The Bottom 10 inspirational thought of the week:You know, I was thinking though, one time, uh, it would really awesome if, like, you could slingshot me in for a win? Yeah, but, OK ... but, if you won, how am I gonna win? Yeah... Think about it. No, I was thinking about ... I mean, its not like youre finishing 18th. Nothing wrong with silver. Nothing wrong with silver at all. Yeah ... hey, Im just kidding, man. I dont wanna win. Ill just bury it down inside. Bury it deep down in there, and never bring it up again. Its painful! And I love you!-- Cal Naughton Jr. and Ricky Bobby, Talladega NightsIt was sometime around 2 a.m. Sunday, and I had finally made it to my truck after covering the Battle at Bristol between Tennessee and Virginia Tech. For a guy like me who covers both auto racing and college football, it had been an amazing yet mind-bending crossover experience. I felt like Leo DiCaprio in Inception except that I wasnt ending my experience staring at a spinning top, but rather at a group of overserved Tennessee students in Parking Lot B playing spin the bottle.I reflected back on all of the NASCAR events Ive covered at the Bristol Motor Speedway. I thought, as I often do, about the race teams that keep showing up week after week knowing deep down that they cant compete, the teams that make their living in the Conference-USA West end of the Sprint Cup garage. While Hendrick Motorsports and Joe Gibbs Racing come to the racetrack backed by hundreds of employees and millions of dollars in sponsorship. The teams youve never heard of roll in with pit crews made up of guys who are cousins of the crew chief, and the only stickers on the car are the ones they bought at AutoZone while picking up some spare parts. And they all have one guy on the crew who looks like an extra from Pirates of the Caribbean. Its weird. But its admirable.As I paused to process those thoughts and let my mind blend those feelings with my warmth for the teams of the Bottom 10, a shadowy figure stumbled toward out of the Smoky Mountain mist. It was a bearded gentleman dressed in a Vanderbilt T-shirt.Hey ... youre the Bottom 10 guy, right?Why yes, yes, I am.Then get in your truck and get the hell out of here before I punch you in your smart-ass mouth.With apologies to Jean Girard and Steve Harvey, heres this weeks Bottom 10.1. Virginiugh (0-2) Back in July I asked new coach Bronco Mendenhall what had been the biggest adjustment hed made since moving from Provo, Utah, to Charlottesville, Virginia. At the time I thought the humidity. I need to go back re-listen to the interview. Maybe he said humility.2. North by Northwestern (0-2) For the second consecutive week, we were torn over where to rank the Wildcats in relation to other similarly disappointing teams. So again I took it to Twitter via the second-ever Bottom 10 Poll of the People. Northwestern couldnt win that, either.3. I-ow!-a State (0-2) The Cy-Hawk Trophy shall reside in Iowa City for the next year, as the Hawkeyes routed the Cyclones 42-3. In related news, I met two drunken tailgating Virginia Tech fans named Cy and Hawk on Saturday afternoon in the Battle at Bristol parking lot. As Id made the walk to my vehicle that night, I saw that Cy was still in the same chair he was sitting in before the game, passed out sunburned. A note was pinned to his tank top by local police saying that Hawk had been arrested for ticket scalping. And yet they both still had better a day than Iowa State.4. Warshington State (0-2) As this weeks rankings started stacking up, we recognized a pattern. Power 5 schools populated the top four positions of the Bottom 10. I sent an email to ESPN Stats & Info to see they might know the last time that happened. The response read: AUTO REPLY ... AGAIN. Please stop sending us questions. We are busy. We are always busy. We are always going to be busy. Why cant you take a hint? Then I called my ex-girlfriend to let her know that someone in ESPN Stats & Info had hacked her email account.5. The Big 12 While we were all so busy screaming about the SECs impending implosion, the poor Big 12 was driving itself into the Trinity River like a burrito food truck with no brakes. During Week 2, the conference went 0-2 against the MAC (Kansas, Oklahoma State) and is already down to only three undefeated teams (Texas, Baylor, West Virginia). Its all been so shocking that on Saturday, Big 12 replay officials in Stillwater spilled salsa all over their video