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Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford You ever pass the blame onto someone else and ask them to, “Remind me _________ because I don’t want to forget!” Of course you have. I did this the other day with Emily. You know when you know you should have written something down but you think “this time will be different…I’ll remember.” Well, I didn’t write it down, Emily forgot, too, and now it’s driving me

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford Hey, guess what? We got more snow last night here in London, Ontario. Enough so that I should really be out there taking care of it. I just checked the temperature and it’s 2C out there. If you’re in an area that gets snow, you know what that means…it is not going to be a fun shovel. My back already hurts, just thinking about it. Maybe it’ll

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford Happy Family Day, everyone. I’m a little behind schedule this week, as we’ve got a ton of stuff planned for content this week and everything seems to be happening at once this morning. So, what did you think about the 2007 Orlando replica track on Saturday night? I think it’s a great idea to bring some nostalgia to the sport. It gave Supercross two ways to promote

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford You know you’re getting old when… So, last night was Superbowl #55 from Tampa Bay. I’m pretty sure you already knew that. I’ll admit it right off the top that this was the only football game I watched all year. We don’t have cable at our place and I’m not a big enough fan to try and find games online during the regular season, but I did

Brainstorm | Indy SX #2 Round 5

Brainstorm | Indy SX #2 Round 5 By Billy Rainford Sometimes, I think everything has been said about the racing by the time we are able to get around to writing about it. However, we never used to let that stop our old friend Jeff McConkey from doing his ‘McThoughts‘ column the day following a Supercross. So, with our dearly departed friend in mind, here’s my version called ‘Brainstorm‘ where

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford Another Monday raises its ugly head. Can you even really tell what day it is…or month, for that matter?! As we continue to hunker down in or close to our homes, fortunately, Supercross has been racing. It’s been a shining light in a dark time, for sure. We were at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN for the first of 3 rounds on Saturday night. The racing

Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford Nope, I’m not going there this morning. If you want to read my point of view on the H3 situation you can read it HERE in my “Brainstorm” column from Sunday. I’m already thinking about Indy! I do want to start out this week by wishing Mike ‘Too Tall’ Bell‘s family and friends my deepest condolences. Mike was one of the racers who I looked up to,

Houston SX #3 | Bigwave’s Brainstorm

Houston SX #3 | Bigwave’s Brainstorm By Billy Rainford Where do we start with this one?! NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, hosted the first 3-race residency of the 2021 Monster Energy AMA Supercross series and got more than its fair share of action and stories to tell. Round 3 gave us a lot to talk about, to say the least. Let’s go back to the beginning to take a look

Podcast | SX Review/Preview with Hammertime

Podcast | SX Review/Preview with Hammertime By Billy Rainford We drag “Hammertime” in to REVIEW what happened at rounds 1 and 2 of the 2021 Monster Energy AMA Supercross series in Houston and PREVIEW what we can expect from round 3. “even if he is there you won’t see him until the blue flag comes out. paycheck rider now….the kind i can’t stand in this sport.” ~ Hammertime on Vital

Bigwave’s Brainstorm | Houston 2 Supercross

Bigwave’s Brainstorm | Houston 2 Supercross By Billy Rainford The 2021 Monster Energy AMA Supercross series was back in action on Tuesday for Round 2. The track was basically run in the reverse direction after the first turn was cut sharper and riders flipped the track around. Here’s what I thought about Night 2 in Houston: 250 East First Qualifier Unfortunately, the incident #134 Jess Pettis had when he tweaked