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NASCAR Should Try Heat Races
NASCAR Should Try Heat Races
Races are long, and even after the addition of stages in 2017, intensity is not at the same level in the middle of the race as it is at the end. This is a well known fact. Stage racing was supposed to help this problem, but the results have been hit and miss. There have been good battles for stage wins, such as the end of Stage 1 in the 2017 Southern 500, which had a three-way battle between Martin Truex, Denny Hamlin, and Kyle Larson. Truex dramatically took the lead at the last moment to win. But it’s more common for the stage winner to go unchallenged. And battles for stage wins can’t be as all-out as those for race wins, because a driver has to save his car for the final flag. But what if his options were win a stage or be eliminated?
           I’m proposing a format similar that used during All-Star Races. The top fifteen qualifiers get locked into the Main race (≈ 200 mi.) and the
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Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water
Nadia The Secret of the Blue Water
Anime Review
  When someone asks me what is a great anime that sadly went under people's radar; "Nadia: The Secret of the Blue Water" usually comes to mind.  Buried under Hideki Anno's subsequent work "Neon Genesis: Evangelion,"  I actually find "Nadia" the superior show.  If this was the pinnacle of anime instead of "Evangelion" maybe, anime norms would be very different today, but I digress.  
  Loosely based upon "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea," "Nadia" is actually a legitimate experience that left me wanting more of these characters in all the right ways.  Adventure, steampunk, humor, pretty much all the necessary ingredients for a great fantasy experience can be found here, and a greatly executed romance (mostly) was just the icing on the cake.
 Oddly enough, despite Nadia being the title character; this anime is actually Jean's story as he's the one who goes through the hero's journey and most of the experi
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