24 Hours of the Nurburgring is on right now. Here's a legal live stream for you, should you be interested. http://www.24h-rennen.de/en/live/
Almost 180 cars running this year.
posted by Drood at 04:44 PM on May 19
I'm type 1. Secondary. (Meaning I don't have diabetes the usual way. I have it because of surgery to remove my pancreas. I discovered it's the bodies surliest organ and will try and kill you the first chance it finds).
My Dad is type 2.
All I can say is I'd rather face needles every few hours and be able to eat what I want than deal with the type 2 bullshit. Holy crap that's tiresome and my Dad's diet was basically misery on a plate.
posted by Drood at 12:18 AM on May 17
Another lovely F1 race saw Seb turn a 3rd place start into a 4th place finish, and Fernando turn a 5th place start into a win.
posted by Drood at 02:17 PM on May 12
I like giving people balls if you know what I mean... Nudge nudge, wink wink.
posted by Drood at 05:17 PM on May 04
Only thing I can think looking at that gif Gary is a voice going "MULTIBALL!"
posted by Drood at 07:53 PM on April 28
True Cixel, but it's the only sport, hockey aside, where outright piling into your opponent as hard as you can is encouraged.
Yes there's injuries, but they're not to the degree of football which is essentially like being in a car crash every play. (Okay, a stretch, but still...)
posted by Drood at 09:04 PM on April 24
This has been predicted as coming for years now. Ten years from now football will be a vastly different sport.
Now here's an interesting thought: Will football still have enough "flesh" to continue? I would imagine it will. But will there be a quality drop off in the talent pool? With less players, weaker players stand a better chance of making it. Will the quality of the game deteriorate?
I don't really care as I don't watch football, but it's going to be interesting.
posted by Drood at 06:50 PM on April 24
Wow that was a nothing piece. I'm sure if they tried they could find someone who walked past him on the street once.
posted by Drood at 04:39 PM on April 20
Ridiculous. They could at least make it an event and still have more outside games, like have, say, the first playoff games outside or something.
posted by Drood at 02:48 PM on April 17
Bull fighting is no more a sport than dog fighting IMO.
posted by Drood at 03:48 PM on April 15
That was so weird, and I was only thinking about it the other day. I love how there was no medical explanation. Given my experience with something similar 20 years ago and doctors going "Fucked if we know!" I'm not remotely surprised.
Too bad they shitcanned him. Poor guy:(
posted by Drood at 04:16 PM on April 05
I'm tired of this sort of BS in F1. No we don't need fucking grid girls standing there where the cars park. No we don't need a line of women for the drivers to walk past on their way to the podium.
It's fucking Mad Men style bullshit and I'd be very happy to see it gone.
posted by Drood at 04:06 PM on April 01
So Sebastian Vettel showed, once again, he's a giant dick. Told to hold station he pressed and passed Mark Webber against team orders.
Post race stuff was a joy to watch, and it seems the team are genuinely pissed off with Seb not listening.
posted by Drood at 01:22 AM on March 25
I don't think it's uncool at all. All these broadcasters are about 10 years behind where they should be for access.
I mean I have money burning a hole in my pocket to pay for blanket, quality Formula One coverage online. Nobody wants my money though, leaving me to have to deal with torrents if I want anything approaching acceptable coverage. (In other words something other than TSN's fucking horseshit, which yes, I do also pay for.)
posted by Drood at 06:43 PM on March 23
I like the second bit. Holographic football games. I hope that tech exists one day. Being able to sit in my local stadium here in Canada and watch the the World Cup played out in front of me!
posted by Drood at 02:17 PM on March 13
Fox Sports World, which shared a lot of content with Fox Soccer, has been shut down here for a year or so.
