I've noticed that race car drivers make a big point of taking a swig of their sponsor's drink during the post-race interview. Unless they happen to be running the colors of a booze maker. But I think it'd be refreshing to see a driver slam a couple of shots of Jack Daniels while the media peppered him with questions. We might end up with a much more interesting segment. Kinda like:
"What did you think of the race, Dan?"
"I am the best driver that ever lived! Fear me, or I will put you on your lid!" Elbow nudge and a wink. "Didja see how I rhymed just now? Kinda like Muhammad Ali used to? Anyway, where was I? I rock, we established that . . . oh, also my crew is pretty bitchin'. Except for this guy named Milt who never gets our lunch orders right and always comes in smelling like gym socks." Nose wrinkle. "I hate going to the gym. It's like, run, run, run for a freaking hour. And then lift weights until you've killed 10,000 brain cells. And then bike. These cars should be easier to drive. I'm gonna talk to the engineers about throwing an automatic transmission in there once in a while. You know, so I can take a day to go shopping." Teary-eyes. "All my jeans have holes in the knees."
Now that, my friends, would make me into a whole new level of race fan!
How would you like to see your favorite athletes change their approach to the sport?