Fantasy Racing Advice: March 4 – 6, 2011

Since I fancy myself a bit of a fantasy racing guru thanks to a few weekly top ten finishes in Wind Tunnel’s Super 7 Sweep and a top fifty in their Chase for the Championship, I thought I would share my insights and luck with you folks here. Since my primary fantasy series is the Wind Tunnel Super 7 Sweep, I’ll be gearing my advice to that game. That may change if you tell me what some of the more popular games are. Then I can gear my advice to help you out.

For now, here’s my pick for this weekend’s action in motorsports. Continue reading

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Wednesday Link-Off: Iced

Since Jamie Sale was iced from Battle of the Blades this week, let’s kick off the links with her.

The old Philadelphia Spectrum had one final big event before it was demolished. It had people come in and tear it apart from the inside. (Crossing Broad)

Ex-Queen’s Gaels’ QB Danny Brannagan took some snaps on Sunday for the Toronto Argonauts making him the first Canadian in a decade. Improvements in coaching in Canada would indicate that he might not be alone Canadian QB in the CFL ranks for long. (55-Yard Line)

Norman Chad really hit it out of the park this time. Here’s his take on ESPN’s never ending takeover of the sporting world with a look at “ESPN High School.” (Cleveland Plain Dealer)

After the jump, Joe Morgan fired, another Washington sports spelling mistake and a NASCAR fight. Continue reading

Provisional 2011 Formula One Schedule Announced

Yesterday, the FIA announced their provisional schedule for the 2011 Formula One World Championship. The season is being lengthened by one race to 20 Grands Prix because of the addition of the Indian Grand Prix. The rest of the events from this year’s calendar return, though some of their dates have been shuffled. Continue reading

Wednesday Link-Off: Picking Up The Pieces

Here’s Marisa Miller at the Guys Choice Awards which aren’t real awards but, like the Grammys, they can dream big.

Newsweek’s been having some trouble getting traffic since going to a pay model. Using the Konami code to hide a story about a zombie invasion should help out. (NPR)

I couldn’t be bothered to follow the NBA Finals but I can’t imagine I’m the only one. So why not try some of these six ways to fix the NBA. After all, with David Stern and his refs rigging the action, they can use all the help they can get. (Parade)

So we’re still trying to figure out who will be in goal for England in their next game. In the meantime, England is blaming Canada for the goal. (With Leather)

After the jump, some World Cup links, strange racing videos, and Wally Beckman redux. Continue reading

Formula One: Solving the Absense of Racing

In the week since the Bahrain Grand Prix, everyone has floated their own theory as to why the race was such a dull and dreary affair. The track, deservedly, gets much of the blame. The new refuelling ban and its effect on race strategy takes some of the blame, as well. However, as has been the focus for the last few years, the aerodynamics of the cars is at the centre of the firestorm. Not surprisingly, the advanced aero packages on the cars are being blamed for the lack of quality racing. However, there is already a solution being floated for another open-wheel series that should give F1 an idea of a way forward. Continue reading

F1 2010 Season Preview: Predictions

It’s time for the third and final part of our Formula One season preview. With the examination of the teams, drivers, and new rules out of the way, it’s time to put all of the information we have together for predictions for the 2010 season. Of course, the combination of the new rules, the new points system, and testing times not necessarily being an accurate portrayal of who’s fast make predicting the season an difficult proposition. However, as we like to say around here: We’re ambitious but rubbish. Continue reading

F1 2010 Season Preview: New Rules

Welcome to Part 2 of our preview of the 2010 Formula One World Championship.  Today, it’s a look at the rule changes for this season. There aren’t as many new regulations going into effect this year as last year but they’re just as big. Cost reductions and safety are the reasons behind most of the rules changes but that doesn’t mean that the racing will be less interesting. Continue reading

Formula One: FIA Drops The Ball With Its Shortened Entry List

Yesterday, the FIA announced that US F1 would not be participating in the 2010 Formula One World Championship. They also announced that it was too late for a replacement teams to be drafted in for the American team. This announcement came despite repeated statements from Stefan Grand Prix that they had a package ready for the first race of the season. This debacle has shown that the entry process that the FIA is using for Formula One is flawed. Continue reading

Formula 1: New Teams Setting Lineups

Of the five new teams expected to enter Formula One next season, three have named drivers while all are progressing in their efforts to make the grid. Today, Virgin F1 (originally Manor House) was the second of the new teams to announce a complete driver lineup. At the sharp end of the grid, Mercedes GP appear to have a familiar face coming in as their lead driver. Continue reading