These photos of the things left behind by NASCAR fans on the Talladega infield are worth far more than 1,000 words.
These photos are worth far more than 1,000 words
Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama is the party capital of NASCAR. Fans show up on Wednesday to start camping on the track’s infield before the race on Sunday and spend all weekend doing depraved things like wrestling in barbecue sauce.
When it’s all done, though, somebody has to clean up the mess left by tens of thousands of booze-soaked race fans. In the cold light of morning, the remnants of the weekend’s festivities look a lot less whimsical and much more like the aftermath of an Alabama apocolypse.
The track posted 24 tweets with photos of knee braces, stripper poles and many other things that had been set on fire. I’m going to embed them all here because it would be a crime to leave any of them out.
I think the massive amounts of empty Busch Light cans do a good job of explaining what happened here.
The Sixers weren’t sure if they’d have All-Star Joel Embiid in the lineup for Game 2 against the Raptors—not because his knee injury had flared up again but because he had a stomach bug.
How bad was it? “If you’ve had the shits before, you’d know how it feels,” Embiid said.
Embiid had an off shooting night (if you can blame him) but the Sixers gutted out a tough win behind a 30-point, 11-rebound performance from Jimmy Butler. Butler provided this intriguing biographical detail after the game.
Flopping isn’t just in the NBA playoffs
Get a load of Stars defenseman Esa Lindell flopping all over the place as he attempts to draw a penalty against Robert Bortuzzo. It worked, but Lindell got two minutes himself for embellishment.
This angle is by far the most damning, and it’s utterly hilarious.
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The Packers wasted no time giving away No. 52
😑😑😑 The body’s not even cold yet lol— Clay Matthews III (@ClayMatthews52) April 29, 2019
Up and over!
Behind the scenes of the NHL’s three first-round Game 7s
Just your classic deer on the field delay
Harrison Bader is a defensive star
Jon Bois’s videos are always amazing
This isn’t confusing at all
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Q) Are they related?
A) Nate & Josh are brothers.
Q) Who pronounces Lowe like it rhymes with Wow?
Q) Which one is the best?
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Eyes in the back of her head
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The Indian army claims to have found evidence the Yeti really exists
For the first time, an #IndianArmy Moutaineering Expedition Team has sited Mysterious Footprints of mythical beast 'Yeti' measuring 32x15 inches close to Makalu Base Camp on 09 April 2019. This elusive snowman has only been sighted at Makalu-Barun National Park in the past. pic.twitter.com/AMD4MYIgV7— ADG PI - INDIAN ARMY (@adgpi) April 29, 2019
I wouldn’t have quit the jazz band in middle school if we played Wu Tang
A cool but useless way to test batteries
The spiritual successor to “Will It Blend?”
A good song
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