Opinion


This is the page where we post our opinions, commentaries, and editorials about truck and tractor pulling. please remember, these are just our opinions.

Changing of the Guard at Full Pull Magazine

Published 01/13/2012 09:36AM, by Jake Morgan Viewed: 4,505 times


It was a bittersweet Farm Show for me last year. And it’s going to be really strange sitting there with my camera this February. My father and I have been going to the show since the mid 1990’s and in 1998 I applied and got accepted for a media pass. My father and I have had wonderful seats in the media area ever since, and I’ve sat next to Photo Joe for all those years.

Moving into the media area had the advantage of being the best seat in the house, but more importantly I got to meet and sit next to Photo Joe. I knew of Joe through his magazine, Full Pull Magazine. I had emailed him a time or two, but I had never met him in person. Honestly I didn’t really know what to expect, because technically, we were competition. The Pulloff Page (as it was known the...

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Are there levels of cheating?

Published 02/23/2011 12:45AM, by Jake Morgan Viewed: 8,649 times


All this talk on the page regarding cheating at the 2011 National Farm Machinery Show has really perplexed me lately. There seem to be some comments that indicate that it’s OK to cheat for one reason or another. Maybe it’s my Christian faith and the fact that I believe that God views all sin as sin, and that God hate all sin equally, but that’s also how I view cheating. There isn’t a grey area for me. Cheating is cheating. God states that the penalty for all sin is death, but I’m not quite as legalistic on cheating and I’m OK with different penalties for different infractions, but I’ll save that for a different article. For those non-Christian out there fell free to draw from your own beliefs, and all of us should try and remember that our beliefs will, and should, shape our world view and our actions (although my beliefs don’t shape my actions as much as I’d like them to sometimes!) How you view cheating may not be the same as me, and it doesn’t make eithe...

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The 2010 Keystone Nationals - Thumbs UpThumbs Up

Published 03/29/2010 07:05AM, by Jake Morgan Viewed: 4,336 times


I haven’t had much time to work on the Opinion page and I definitely haven’t reviewed a pull in a while so it’s the perfect time to kill two birds with one stone, and the 2010 Keystone event is one worth noting.

For those of you who haven’t ever been to an indoor tractor pull, it’s quite an experience; it’s usually bad stale air with some great pulling action. I usually go home with a pounding headache but still very happy with all the excitement I’ve just seen going down the track. Sure the sounds are different and you can’t see the smoke, but sometime you can really feel the horsepower as the whole building vibrates. The 2010 Keystone Nationals had all the good traits of the usual indoor pulling but hardly any of the bad.

The facility at the Harrisburg Farm Show Complex is by far the nicest (besides Louisville and other very large venues) venue that I’ve been to. The ceiling in the equestrian center is high and the airflow through ...

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No Light Supers at Louisville for 06 - (Originally posted September 15, 2005)

Published 08/29/2009 03:17AM, by Jake Morgan Viewed: 3,205 times


No Light Supers at Louisville for 06 - What does this mean for the future of the class?

(September 15, 2005) - I have to admit I was more than a little shocked when I read that the National Farm Machinery Show Committee had decided to leave the Light Super Stock tractors off the Saturday afternoon show. In fact I think I’m still in shock, and to be quite honest I’m disappointed, frustrated, angry, and in disbelief towards their decision. The LSS class is by far the most colorful class in the tractor division of the show, with the potential for a little of every brand. It’s a very odd decision to say the least.

So why did the NFMS drop the class? - To be completely honest I don’t really know why the class was dropped. It’s been two days and I still can’t ...

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Random Predictions and Ramblings (originally posted (May 23, 2005)

Published 02/07/2009 07:18AM, by Jake Morgan Viewed: 3,285 times


(originally posted (May 23, 2005)

RANDOM PREDICTIONS AND RAMBLINGS
Time will tell!

(May 23, 2005) - I’ve made tons of predictions over the eight years I’ve had this website.  I’ve spent countless hours arguing my point of view and why I made such an extreme prediction.  I’ve been lucky with a few of them and I thought it was time to consolidate all my crazy random predictions and ramblings from the first half of 2005 and put them all in one spot.  I’ve also added a few new predictions to the mix.  Remember these are just predictions from a crazy idiot with a webpage.  I don’t have a magic crystal ball or a time machine and these are just my best educated guesses based on the current conditions and past occurrences.  Time will tell if I get any of these predictions right.  Maybe in 5 or 6 years we will look back on this archived page and laugh at what a fool I was.  Then again ...

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