equipment.6. FI(not A)U (0-2) The Panthers have lost to Indiana and Maryland and are now last in the Big Ten Division Formerly Known As Leaders despite playing in the Conference Formerly Known As The Metro.7. Rice (0-2) Army, which won only two games in 2015, is now 2-0 after defeating the Rice Owls. Army opened the season 1-0 after defeating the Temple Owls. In Mondays Flipping the Field I wondered aloud why they didnt schedule every Owl-based team. The women at Bryn Mawr College had the perfect response.8. UMess (0-2) Every season theres one fan base that gets very chippy very early in the season and very much loves to send me very large quantities of emails and tweets to express said chippiness. After Week 1, the group that stepped into that role was Minutemen supporters. They angrily pointed to the teams decent showing at The Swamp as evidence that they should not be included on this list. Then came Week 2. I dont know how many yards rushing your team had on Saturday, but it was more than UMass. It mustered negative 23 yards on the ground vs. Boston College in the Battle of the Bay State. Up next, the Pillow Fight of the Week of the Year II (PFOWY2) against FI(not A)U.9. 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Some people who know him were shocked to see him so early.He admits as a driver, he would never have made it into the garage as the crews began working on the car. Now that hes out of the car recovering from a concussion, he has learned to enjoy everything about being outside the car.Im like, I dont know why I dont do this when Im driving the car? Earnhardt said Wednesday. Why do I wait until the last minute possible to come into the garage? Why is it such a pain in the ass to get up and come to the garage for practice?Once youre in the car, its fine. The whole process of getting up and coming into the garage seemed like such a hassle. Once I get back in the car, Ive got to get a whole new frame of mind.Earnhardt has not raced since July 9. He has missed the last 12 races and will miss the remaining six because of a concussion suffered June 12 in a crash at Michigan.Even out of the car, Earnhardt has tried to earn his paycheck: He made eight public appearances prior to the race Sunday at Charlotte Motor Speedway. He appeared Wednesday at a news conference where Martinsville Speedway announced a $5 million project to add lights.When I was driving, I really didnt enjoy everything I did outside the car, Earnhardt said. I did all that stuff reluctantly just to do the driving part. ... The pressure of racing made the majority of everything that came with it miserable. And I am probably responsible for controlling that.Being out of the car, Ive got to find a way that if Im going to race more, how to not feel so much pressure that it makes everything else intolerable or hard to do.Interacting with fans as he goes to the track each week, Earnhardt does have a suggestion for what they should not say.The wrong thing to say would be to give any kind of medical advice,, Earnhardt said.dddddddddddd. We have people calling every day at JR Motorsports: Tell Dale to try this, tell him to try this drink, tell him to eat this. ... [They are] all those crazy hair-brained reasons why Im ill or what I need to get better.Earnhardt wont listen to the outside advice, trying to focus on the instructions from his doctors. He has spent his time doing exercises to help with the balance and vision issues he has suffered. He has lost 8 pounds.I feel good. I feel like I can get out there and do it. Im anxious for this season to get wrapped up and over with and get to Daytona.Im looking forward to going into Daytona and getting in the garage and getting into my suit and back into the process of being part of the team.With the break from driving, Earnhardt also has spent a little extra time helping plan his offseason wedding to fiancée Amy Reimann.We just want it to be a great day, the same way everybody kind of feels, he said. They just want everything to go right and not have any mistakes and ruin it. ... Its been really fun [planning] and nothing shocking.Some of the planning is pretty boring. Picking flowers and all that, I dont need to be in all that. I went to those meetings anyways, just to be supportive.Earnhardt turned 42 on Monday. He said he feels younger than his years, and age wont dictate when he will retire.I dont know if age is really a factor. 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