"Though I received no official response to these sophisticated and elegant tweets to the Illini Athletic Department, I would like to think that Beckman spent the evening prank calling everyone in Illinois named George McLellan and then ordering an absurd amount of hats off an internet haberdashery to hoard in his home's hat annex."
A quick question for the Soccer elite. What is up with the guys acting like they are paralyzed after every fall? Is it to draw harsher penalties or is there some strategy to it? Can a flop be called by the referee? Is it a cultural thing and if so what countries think it is bush and which countries work it like they are D. Wade and P. Pierce.
Considering the harshness and passion of some of these poorer countries I'm a little surprised culturally they would allow that kind of behavior from their athletes.
They always say the Stanley Cup is the most difficult to win, but I was curious what the board thought. How do you rank the difficulty of winning a championship amongst the big 4 US sports (MLB, NHL, NBA, MLB) , the World Cup and of course the BCS Trophy and NCAA Hoops trophy?
For extra credit, which championship do you feel has the best trophy of the 7 options listed above and which is the worst. For me the Stanley Cup is the best and Larry O'Brien Trophy(NBA) is the worst.
What are your thoughts?
The big one. USA! USA! USA!
This thread should be completely self explanatory.
Not sure how many people here are paying attention to the 24 Hours of Le Mans today and tomorrow, especially with all the World Cup action today, but I know there are a lot of high level racing fans that post here and I wanted to create a place to talk about the race, if anyone is interested.
What: 24 Hours of Le Mans
Where: Circuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans, France
When: 9:00am Saturday to 9:00am Sunday
What to Look For: Whether Audi can reclaim its dominance after Peugeot ended Audi's five year winning streak last year. Peugeot absolutely ran away from Audi in qualifying, but as usual, the issue for Peugeot will be durability.
What Else to Look For: Whether Corvette can carry over its dominance of LMGT1 into its change of classification this year to LMGT2 and displace Ferrari Risi Competzione atop LMGT2. Qualification was close between the two.
Why You Should Care: It's the oldest sports car endurance race in the world. The course is 8.469 miles long with 21 turns and cars will (at times) exceed 200mph. The winning car will travel over 3,000 miles during the 24 hour race.
Why Else You Should Care: The technology used in these cars helps develop the technology you'll see in production automobiles in the future (e.g. Audi's TDI).
Televisions Schedule: Live action today on Speed from start to 12:30pm and then after a break, the rest of the race from 6:00pm tonight to 9:30am tomorrow morning.
Observations So Far: So far Audi and Peugeot look consistent (as usual) in LMP1and Corvette looks good (as usual) in LMGT2. One of the Ford GT1's took a pretty nasty early crash.
IMO it's amazing. It's similar to the Marshall Matthers LP but even better. The beats are sick. I'm leaning towards saying it's the best I've heard from him, but I like so much of his stuff it's hard to say that. You'll hear this one all summer long for sure. I imagine there will be some new Eminem piped in music at the Big House this year. It's scheduled to drop 6-22.