Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
Sign in to follow this  
SledNeck

congrats to #20

Recommended Posts

First win on a local track.

Congrats to the most "overrated" driver in NASCAR for getting a win in his first full season.

Be interesting to see where he finishes the season in points and who he finishes ahead of.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oh come on! That was hardly a win. Put a asterisk beside that fluke. Very slim chance that he would have won if the rain didn't come and until he actually earns one he's still overrated and over hyped. He's been in over his head all season. Why they didn't put him in a Busch car for a season is beyond me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hes like 21st in the standings? Is that better or worse than they expected him to be?

Id say hes in great shape for his first year and everything is new to him.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oh come on! That was hardly a win. Put a asterisk beside that fluke. Very slim chance that he would have won if the rain didn't come and until he actually earns one he's still overrated and over hyped. He's been in over his head all season. Why they didn't put him in a Busch car for a season is beyond me.

If they put an asterik next to every win from a team gambling in anticipation of a rain shortened race, think how many drivers would have asteriks. Every year there is multiple races won on a rain shortened event. It's a part of racing, just like taking two tires, no tires, etc. I'd be willing to bet that half of the drivers with a Cup win have won at least one rain-shortened event.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I agree. They should get 1/2 a win or something like that.....kinda like a tie in hockey. Ha! The results at the end just don't show who was the better car, IMO. I don't care if it is a driver I like or don't like, it just doesn't feel right and I've always hated rain-outs.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My daughter was extatic! We were listening to the race in the van on Sirius when they called it. I thought I was going to go deaf with her scream! grin

They gambled, and won. You can't take that away from him. Are not most of the pit strategies late in a race a gamble? What about a fuel only pit on a green with a few laps left, then having a caution come out while the leaders are on pit row. Do we put an asterick by the winner of that race, too, since he was running in the middle of the pack all day? The kid did everything his crew chief asked as far as conserving fuel, and ran smart at the end. Give him a little credit.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My daughter was extatic! We were listening to the race in the van on Sirius when they called it. I thought I was going to go deaf with her scream! grin

They gambled, and won. You can't take that away from him. Are not most of the pit strategies late in a race a gamble? What about a fuel only pit on a green with a few laps left, then having a caution come out while the leaders are on pit row. Do we put an asterick by the winner of that race, too, since he was running in the middle of the pack all day? The kid did everything his crew chief asked as far as conserving fuel, and ran smart at the end. Give him a little credit.

I do agree. He is talented and does do what he is told. I cant really say to much since my driver got his first cup win at the rain shortened 600 a month ago..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't remember people punking on Reutimann earlier this year when he got his first win the same way? I don't like rain wins either but somebody has to take home the trophy. People don't like mileage wins either, but the win counts all the same.

DD

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's all part of the game. They all knew weather was going to be a factor. They all were talking about it before the green flag, racing to half way. When the race is only 300 mile long, half way comes early.

I think there is another wrinkle here that others may have missed. This was the first "Wave around" win. Under the new rules the "wave around" cars are all waved around under caution, therefor getting a lap back, but the way they make those lap cars pit, it is likely they will go back a lap down while they are on pit road. But Joey stayed out after a wave around (he pitted 12 laps prior) thus getting back on the lead lap and back on sequence with the rest of the pack, and in positon for the win. A big gamble on Zippy's part, but in the end, they cashed the big check.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

OMG

Guess where Joey will be in the points standings???????????????????????

