Posted on: February 21st, 2011 by Jen Mueller

We start the week of Conversation Starters with a story that made the front page of USA Today.

Talk Sporty to Me Conversation Starters

We suggested you keep an eye on the Daytona 500 and it was a thriller on Sunday.

NASCAR – Last week we talked about the hype around Dale Earnhardt Jr. at the Daytona 500. In the end it was a rookie who shocked the field to win the opening race of the season. The race also featured NASCAR’s first attempt at overtime and a Daytona record 74 lead changes.   What did you think of the race and the wreck that took out 17 cars? What did you think of the finish?

NBA Kobe Bryant and the West won the All Star game Sunday night.  It was a high scoring affair with Bryant being named MVP.  Many people consider the NBA the best professional All-Star experience. What do you think of the weekend?  Do you agree with Blake Griffins slam dunk contest win?

College Hoops – After starting the season 24-0 Ohio State has lost 2 of it’s last 3 games. Sunday the Buckeyes lost to PurdueHow do you rank Ohio State and the top teams in the NCAA?  Have you started thinking about your March Madness bracket?

MLB – Spring Training rolls on as teams participated in the first full squad workouts over the weekend.  I’m in Arizona with the Mariners and can tell you the biggest buzz occurred Friday when Ichiro arrived.  He’s an icon and an anomaly and here is a fantastic article on the Japanese superstar that’s worth the read.   What are your feelings on Ichiro and his 10 straight 200 hit seasons?  Would you like to him be more accessible?