3,312+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Sep. 29, 04 | Mark Zuckerman
    Washington Redskins coach Joe Gibbs yesterday expressed displeasure with a pair of officiating calls in Washington's 21-18 loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Monday night, and the NFL responded by conceding its crew made two mistakes. A club source said league officials reviewed the two plays in question — a pass interference call on Redskins cornerback Walt Harris in the first quarter, and a no-call on a deep pass to Rod Gardner in the fourth quarter. The league conceded error in both cases.
  • Kerry Ain't No Joe Gibbs

    09/13/2004 6:09:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies · 1,331+ views
    Insight Magazine ^ | September 13, 2004 | MARTIN SIEFF
    How did the Republicans win control of both the Senate and the House of Representatives in the 2002 midterm elections? They won by playing politics the Joe Gibbs way. And they look all set to retain the presidency this November with exactly the same strategy. Gibbs is the legendary American football coach who has returned to run his old Washington Redskins team with which he won three Super Bowls. He has the best winning percentage of any coach in the National Football League. Gibbs won -- and probably will continue to win -- so often because he took as few...
  • Jesse Jackson to NASCAR: 'Negroes Can Drive Cars Fast'

    07/03/2004 10:28:37 PM PDT · by SpyderTim · 66 replies · 6,147+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | July 1, 2004 | Marc Morano
    Jesse Jackson to NASCAR: 'Negroes Can Drive Cars Fast' By Marc Morano CNSNews.com Senior Staff Writer July 01, 2004 Chicago (CNSNews.com) - Jesse Jackson says NASCAR should feature more African-American drivers because "negroes can drive cars fast." Jackson made the remarks on Tuesday, the day of the sports luncheon at the 33rd Annual Rainbow/PUSH Coalition conference in Chicago, while waiting to introduce Sen. John F. Kerry. "One thing I know, negroes can drive cars fast," Jackson said to laughter. "I mean, we go through red lights, even [drive] at night with our lights off. We can drive cars fast," he...
  • Redskins: Clinton Portis for Champ Bailey trade may be in the works.

    02/23/2004 3:30:58 PM PST · by jempet · 18 replies · 210+ views
    DENVER -- The Denver Broncos are discussing a trade that would send running back Clinton Portis to the Washington Redskins for cornerback Champ Bailey, a swap of two Pro Bowlers upset with their contracts, a source said Monday. Advertisement In giving up Portis for Bailey, Denver also would receive Washington's second-round selection in the April draft, the NFL source told the Associated Press on condition of anonymity. Vinny Cerrato, Washington's player personnel director, said at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis: "We are talking to a number of teams and Denver is one of the teams." He wouldn't name the...
  • [NASCAR] On track for diversity

    02/15/2004 1:03:45 PM PST · by foreverfree · 10 replies · 161+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 2/15/04 | Thom Loverro
    <p>HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. - In a nondescript shop in a strip of buildings in this Charlotte suburb, two NFL greats have joined forces to achieve a not-so-modest goal: change the face of car racing. Joe Gibbs' racing organization is embarking on a program intended to establish minority drivers and teams in NASCAR -- and in the process discover the Tiger Woods of racing, a young star who could draw more minority drivers and fans to the sport.</p>
  • Bobby Labonte plans to ride with 'Passion' for the 500

    02/12/2004 4:35:24 AM PST · by Prov1322 · 19 replies · 454+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 02.12.04 | Shannon Rose
    Bobby Labonte plans to ride with 'Passion' for the 500 By Shannon Rose Sentinel Staff Writer February 12, 2004 DAYTONA BEACH -- Bobby Labonte won't need God as his co-pilot this weekend. He will have Jesus on his hood. The hood of Labonte's No. 18 Chevrolet, normally sponsored by Interstate Batteries, will carry a promotion for the Mel Gibson movie The Passion of the Christ during Sunday's Daytona 500. It's a one-week deal that has given the team and the film a jolt of publicity. Labonte, who also will compete in one of today's Twin 125 qualifying races at Daytona...
  • Bush praises U.S. troops for illustrating tolerance

