This is the Statt Mann Baby. Time to Scatt a little bit.

The televised football offerings in Los Angeles were so hideously bad I had to turn on the NASCAR race from New Hampshire for amusement Sunday.

I promptly yawned and couldn’t stop.

Tony PedregonThankfully NHRA drag racing from St. Louis was an option. I’m appreciating Tony Pedregon’s analysis more and more this season. He’s becoming more comfortable with the process and offering things I’ve never heard before about major league drag racing.

For example, he did a feature Saturday that talked about the fuel used in the Top Fuel and Funny Car classes. He explained the blend of nitromethane and methanol used in those classes. How it’s mixed. And how the teams will leave a one percent grey area to avoid being disqualified from competition by accident.

My favorite analysis in any form of sports broadcasting is information that’s not obvious to me. Tell me something I’m not seeing that will enhance my viewing experience. Pedregon is doing that more and more often.

Thanks, Tony, for the transition from championship driver to championship analysis. You ever think of racing in NASCAR or playing pro football?