Apr. 3rd, 2009 12:57 pm
allangtegek: a pattern of dirt particles in a puddle of water (ireen triest)
I know, I know, I'm biased to not having the results of a race changed days -- or honestly even minutes -- afterward, but based on... recent events, it seems to me the best course of action Saturday Sunday (WTF self?!) would've been not to give Trulli that penalty. Which... I believe I may have said something about?


PS -- The fail was Sunday's. McLaren being dumb is faily but not actually what I'm pissed about.
allangtegek: a pattern of dirt particles in a puddle of water (ireen triest)
Today's race turned out to have an exciting finish, with a surprising podium people were all :D at no matter who they usually support (oh hai). The Kubica/Vettel thing was sad but impressive, as was seeing Vettel keep driving with only three wheels on (what?!). I don't know about anyone else, but I generally consider these Good Things (okay maybe not the crash).

So then, of course, there are complaints. (As you know, flist, I intensly dislike this kind of stuff, even when it benefits people I like.)

And for some reason, because fail never occurs by itself, that crash is now totally Vettel's fault? Why?


By the way, no, in cases like these I think "the spirit of the match/race/sport/whatever" is actually what should count, not The Rules. And by that I mean that excitement and sportsmanship and whatnot > following the rules to the letter. If you think I'm less CAPSLOCK-y and ranty about this episode of Rules > You, it's because I have to admit this case is slightly (but not all that much) less faily than the line-stepping. But only because those rules themselves still make me go oO. Also I'm contrary.


Mar. 13th, 2009 10:20 pm
allangtegek: a pattern of dirt particles in a puddle of water (ireen triest)
You go, ISU. Look at you, again foiling the plans of those evil little athletes who would get no benefit out of stepping out of line and breaking those oh-so-important rules! And you showed them, this time, too!

I realize that last time you must've been being nice, because that was announced immediately. I imagine the next person to "cheat" in this horribly damaging way to the sport will only be told after they've already gotten their medals. That'll teach the little fuckers, right?!

You keep up the good work! After all, rules go above the sport itself.