That Racy Video

Posted by Iannucci | 10/17/2006 | 5 comments »
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Football fan or not, just about everyone here in the Valley of the Sun checked out Monday Night Football this week to see what new and creative way the Cardinals would find to implode. One word: schadenfreude.

During halftime, ESPN showed a music video with highlights from the week’s NFL games, and this week the musical selection (I use that term loosely) was new video from Jay-Z. Yes, THAT new video, featuring Mrs. Hospenthal.

Now, the piece a few days ago mentioned that Danica! would appear driving around Monaco in the video, which she was. But they failed to mention that she would be racing against a car driven by Dale Earnhardt Jr, arguably the most famous face in NASCAR. And they also failed to mention that Dale would win whatever race they had, while Mr. -Z (if that’s a surname) was riding as a passenger in Junior’s car hollering “show me what ya got” over and over.

Oh dear. Does Paul know about this? Wait, there’s more.

"Getting a chance to appear in the new Jay-Z was a pretty cool opportunity," Patrick said. "I have been a big Jay-Z fan for a long time and to part of his comeback video is a thrill!"

So not only does Danica! get to appear losing to the stock car guy, she’s thanking the rapper for the opportunity. Here you go NASCAR fans: schadenfreude.


  1. Anonymous // October 17, 2006 6:35 PM  

    I'll be a passenger in Danica's car...

  2. Iannucci // October 17, 2006 6:51 PM  

    Not with that restraining order.

    Just kidding, man. Couldn't resist.

  3. Anonymous // October 18, 2006 5:58 AM  

    Now that is funny right there.... lol

  4. pressdog // October 18, 2006 8:02 AM  

    OK, given the choice, Jay Z rides with junior and not Danica? Um, not that there's certainly nothing WRONG with that ..

  5. Anonymous // October 18, 2006 12:14 PM  

    Beyonce may have had something to do with that...