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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Human Versus Cat

I've been playing Nascar fantasy leagues for a few years now. I like to think that I know the sport as I even won tickets to a race once for having the highest score on a local radio league for a race. However, I started out so badly this year and made the comment that my cat could have done better. That is when I came up with the crazy idea of letting Princess Gracie make picks for real.

So, I signed her up for the same league I play at the time through Nascar on Fox. After all, if a groundhog is used as a weatherman, chickens pick super bowl winners, and John Roberts' dog can make picks ... If you don't follow the sport, John R. is a Nascar analyst who actually did have his dog made some picks last year.

We wrote each driver's name on a piece of paper, balled it up, and put them in a box. What cat can resist boxes? Sure enough, Gracie investigated quickly enough and the first 5 that come out is what I used for the first fantasy picks. These were 13 (Casey Mears), 99 (Carl Edwards), 15 (Clint Boyer), 42 (Juan Pablo Montoya) and 33 (Landon Cassill).

Her user name is Nascat3 and her team name is Threeeee because when we say the word threeeee it means treats. So, it's her favorite number. Why did we come up with this? Because treats are kept in our kitchen drawer number 3, so when she sits in front of it, we ask: "Do you want threeeee?" Animal lovers will get it .... All others may think we are nuts, but a little insanity makes life interesting. Also, 3 is the number of Tom's favorite driver, the late Dale Earnhardt, and you can never go wrong with that.

No, I do not drink, I came up with this while stone sober!

PS: Gracie also has a twitter account: follow her @GraciePurrs


Glorygarden@msn.com said...

They say cats rule and really there is no doubt now...they even pick winners! LOL

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Nascat3 - that is too funny! What happens if she beats you?

Alexandra Heep said...

Glory, yes they do.
Alex, I am not sure! What might be the bigger question is what happens if she wins something? I'd have a lot of explaining to do!

Diane said...

Now this is the type of NASCAR article even I can appreciate. Made me laugh, Alex. :-)