1 -- Tony Stewart 2719 Leader 18 0 2 10 14

2 -- Jeff Gordon 2539 -180 18 0 1 9 12

3 -- Jimmie Johnson 2525 -194 18 0 2 8 12

4 -- Kurt Busch 2414 -305 18 0 1 6 10

5 -- Carl Edwards 2317 -402 18 0 0 5 9

6 -- Denny Hamlin 2302 -417 18 0 0 5 7

7 -- Ryan Newman 2235 -484 18 1 0 5 8

8 -- Kyle Busch 2234 -485 18 1 3 4 6

9 -- Greg Biffle 2215 -504 18 0 0 5 8

10 -- Matt Kenseth 2201 -518 18 1 2 4 7

11 +1 Juan Montoya 2187 -532 18 1 0 0 8

12 +1 Kasey Kahne 2166 -553 18 0 1 2 6

13 -2 Mark Martin 2101 -618 18 3 3 4 8

14 -- David Reutimann 2092 -627 18 2 1 4 5

15 +1 Jeff Burton 2061 -658 18 0 0 2 6

16 -1 Clint Bowyer 2031 -688 18 0 0 3 6

17 -- Brian Vickers 1998 -721 18 4 0 2 7

18 -- Marcos Ambrose 1948 -771 18 0 0 2 5

19 +3 Jamie McMurray 1863 -856 18 0 0 0 3

20 +1 Joey Logano* 1847 -872 18 0 1 1 4

21 -2 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 1810 -909 18 0 0 1 3

22 -2 Casey Mears

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  



  • Posts

    • I've been using the Eagle Claw inline for 4 seasons now and it's always been a good cheaper option.  Never had a real problem with it.  For all the drag issues I hear about it, it didn't let me down at all when I hooked into a 27" lake trout while fishing for rainbows last season.  On that note, I was able to try 13's 6061 reel for a bit last season and that sucker is so freaking smooth that I'm going to get one this season.  If don't want to spend $80 on a top-of-the-line inline like 13 Fishing, the Eagle Claw works just fine at $30.
    • I am all for folks finding and sharing a good deal. Just don't let it be a direct link to another forum. thanks
    • CM, what is Chi doing with Hossa?  If Parise can't go or only can give 75% why not shelf him like Chi did with Hossa and save that cap space.
    • Stealing this idea from the old "Meat Sales" thread, where people share info on great deals grocery stores are currently running. Since we're getting close to the hard water season, I thought we could create a thread where people can share any good deals on ice fishing gear or apparel. Anything goes, if you see a sale on ice fishing equipment and think others might be interested in it, let us know.
    • This is a common misconception with LTIR. I too, thought it meant we "saved" money until I read up on it recently. What LTIR actually allows is for a team to go OVER the cap during a player(s) on LTIR, but once they return, they have to get back under the cap. So, true, it would allow them to spend more, but over the long haul it wouldn't be something they could go out and get someone to fill in without haven't to do something when the LTIR players return.
    • Population is up in NW WI where I hunt public land for deer.  I see grouse every time I go to deer stands or scouting, which is much improved over even a couple years ago.  I just can't get one to stand still for a bow shot, they are very skittish over there.  
    • NW Wisconsin public land.  New scrapes started appearing mid last week.   A couple were freshly hit on Sunday when I was out.  None were very big.    Interestingly I did see a small 6pt buck in the open at lunch time while I was scouting spots, and based on the direction he was going he was working his way to a logging road that had a scrape and tracks on it.  
    • Only made it out for one day for resident opener this last weekend but we had a great hunt. Took the day off and got out yesterday and battled the heat. I almost chose to call it quits early but went slow and took our time but had to take lots of breaks in the field. It was 74 degrees out and if I found water the dog got dunked. Was pretty slow day didn't see a single bird or shoot my first bird until 3:30pm. Ended up shooting all 3 of my birds in the same WIA in the span of an hour. Dog pointed a group of 3 hens in the same spot and then another by itself. Went about 30 yards further and dog locked up. Flushed bird it was rooster and dropped it on the first shot. As I shot 2 other roosters got up in gun range. With just one shell left in my O/U I rushed a shot going for a double, doh. Focused on where downed bird went down and sure enough another rooster gets up in the same spot it went down. Rushed both shots thinking it was the same bird I already knocked down. doh x2 Fortunately dog was able to retrieve first bird so was nice to put one in the vest for our first bird of the year. Took a water break and regrouped as that was a lot of excitement in a short amount of time and dog was overheated. Sat there for about 20 mins and let dog catch his breath. Started working field again and we no more and got started and dog locks up. Flush bird and its a rooster and he only needed one shot before he folded. Retrieved to hand and continued on.   Continue working to end of the property and saw a few more hens and one other rooster that I didn't want to drop over the water and thick cattails. He didn't fly far and hoped to get him on the way back as we walked side we hadn't covered yet. Dog locked up again on the other side and I let the bird get out a ways. Dropped it on the first shot and figured we were done for the day as it folded hard. It ended up being a runner and took off straight for the mud and thick cattails. We tried to track it, found some feathers so thought we were right on it. But once the dog got buried deep in the thick stuff it was just too warm. No scent going through there and he was getting way too overheated so I called him off the track.  We did end up getting our 3rd bird of the day with another nice point and retrieve. Was a good day to be out despite the heat. I spend the rest of the day scouting out other areas to hunt. Put about 350 miles on the truck and other than that one walk didnt see anything else. Did shoot a couple coons though and found a great set of antlers.  Unfortunately I forgot to bring my gopro and only took a couple pics.
    • I have had good luck with the eagle claw inline reel and love the freespool option. I have 3 of them and they all work great.
    • A few scrapes in the woods, cameras show the big boys moving at night still but they are around. Another week and I will start light rattling. I am  saving my best spots for Halloween on, unless a camera shows big boy daylight activity.
  • Our Sponsors