F1 Australian GP: New Season, New Running Order

For the first time since 2010, we’re back with our trademark Formula One race recap and analysis posts. And what a time to bring these back because the running order has been mixed up once again. One thing that hadn’t changed when the checkered flag fell was that the two teams at the front are McLaren and Red Bull. The British squad won the day today with Jenson Button leading the way home. Continue reading


Man Lab Showdown: Jessica Gomes vs. Miranda Kerr

Seeing as I’m in Australia for vacation, I thought it would only be appropriate that this edition of the Man Lab Showdown featured two of Australia’s hottest models. In one corner is Jessica Gomes who is best known for making four appearances in the SI Swimsuit Issue. In the other corner is Victoria’s Secret angel Miranda Kerr.

More photos and the poll after the jump. Continue reading

F1 Power Rankings: Australian Grand Prix Edition

Regular visitors to The Lowdown Blog know what my Power Rankings are all about. New visitors may be slightly confused. Well, it’s only going to get worse from here. Every Wednesday, I’ll post my rankings of the drivers in Formula One. The rankings will be based on their how they’re running this season (or in testing for this first race), past performance at the upcoming track, the performance of the car and other intangibles that affect their performance (see Favre, Brett). It’s more of a prospective list than a restrospective list. Anyway, here is your first round of Formula One power rankings. Continue reading

Soccer Night In South Africa: One Last Gasp

Two more groups were decided in today’s action at the 2010 World Cup. At the start of the day, eight teams were in contention to make the second round but only four could advance. Even more amazing was that one team advanced on a last second goal that brought one nation to its feet and another to tears. Continue reading

Soccer Night In South Africa: First Past The Post

On the ninth day of the 2010 World Cup, we have our first team to officially qualify for the round of sixteen while a second team joined the ranks of the officially eliminated. One group is halfway to being decided as a result while the other in action today was left wide open after today’s three games. Continue reading

F1 Australian GP: Praying For Rain

After all the complaining about a lack of racing at Bahrain two weeks ago, the F1 circus didn’t disappoint in Melbourne. Rain on race day mixed things up enough that there was passing, crashing, and folks finishing out of the expected order throughout the field. The passing was better this round but passing isn’t plentiful at the front of the field. On the whole, the weekend was very noteworthy for the McLaren boys but the drivers were on the opposite ends of the spectrum. Continue reading

Lowdown Radio: March 2, 2010

Episode 48 of The Lowdown radio show hit the air tonight. While the 48th episode isn’t necessarily a milestone, the return of Jackie to the host’s chair is. The episode starts with a recap of some of Jackie’s adventures in Australia and a few lessons about the land down under that you might not have known. The news features a ridiculous lawsuit and political correctness. Jackie’s Song of the Week makes a return alongside It Came From YouTube in entertainment. Pop Culture Over/Under also makes its radio debut after a previous appearance on The Lowdown Extra. After the break is the return of the Car Wall. Sports has the annual predictions of where the big names will be after the NHL Trade Deadline. It’s a jampacked 28 minutes of radio action that only The Lowdown could bring you.

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Or for fans of proper talk that isn’t cut down to size, there’s The Lowdown Extra. On the Extra, the show gets bogged down off the start with talk about how the time difference in Australia works as Steve tries to get lottery numbers from the future. The lead segment has lots more insider information from the upside-down ground in Australia. Two more stories make The Extra’s news including one about MMA and one that wasn’t a trap. Jason DeRulo sets a benchmark as the first two-time winner of the Worst of Music honour. Two more cars go up on the car wall that you didn’t hear on the radio cut. And the show ends with two more NHL Trade Deadline predictions that couldn’t fit on the radio. In all, it’s a whopping 67 minutes more of Lowdown goodness on this edition of The Lowdown Extra that had to be cut from the radio version of the show. As usual, it comes to you uncut and uncensored.

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