Curious what happens to Speed here now. With F1 gone to NBC my reasons for keeping it are pretty much non-existent now as the channel is utter shit.
posted by Drood at 09:57 PM on March 08
Speed has had "Fox Sports" on the logo for a few months now and I've been led to believe that Speed is becoming a sports channel.
posted by Drood at 08:15 PM on March 06
If I was a gambling man my money would be on the one from Ghana. I just have a good feeling about him.
posted by Drood at 03:52 PM on February 27
Saw the accident. Very nasty. Though from reading reports from racing journalists it appears it's been rather overplayed. Like the mainstream media that I saw reported the engine flew into the crowd when it actually didn't, it landed in front, and mostly it was small debris caused the injuries, and it was just bloody bad luck as the car happened to hit a gate in the fence, not the fence itself. Way I've seen it reported you'd imagine it was akin to the 1955 Le Mans disaster.
No idea if NASCAR tickets say it but I know the old caveat "Motor racing is dangerous" warning to spectators used to be on racing tickets.
Hopefully all will recover, though really there's not much you can do about these horrible fluke accidents. Like Dan Wheldon's death. Just sheer shitty bad luck that he just happened to hit his head on the fence post.
posted by Drood at 02:31 PM on February 25
I have no time for Danica AT ALL, mainly due to her association with those Go Daddy scumbags and the way she's given so much TV time at the expense of so many others. (Which is more a condemnation of the fucking broadcasters than Danica herself...)
However I'm legit impressed by her achievement here. Of course it means the coverage of Daytona will be utterly unwatchable now, but well done her for getting the car up there. (I am trying to avoid all innuendo regarding poles...)
posted by Drood at 05:58 PM on February 18
Was reading something the other day saying that in 20 years soccer will have surpassed football as the number one sport in America. I doubt the veracity of that statistic but then there is the case that more parents are going that route because of the physical issues coming to light in football.
Regardless of what you think of the future of soccer, it'll be interesting to see just where this current growing trend of kids playing it puts the US in 10-20 years.
posted by Drood at 02:27 PM on February 17
Given the recent fantasy hockey league here was my induction and I'm enjoying it I'm very tempted to sign up for this.
Edit: In. Bound for AAA is me.
posted by Drood at 12:47 AM on February 09
I'm sure when Lewis went out last night, to celebrate he downed a couple...
posted by Drood at 09:12 PM on February 04
Cracked would be a great site if A) it didn't insist on splitting articles over multiple pages to boost ad views, and B) was actually funny.
posted by Drood at 09:21 PM on February 03
At age 24 you should be smart enough to keep your mouth shut on controversial issues when in front of a microphone, at a keyboard on Twitter etc...
posted by Drood at 07:04 PM on February 01
I so rarely get moments of glory that I must speak here.
I'm currently leading the Spofi Fantasy Hockey league. And this is my first fantasy league. And I'm finding it very exciting.
I am so screwed once baseball season arrives...
posted by Drood at 06:50 PM on February 01
Sounds a lot like Natasha Richardson's death. She suffered a head injury skiing and was walking around fine. Then collapsed later. I read at the time that in the medical profession the doctors call them "the walking dead" as they're dying and don't even realise it.
Can't bring myself to watch the crash.
From my own perspective I had internal bleeding in 2010 that crushed my internal organs ultimately causing multiple organ failure, and yet, for about three weeks, there was nothing outwardly wrong with me. I ultimately collapsed from the blood loss.
Human body can be very weird.
posted by Drood at 03:34 PM on January 30
As I read somewhere the other day, if she were male, she'd be, at best, in the trucks. She's achieved very little to warrant where she is now if you look at her results.
However, because of the fact she's attractive and willing to wear a bikini and slap a Go Daddy logo on anything that moves, she brings a TON of sponsorship money.
It's sad to think of other female drivers who actually just buckled down and raced who haven't made it. Always figured Sarah Fisher would be the one to achieve great things. At least she has a team, albeit in the joke that is Indycar.
Danica is unbearable. A relentless self promoter, who broadcasters absolutely fawn over to the cost of everyone else in it.
