Wednesday, October 11, 2006

HEY! Little Tony Stewart! Get Off My Lawn!

Recently, Dan Wetzel of Yahoo! Sports wrote an article addressing the issue of confederate flags still being prominently displayed at NASCAR races. Only one driver, Dale Jr., was willing to say anything about the "Rebel Flag", but you get the feeling that the flag flying so proudly on a number of infield vehicles probably isn't the greatest thing for attracting new, more diverse, fans.

After reading the article, I decided to check out to see if anything confederate related had snuck past the quality control engineers in charge of the online store. While I was unable to locate anything with the Confederate Flag, I did find a few other items that were pretty odd. Two in particular caught my eye.

The first was that collection of NASCAR themed Halloween costumes that you see above. Your little racecar driver can choose from Dale Jr.(show your appreciation for his tough stance on Confederate Flags), Jeff Gordon(stunning 5th grade arm candy not included) or Tony Stewart(be prepared for some cussin' and fightin'). Unfortunately you have to buy the BillyBob teeth separately.

The second item that I noticed was this:

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That's right, it's a Tony Stewart inspired bathrobe. I'm sure every female out there secretly hopes her man won't put one on because he'll become so irrestible. It's perfect for those nights when you're "bump drafting" that special someone, though "rear end lube" doesn't seem to be included.

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