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Based in Atlanta, GA - Rick Limpert is an award-winning writer, a best-selling author, and a featured sports travel writer.

Named the No. 1 Sports Technology writer in the U.S. on Oct 1, 2014.


Jimmie Johnson Primed for Another Championship

The fat lady isn't quite singing yet, but she is starting to warm up.  Warm up because Jimmie Johnson is in position for a his fourth NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship in a row.

Johnson is coming off an impressive victory and heads into the big race this weekend in Charlotte with a 12 point lead over Mark Martin.  Usually at this point in the season when Johnson gets the lead, it's like trying to get a piece of cake out of a fat kid's hands to get him to relinquish it.

Johnson gets stronger as the season goes on, and it's no wonder the next two tracks are two of Johnson's favorites in Charlotte and Martinsville.  Give equal credit to Johnson, his crew chief Chad Knaus and the rest of his crew.  A fourth title is within reach.  After that the focus will switch to the fifth.  One at a time, that is how Johnson takes it, race by race, championship by championship.



ABC's Wednesday Night Lineup has me Laughing

I wasn't sure what to make of the four new shows ABC launched this Fall on Wednesday nights.  I've been pleasantly surprised.  I gave all four a chance and for the most part, Hank, The Middle, Modern Family, and Cougar Town have not disappointed.

I would rank The Middle and Modern Family as the best of the four.  Cougar Town has received the best ratings so far, but the other three are on the rise.  The Middle and Modern Family are comedy farses.  Dysfinctional families, idiot Dads, homosexual jokes, and the fact that you actually start to care about these characters are what has made the shows relateable and has me coming back to watch each and every week.

All four shows feature big name stars and television veterans.  From Kelsey Grammer, to Patricia Heaton, Ed O'Neill, and Courtney Cox; each are experience with sitcoms and mixed with other character actors and newcomers the shows are fresh and different from other cookie cutter shows that have preceded them.

The children on each show have agendas and minds of their own.  The children are the key to each of the shows and with the exception of Cougar Town, they all deliver.



Drew Carey adding Twitter Followers for a Cause

Drew Carey is asking you to follow him on Twitter.  For each follower Drew gets before the end of the year he will donate $1 to Livestrong up to 1 million.

A great idea and a great promotion.  You can help fight cancer and get Tweets from Drew Careyand The Price is Right.  Follow Drew at @DrewFromTV


Fantasy Football: WRs over RBs

When Fantasy Football really started becoming popular maybe 6-7 years ago you could never have enough running backs.  The likes of Marshall Faulk, Edgerrin James, and Larry Johnson were always number one on every team's wish list.

Now with the shortage of frontline running backs, team owners that made the switch last year to loading up on wide receivers are reaping benefits.  Teams banking on RBs like Willie Parker, Ryan Grant, and Tim Hightower are probably struggling while starting 3 WRs is becoming the "in" thing to do.

NFL teams have increasingly switched to a pass oriented offense, especially in the red zone.  Fantasy owners are realizing starting a Miles Austin, Johnny Knox, or Austin Collie are better options that a 2nd running back.  An example is the Pittsburgh Steelers who won last years Super Bowl ranked 23rd in the league in rushing last year.  Scour that waiver wire, there is a much better chance you can find a diamond in rough WR that can help you to fill a bye week opening or an injury than starting a short yardage running back and hope he gets a cheap touchdown.



Missing Thurman Thomas Statue Found in Canada

A chain saw carving weighing a half ton of former Buffalo Bills running back Thurman Thomas was found in Canada by an Ontario resident.

The carving was unveiled last week and immediately went missing.

There is no word if Thurman Thomas' lost helmet from Super Box XXVI was found anywhere near the statue, or why someone would carve a statue of a 4 time Super Bowl loser out of dozens of fallen trees.