Tuesday, June 8, 2010 | 1:26 p.m.
Inevitably, it happens to every guy who has a wife. You want to have a beer with the guys or replace your ancient TV with a new flat-screen model, but first you have to check with the wife. And if any of your friends are within earshot when you admit to the checking-with-the-wife requirement, the jokes about who wears the pants in your house begin to fly.
This seems to happen to me every week. I'm an artist. Money is the furthest thing from my mind because I spend my day thinking about news, politics and NASCAR. I have no idea how much money I have in the bank. And since my wife is a former banker, I’m in no position to insist that I would be better at balancing the checkbook. This usually leads to teasing from the guys in the newsroom that I'm not the one wearing the pants in my house.
This week Joey Logano put a hilarious new spin on the old "who wears the pants" joke. His heated comment that Kevin Harvick's wife wears the firesuit in his family was hilarious. A cheap shot maybe, but hilarious. The best thing about NASCAR's hands-off approach this season is the colorful comments we hear from the drivers who now feel free to speak without retaliation from the governing body. And since feuds seems to be popping up like weeds, I think we'll be able to count on hearing more angry humor after every race. Or at least the Logano-Harvick feud will keep us entertained for a little while longer now that Harvick’s wife is selling T-shirts that say “I wear the firesuit in the family.”
In addition to the Logano-Harvick feud, Kasey Kahne wasn’t too happy with his teammate A. J. Allmedinger. All the drama at Pocono made sitting through the first 450 miles of the race worth it.
According to scenedaily.com, mega-retailer Wall-Mart is in negotiations with NASCAR to possibly become an official retailer of NASCAR merchandise. But with a new feuds popping up almost every week, maybe it's time for Dr. Drew to step in and become the official anger management doctor of NASCAR. He could start a new reality show based on the issues between teammates alone.
Remember back in the boring days of Sprint Cup racing when Tony Stewart was the only driver who showed any emotion?