F1 Japanese GP: Seeing Red (Bulls)

This weekend was all Red Bull Racing all the time. They dominated practice, qualifying and the race as Sebastian Vettel led Red Bull home in the team’s third one-two finish and first since the Monaco Grand Prix in May. While the race may never have been in question, the result did shake up the World Drivers’ Championship picture. Outside of the top five, the race didn’t disappoint as we saw a superb drive from a mid-pack driver and a demolition derby in the first turn of the race. Continue reading

Not News of the Week

It’s time for the weirdest and wackiest stories from around the world. It’s the Not News of the Week.

A while back, we had a story about a New Zealand lawn bowling star who whipped his little lawn bowling pin to tell his teammates that they were playing like dicks and was banned for 10 years. Well, he appealed his suspension and it was overturned. The Bowls New Zealand judicial committee cited the fact that the event was in the locker room and the player was drunk as mitigating factors to his actions. So while drinking is getting North American sports stars into all sorts of trouble, you can get off easy in New Zealand by claiming that you’re smashed. Continue reading

Soccer Night In South Africa: To The Elite Eight

It’s the final day of the Round of 16 at the 2010 World Cup. Four teams met in two even matches that would be closely fought. They were so closely fought that they were decided by a collective one goal. That’s because we had our first appearance of penalty kicks to decide a game. Continue reading

Soccer Night In South Africa: Early Exit

Some favourites suffered early setbacks in the 2010 World Cup but have and will recover. Today, one tournament favourite paid dearly for their mistakes and will be watching the rest of the tournament on TV. Heading into the day, the Netherlands clinched a spot in the round of 16 and Cameroon had already been eliminated leaving Denmark and Japan teams battling for the final spot in Group E. In Group F play, all four teams could end the day moving on or going home. Continue reading

Soccer Night In South Africa: The Big Names Begin

The fourth day of the World Cup saw two of the real contenders open their tournaments. The Netherlands and Italy were both in action for the first time this World Cup against glorified warm-up opponents. The other match of the day saw Japan and Cameroon battle for an early advantage in the race for second place in Group E. Continue reading

F1 Japanese GP: Domination Is Now Spelled “Vettel”

f1-japan-2009-vettel-parc-fermeWith the Drivers’ Championship within his reach, Jenson Button wasn’t able to close the deal at one of his best tracks. Likewise, Brawn GP fumbled their chance to lock up the Constructors Title in Japan. Despite having a pretty difficult weekend between their two teams, Red Bull was able to score a win with Sebastian Vettel taking the checkered flag from pole. Meanwhile, silly season is starting to pick up with Ferrari finally confirming their 2010 driver lineup. Continue reading

Not News of the Week

Remember: If it’s not worth talking about, then it’s definitely not news. This week’s Not News theme is booze and porn. Things that actually come up quite often on the radio show.

The Beer on the Wye festival in Herefordshire, England was supposed to run until Sunday night before they ran into a problem. They had a bigger turnout than expect that drank more per person than expected and ran the taps dry on Saturday. The organizers thought they had enough beer to handle the larger crowd (30% larger than the previous year’s) but ordered another 200 gallons of beer on Saturday just in case it was needed. Turns out that it wasn’t enough. Unfortunately that meant the cancellation of Sunday’s Family Day at the beer festival. Continue reading