Daily: 30th August 2010

30 August, 2010 at 00:03 (GMT+01:00)

By RG

It was wet, everyone was on the edge of the seat. Journalists, fans, prepared to slaughter the unlucky losers, and praise the chosen three. Would the men in charge get the choices right, sort the men from the boys, penalise the wrong men, select the victors. Yes, Colin Montgomerie chose Padraig Harrington, Luke Donald and Edoardo Molinari as his wildcard picks for the Ryder Cup.

And some F1 stuff happened too.

The Bulletpoints

Belgian Grand Prix

  • I don't think you can deny that was a cracking race which had everything. Rain, overtaking, safety car, crashes, more overtaking, spinning and Jarno Trulli spinning out. Serves himself right. Sadly though, that means Heikki Kovalainen is doing a bit of a Michael Schumacher in my new teams championship.
  • As ever, Leigh has an extensive review of the weekend. Great reviews are up of everything that happened on the Friday, the Saturday and the race day on Sunday.
  • Sebastian has his 'What's His Points' series updated with some interesting results too.
  • And yesterday was of course the final full day of the SidepodSpa trip, I do believe their is a special little piece of audio coming out from them. But for now, you'll have to settle for them holding up an awesome banner on some corner called Eau Rouge.

IndyCar

  • I stayed up until 3am last night watching the IndyCar and I must say it was fantastic. Tons and tons and tons of overtaking. As usual, Leigh wrote up some class stuff about Chicagoland and we of course live commented the race last night. Mrs C also fired up the FBFB and the highlights are also up.
  • In unrelated news, the brilliant (-ly named) Ryan Hunter-Reay mentioned me in a tweet...well, nearly. Close as I'll ever get.

Speedway Update

  • It was the 8th round of the Speedway Grand Prix this weekend in the beautiful Croatia. But, it was postponed Saturday night but we were all left with a treat on Sunday morning. Chris 'Bomber' Harris, the man from Cornwall made it all the way to the final only dropping one point from six rides. Alongside him was Jason Crump and Greg Hancock. It was almost a repeat of the 2007 British GP final (which I recommend watching this video for as it is up there as one of my favourite minute of sport ever). But he couldn't convert, finishing second behind Greg Hancock. Who I will say, is 40. DID YOU HEAR THAT SCHUMACHER? Yes, someone who is 40 is still winning things. And he has tons more popularity as you too.
  • The championship is also exciting, with the top 3 within just 10 points of each other with only three rounds remaining. Tomasz Gollob at the age of 39 (still reading Schumi?) is in pole position ahead of Jaroslaw Hampel and multiple champion Jason Crump.

So that is it for this special Bank Holiday Daily. This for me is also the last week before school, and slightly more worringly for me, a total of 7 football games in 15 days. I might survive it, but I'm not too sure I will. I don't even think the Wayne Rooney's and Michael Dawson's of the world can cope with that. It is pretty stupid and I will take this time to tell the league association that their scheduling is hopeless, I would like some free time and rest and don't fancy playing on average three games a week. I don't care if teams are going bust, your making football the only thought on my mind. And I don't like that.

Have an awesome RGday*, **

*ask Steven

**except for the league organisation