I'm fighting the urge to make bump drafting jokes here about this relationship.
posted by Drood at 12:59 PM on January 26
I don't know the full details of this Manti story, just fragments picked up from all over, and at this point I don't think I WANT to know, simply because what I've pieced together in my head is quite ridiculous enough.
posted by Drood at 03:32 PM on January 24
Awesome. Curious where that guy got that from. I bought a set of CD's years ago with classic baseball radio broadcasts on it and have that actual game but the quality of that guys version is SO much higher!
posted by Drood at 05:44 PM on January 21
posted by Drood at 11:10 PM on January 08
He's the fantasy hockey player Spofi deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So we'll beat him. Because he can take it. Because he's not our hero. He's a silent player, a watchful team owner. A dark knight.
(Okay, that gag worked far better in my head. Ah well.)
posted by Drood at 09:31 PM on January 08
So hockey's the sport with the bat, right?
posted by Drood at 08:03 PM on January 08
Despite knowing very little about current players... What the hell, why not.
Team name: Pucking Hell
Now I need to read up on what hockey actually is!!!
(I kid. Though I do know very little regarding current players.)
posted by Drood at 08:35 PM on January 07
Grum: So would I! Except I'd put duct tape over the Rogers logo because they're scum.:)
posted by Drood at 03:39 PM on January 04
Somebody mentioned hockey to me yesterday and I said "Hockey? Hockey? OH, I remember that!"
Bunch of fucking crybabies. I swear it's like "Hey, we've shot ourselves in the foot. Know what'd be fun? DOING IT SOME MORE!" *BLAM*
posted by Drood at 03:29 PM on January 04
Wow... I guess the laws of physics don't apply to him.
posted by Drood at 07:06 PM on December 21
"Toronto Blue Jays have 72 hours to extend Dickey"
Does it take Viagra that long?
posted by Drood at 12:54 AM on December 17
Edmonton vs Calgary... (CFL or NHL. Sadly not in baseball anymore)
posted by Drood at 06:07 PM on December 10
The thing with Bernie is the teams basically gave him the rights to F1 despite him not actually owning them. There was a great quote from Patrick Head that I read a few years ago about this and how they did it. Twice.
Bernie is in a LOT of trouble in various places around the globe, and at this point I imagine he's largely assuming he'll be long in the grave before it comes to anything.
The "no line of succession" thing is rather worrying. I would expect if Bernie dropped tomorrow, unless there's some secret will bequeathing F1 to his cat or something, then we will see political shenanigans and powerplays far FAR in excess of what we've seen before, and I fully expect Ferrari to make a play to claim the sport for themselves. (Since the other teams already have to pay Ferrari a fee due to their historical significance. No I am not joking.)
posted by Drood at 06:17 PM on December 07
I see stories and think "That's cute, but is it a good idea?"
Then I read the last line of BoKnows comment and realised that yes, yes it is. They deserve a checkmark in the good column to counteract fucknuts like that.
posted by Drood at 01:00 AM on December 06
Actually Speed is being rebranded into their first national sports channel. If you watch now the "Fox Sports" logo has been added. Apparently that's the first step toward a total rebranding and expansion of content on the network.
NASCAR is signed up through 2016 I believe. Not sure what else is happening, but it largely sounds like Speed as it is now is dead come next year.
posted by Drood at 03:44 PM on November 24
That piece of shit Murdoch is trying to buying Formula One currently as well.
posted by Drood at 07:19 PM on November 21
I swear some days, golf is the last bastion of actual sportsmanship.
posted by Drood at 12:31 AM on November 09
Some interesting shots from the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix regarding Red Bull. Lots of speculation about the flexing.
posted by Drood at 06:50 PM on November 06
Fox are taking a kicking. Speed, also owned by Fox, just lost the rights to Formula One to NBC as well. The result is that Speed aren't bothering to send their commentary guys to the upcoming race in Austin. As Speed have lost the rights, they've slashed the budget meaning despite it being a big deal and the first US Grand Prix for a while, the race will be called by guys in a room in Charlotte.
billsaysthis: Unfortunately I'm in Canada so I'll still get crappy TV coverage and it'll make no difference. HOWEVER I use a service to access US content online, and I would imagine, with the EPL moving to NBC, that support for any service will shortly follow so I MIGHT be able to watch Saints online. WOOHOO!
