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Bernie Ecclestone said that Christian Horner would be a great replacement for him. eek.gif

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Anybody know if Diffey, Hobbs and Matchett will continue to be the lineup next year?

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Has Pirelli actually signed a contract?

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When someone recently asked Donovan McNabb if drivers are athletes he said "Absolutely not.". What a numbnut.

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When someone recently asked Donovan McNabb if drivers are athletes he said "Absolutely not.". What a numbnut.
All they do is sit and drive a car,what a moron.
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He's the same as everyone else that isn't in to racing. The sport doesn't get wide coverage so people assume that it's easy.
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When someone recently asked Donovan McNabb if drivers are athletes he said "Absolutely not.". What a numbnut.

Donovan's not exactly a bastion of intellect either. Motocross racers are probably in better shape than anyone in any sport.
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Hey, thanks. Creepy is my specialty. wink.gif
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He's the same as everyone else that isn't in to racing. The sport doesn't get wide coverage so people assume that it's easy.


I'd like to see them ask the question to Jordan or Randy Moss. Those guys were top athletes and are pretty involved with racing.

Lets face it though, Tony Stewart didn't do the racing athlete image any good by deep throating Whoppers in TV commercials.
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I'd like to see them ask the question to Jordan or Randy Moss. Those guys were top athletes and are pretty involved with racing.

Lets face it though, Tony Stewart didn't do the racing athlete image any good by deep throating Whoppers in TV commercials.
I dont see any basketball players doing health food commercials. They mostly do gangsta rap commercials like "Smack the beeaatch!".

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Sending my deposit in on Monday....who else?wink.gif



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Vettel on pole by .6 sec. The pummeling continues.
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FWIW, Chapter 5:





COMING UP: The Bloody Aftermath.

I need closure, Oink. smile.gif
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Vettel on pole by .6 sec. The pummeling continues.
I hope Rosberg runs him off the track in Turn 1 and Alonso wins. Helluva way to end the season!

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I hope Rosberg runs him off the track in Turn 1 and Alonso wins. Helluva way to end the season!

Man I hope something happens.
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You realize that if you push my buttons, I will push them right back.


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lol That is wild. The things people come up with.
When I first saw your post in my email the picture wasnt there. I thought you might be taking my posts seriously. Glad thats not the case.

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Sorry, it's been a heckuva last few days.....


FWIW, Chapter 6:

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Right behind the Turn 9 bleachers is an ADA Pick-Up spot.
Having bought all of my shirts, hats, and souvenirs earlier in the weekend, I got in line almost immediately after the race.

There were people lining up already, some in wheelchairs, on crutches and canes....in other words, those in much worse shape than I.
Of course, I let those folks ahead of me in the line....I didn't mind waiting for a later shuttle.
Everyone was well-mannered and patiently awaited rides.
This was where the first chink in COTA's armor showed itself....

Up until this point, COTA's organization and execution was nothing short of incredible...almost miraculous.smile.gif
I was constantly dazzled by how well everything functioned (transportation, concessions, track lay-out, etc.)....simply, everything was beautifully done.cool.gif
It was hard to believe this was only the 2nd year of the Austin GP.

Raceday, from a meteorological POV, was horrid (although sunny and dry).
I'm a born and bred Western Boy.....we don't have "high" humidity out here.
In spite of living in Phoenix as a teenager, nothing could prepare this Westerner for the Sweat Box known as "East of the Rockies."wink.gif

As it turned out, I wasn't the only one suffering while hanging out for a shuttle....a lot of folks started hurting after the 1st half hour of waiting.
After an hour, I began worrying about falling prey to heat stroke, said "fnck it," and starting limping towards the front gate (at least there was beer to be had along the way).

Eventually, after much foul language and fermented liquid, I made it to the front gate, while passing a "free concert" involving some "Pitbull" (no, I don't know what the hell that means).

Right outside the front gates is an ADA shuttle pick-up to take folks who find it difficult to hike the final 3/4 of a mile to the downtown Austin Shuttles.
A God-send for those with Bad Wheels (like myself).
As it turned out, the drivers were MIA.
A very nice lady, who (apparently) was in charge of the pick-up spot, tried to move Heaven and Earth to get busses to come in....unfortunately, to no avail.

Eventually, I felt the symptoms of heat stroke coming on and just said "fnck it" (again) and decided to hire a rickshaw (again) to take me to the main Austin Shuttle pick-up.
Flagging one of the boys down for a ride back, I was informed of the new rate: $25.

OK, I'm a confirmed Capitalist, but I do have problems with those who traffic in human misery.
How unpleasant were conditions at COTA at this point?
The PALMS of my hands were sweating so much, they were actually STICKY....I constantly thought I needed to wash my hands.rolleyes.gif
Why the fnck ANYONE would choose to live in such a place is beyond me...

Anyways...I told the greedy demons on the 'shaws to go fnck themselves and decided to shuffle/crawl the last 3/4 of a mile the way God intended.

Much to my disbelief, Lady Karma reared her ugly head and decided to disable the walkie-talkie thingys of the girls at the shuttle impartation area, resulting in a massive wait and unnecessary clusterfnck.
I managed to make it back to Austin by dark....very much worse for the wear.


Coming Up: The Long Ride Home










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Are you saying that Buxton is gone and Diffey will be in the pits?
I agree that Speed had better picture quality.

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Watching Brazilian Gran Prix live on NBC (not NBCSC) on my Verizon FIOS Ch 505. I am getting 5.1 audio, but there is NO center channel sound, nothing at all when I put my ear to the center speaker. All commentary is coming out of the L and R, and I'm having a hard time hearing a phantom center effect from poor imaging. I don't remember this being a problem with other GP and I'm pretty sure the NBCSC coverage on my FIOS 590 had center audio. This race will be replayed on NBCSC later this afternoon, I will see what audio is like for the replay.

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5.1 audio is fine for me. Check your settings. Does the center work on a different channel/source?

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Massa gets a BS drive thru penalty. So much for 2nd place in the Constructors.
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5.1 audio is fine for me. Check your settings. Does the center work on a different channel/source?


Center works for NFL on FOX (504). Also some (but not all) of the ads during the GP had sound in the center. I think my local NBC screwed up. In a couple hours I will check sound on the rebroadcast on NBCSC 590.
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I think my local NBC screwed up.
Thats what it sounds like to me.

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Thats what it sounds like to me.

Update: figure skating that came on after Grand Prix also has no audio in center. Commentary is on L and R
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