    02/05/2004 9:57:13 PM PST · by kattracks · 5 replies · 174+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 2/06/04 | Julia Duin
    <p>President Bush heaped praise on U.S. military forces during the National Prayer Breakfast yesterday, saying American troops are illustrating "the great American tradition of religious tolerance" by some of their deeds in Iraq.</p> <p>"The Iraqi people are mostly Muslims and we respect the faith they practice," Mr. Bush told almost 5,000 listeners at the 52nd annual National Prayer Breakfast at the Washington Hilton and Towers.</p>
  • A football coach even a Dallas Freeper could love (Gibbs)

    01/09/2004 10:07:10 AM PST · by Nightbird · 14 replies · 217+ views
    National Review ^ | 01/09/04 | David Hickey
    No Ordinary Joe The Washington Redskins go back to the future. By David Hickey ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA — I hate the Washington Redskins. I'm not the only one, either, as most anyone who moves to this area and is a pro-football fan automatically hates the team. The reasons for playa hatin' are numerous: the incessant and idiotic Redskins coverage, the incredibly obnoxious Hogettes, the fact that transplants may already have a favorite team, and, of course, the young, meddlesome, football-neophyte owner Dan Snyder. About the only thing to like about the local professional football team is that they refuse to bow...
  • Return to Washington Gives Gibbs an Edge

    01/09/2004 4:59:46 AM PST · by 7thson · 4 replies · 162+ views
    The Washington ComPost ^ | Friday, January 9, 2004 | Thomas Boswell
    "You win with good people, the right character, the right smarts, then the ability," Gibbs said. "I'll just share one little thing with you. . . . [One year] we got off to a horrible start. And I think were like 1-2. Before we go out we always have a team meeting. And for some reason, I just said this: 'If any of you guys got anything to give the Washington Redskins, you need to give it tonight. We're in trouble.' " When Gibbs looked up, there were "tears coming out of their eyes. And that's what it takes. You...
  • Joe Gibbs' 'new deal'

    01/08/2004 11:21:30 PM PST · by kattracks · 2 replies · 133+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 1/09/04 | Jody Foldesy
    <p>A smattering of fans arrived early to cheer his entrance and stayed late for a glimpse of his departure. Family, team officials, reporters and players past and present packed into and spilled out of the Redskin Park auditorium, all hoping to learn how this living legend planned to pull off his encore act.</p>
  • Joe Gibbs Press Conference, 5 p.m. EST - LIVE THREAD

    01/08/2004 1:45:05 PM PST · by jgrubbs · 14 replies · 267+ views
    Redskins.com ^ | 01/08/2004 | Redskins.com
    Audio: Joe Gibbs Press Conference, 5 p.m. EST Redskins head coach Joe Gibbs will address the media Thursday afternoon at 5 p.m. EST at Redskin Park. Listen to the press conference LIVE on Redskins.com! An audio archive will be available from Real Networks within two hours after the end of the press conference. A full transcript of the press conference will also be available on Redskins.com.Click here to listen to the press conference LIVE!
  • Blast from the Past: Gibbs Takes Over in D.C.

    01/07/2004 4:42:25 AM PST · by leadpenny · 264 replies · 488+ views
    <p>According to Sid Rosenburg, the Sports guy on the Imus in the Morning program, the Redskins are set to make an announcement today that the former Redskins Coach will be returning to be the new head coach.</p>
  • Choose your coaching geniuses carefully (FOOTBALL ALERT)

    09/30/2002 5:34:53 AM PDT · by 7thson · 20 replies · 317+ views
    NFL FEATURES ^ | Sept. 26, 2002 | Cris Collinsworth
    The longer I'm around and watch the NFL, the more determined I am to reserve the label of genius for scientists and Nobel Prize winners. I will no longer refer to anybody in the NFL coaching ranks as a genius. I have seen too many geniuses turn into high school dropouts once their star players -- who represent the Xs and Os -- retire or leave the team. The first guy I ever thought was a genius was Mike Shanahan. I felt he was a step ahead of everybody after winning two Super Bowls in Denver. He had the spread...