Is Today The End Of F1 Racing As We Know It?

Despite what the fans of good ol’ fashioned American NASCAR racing might tell you in between mainlining high fructose corn syrup and Busch Light, the most popular auto racing series in the world is Formula One. Not only do its races feature crazy foreign things like both right AND left turns, its cars are some of the most technologically advanced gizmos on earth.

Keeley Hazell Formula One

(Marvel at the wonders of modern science. The car’s nice, too.)

The problem with all that technology is that, similar to NASCAR in recent years, the price of fielding a competitive F1 team has shot through the roof, making the sport inaccessible to all but the wealthiest corporations and/or manufacturers. F1 chief Max Mosely recently announced a $65 million budget cap for teams in an attempt to rein in the beast that he helped create.  So how did the top teams react? They told Mosely where he could shove his budget cap and announced plans to break away to start their own racing superleague.

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Speed Read: Washing Our Hands of the Swine Flu

The discerning reader prefers the news (and most foods) wrapped in bacon and liberally salted with panic. Therefore, we provide your Thursday morning sports-centric swine flu stories to better arm you at the water cooler to pass along the latest gossip mumbled through your faux designer mask:

Swine flu (or pigs fly)

Whew. That’s a lot of abject terror sensible precaution for one morning. Please add any additional sports-related swine flu stories to the comments below so the few remaining survivors have a record of these final days.

Thankfully, our few remaining moments left as a functional species can be well-represented by the following people tellin’ it like it is and keepin’ it real with the kids, assuming your kids take Don Rickles’ routine at face value:

Geno Auriemma

Fire truck at Comerica Park

(Emergency vehicle sized appropriately to emergency)

Finally, a false alarm (possibly a fire alarm) in the eighth inning could not shake the New York Yankees from barely holding onto a 8-6 lead at Comerica Park over the Detroit Tigers last night despite holding a 7-1 advantage late in the contest. As Joe Girardi put it, “In this day and age, that’s a little scary.”

Heck, Joe … in this day and age, what isn’t?

And now a hail of bullet points caused by two heroin-slingin’ senior citizen sisters (though you can’t fault them for looking for a new retirement plan these days) …

What’s your favorite pandemic?

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