Every sport fan knows that horrible sinking feeling when the final seconds of the last game tick off the clock. When the championship match or the final race of the season is in the books. The trophies are awarded, and athletes disappear into the mysterious realm known as the “offseason” where fans search to find the smallest tidbits of information about their favorite players and teams.
At least, that is how it used to be. Ford is working with Fox Sports to bring you a new web series called “Own the Offseason,” which is a set of short videos highlighting the everyday lives of professional NASCAR drivers and other professional athletes as they go about their offseasons. Viewers will quickly find that even though the season is over, the work doesn’t stop for these people.
The videos will be live on the Fox Sports video web page through for the next few months, and the first two episodes are already available. These episodes follow NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver David Ragan, who drives the No. 34 Ford for Front Row Motorsports.
The first episode features Ragan driving around after the NASCAR 2013 preview in a 2013 Ford F-150 Lariat with EcoBoost. You can watch this video by clicking here. Ragan uses the available SYNC® with MyFord Touch™ to make phone calls and get directions to a nearby hardware store. He stops by the store to get materials for fixing up his “Goatel,” which is his name for the shelter his goats and miniature donkeys live in on his property northeast of Charlotte, NC.
In the second episode, which you can see by clicking here, Ragan gets to down to work, towing an air compressor to a new location on his property and then retrieving the supplies he picked up in the previous episode from the bed of the F-150 by using the available tailgate step. After he repairs the “Goatel,” Ragan finishes the episode taking a few moments to recharge his batteries, making a few casts into a small pond on the property stocked with largemouth bass and catfish.
If you’re a fan of sports, or ever wondered what an athlete does during the offseason, make sure to tune in to the entire “Own the Offseason” series. More videos will be coming out over the next few weeks, so be sure to bookmark foxsports.com and keep checking back.