Curious which NBC related entities will broadcast this. I can't see NBC broadcasting games on the main network. At least not in anything approaching a quality suitable for anyone higher up the IQ scale than a concussed wasp.
Just remember what these fuckwads did to the Olympics, and they paid 1.2 billion for them.
posted by Drood at 03:30 PM on October 29
So NBC snagged F1 from the Fox owned Speed, and now they've snagged the EPL from Fox too...
Wow, way to give them a kicking!
I live in Canada so it doesn't effect me. Of course all I get is two games on a Saturday and they always show the big four. I mean it's 2-3 months in and I've yet to see my team, Southampton, play. The rest of the games air on Sportsnet World which is $20 a month! Absolute rip off.
posted by Drood at 01:53 AM on October 29
Is there much demand for baseball in Sydney?
posted by Drood at 12:51 AM on October 26
Bathurst 1000 this weekend, and it's streaming LIVE and LEGAL on Youtube on the official V8 Supercar channel.
I realise nobody here will care as this involves neither balls nor pucks, but what the hell...
posted by Drood at 06:03 PM on October 06
Wow... That's hilarious! Right on, Smoke!
posted by Drood at 03:31 PM on September 20
Lance is a genius. He throws his hands up and says he's not fighting the charges anymore. Meaning the gullible who think butter wouldn't melt in his mouth can simper and fawn over poor harassed Lance, whereas he sits back and by killing the case stops the actual truth coming out.
posted by Drood at 04:17 AM on September 05
I would be ecstatic if the NBA went away forever, not least of which is constantly being told I should play in it, because you know I MUST because I'm so fucking tall...
posted by Drood at 05:55 PM on August 20
There's some sort of event going on in London.
No idea what it is.
posted by Drood at 04:55 PM on July 27
It's so weird when you see/hear this happen as you think for a second that YOU'RE the one who has gone a bit strange...
posted by Drood at 10:46 PM on June 22
Wow, both of them seem utterly illiterate on Twitter.
posted by Drood at 04:44 PM on May 30
posted by Drood at 10:51 PM on May 27
I love that they used Police Academy for the music of that Carlsberg ad.
Though I'm still amused that drinking alcohol is promoted through sport.
Yes, because if you're a 5 pint a day man, a starting position on the England squad COULD BE YOURS!
posted by Drood at 05:06 PM on May 11
For the record, I was very sick two years ago. I weighed 300 pounds. At 6'8" while I didn't look thin, I was not what anyone would call fat.
I lost 140 pounds in four months. I got as low as 160 and looked worse than my father-in-law did the day he lost his fight with cancer.
My surgeon, his assistant, my GP, and several other medical experts told me that had I not been "fat", I would be dead now. The organ failure ravaged my body. The massive infections ravaged my body. The antibiotics did as much if not more damage.
I asked for clarification and was told in no uncertain terms that being "overweight" saved my life.
I'm not one to wish ill on people, but assholes like this make me wish you there was a service that delivered Ebola to the truly deserving.
I said the rest of my piece in the comment that was moved into here at the top.
Fuck this asshole.
posted by Drood at 04:04 AM on May 11
No it is not remotely acceptable. I long for the day fat hatred is treated with the same disgust as all other forms of hatred. It's shameful that society sees it as acceptable.
Increasing evidence shows that despite what these scumbags say about eating etc... More and more it's seeming genetics play a much larger part in whether you are overweight or not.
I hope that piece of shit gets what's coming to them.
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