allangtegek: a pattern of dirt particles in a puddle of water (ajax)
I was going to post this earlier, but I was too busy sitting outside in the sun. (Hmmm, sun!) I have no expectations of us winning this match, because the more opportunities exist for Ajax to get some results, the less hope I have for them to take said opportunities. So, with the second place and possibly CL (though let's not kid ourselves ><) in the balance, the odds of Ajax doing something phenomally stupid go up rather dramatically. Plus, it's PSV, who're good at making us stupid.

Of course, I also generally start out not expecting much, because that won't lead to disappointment when (in this case) certain teams do not do what they're supposed to do when they're supposed to do it. (Oh Ajax your timing sucks so much!) Yay, pessimism, though it can be annoying you've been prepared to go "See? That sucked!" and 'that' turns out not to suck at all. (The ~deep psychological trauma~ that led to Cass following this advice in life was that once, in high school, I had a really good feeling about some test for Greek and turned out to have gotten a 3. So clearly, my intuition cannot be trusted in these matters.)

As for the Grand Prix, it... rained a lot. That was slightly inconvenient because a lot of the time I was seeing sheets of water instead of, y'know, cars. So, in short: heh Vettel, Adrian :(, and [insert not-that-funny joke about British people being used to rainy weather and Hamilton's not-always-optimal performance]. (And boo, rain.)
allangtegek: a pattern of dirt particles in a puddle of water (hier gaat wat fout)

And dude, this race! It is/was awesome!

PS -- Only half points? I honestly think that's stupid, but then I'm a really, really opinionated person with strange priorities. *g*


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.