Soccer Team Gets Stuck In Traffic; Bails On Game

Imagine how excited you’re going to be to see your favorite NFL team get started tomorrow. (or Monday. Or two nights ago. Whatever, humor me.) Then, think about putting on the jersey and heading out to the game a few hours early with a cooler full of meat and Natty Lights (admit it, that’s what you drink). Then, spending a few hours with old friends and new friends talking about how awesome it is that football season is finally here.

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Then, finding out that the game has been canceled because of a traffic jam. Welcome to Scotland, where apparently the concept of an “alternate route” doesn’t exist. And of course it was a soccer game. I’m surprised you even had to ask. What other sport has such ridiculous excuses for calling off games?

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Race Track Owner Wants NASCAR To Move Nextel Cup Awards From NYC To Las Vegas

TRACK OWNER WANTS NASCAR AWARDS DRIVEN TO VEGAS: A big-wheel racetrack owner wants to drag the Nextel Cup awards ceremony from the Big Apple to Sin City:

NASCAR Cafe Las Vegas

David Caraviello of NASCAR.com revs up news that Burton Smith has been lobbying the racing organization to move the annual end-of-year party from New York to the warmer climate of Las Vegas.Smith is the chairman of Speedway Motorsports, a group that operates seven racetracks used in the Nextel Cup competition - including the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Britney Spears awards performance

According to Caraviello, Burton wants to “move the thing to Vegas, put it in a huge arena, open the upper level for fans and turn it into a motorsports version of the Grammys or the People’s Choice Awards.”However, Caraviello argues against the idea, calling Sin City “conquered territory”, and supports the show’s stay in New York, as a way to keep NASCAR in the minds of Manhattanites.

NASCAR New York

With Wednesday’s attempt at a racing reminder closing streets and causing traffic delays, many NYC commuters won’t easily forget.

New York NASCAR Event Causes Worse Traffic Than Normal

BIG APPLE DRIVERS SOURED OVER NASCAR TRAFFIC JAM: New York commuters were taken for a ride, as a NASCAR appearance backed up traffic even worse than usual:

NASCAR New York

The NEW YORK POST reports Manhattan motorists were delayed by over an hour Wednesday morning, as NASCAR held its Victory Lap promotion. Drivers like Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson wound their way through Midtown, closing off streets to other vehicles trying to get to work.The event also took place on the same day as the annual lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, adding to the city’s gridlock woes.


Of course, the drivers didn’t seem to mind. The SAVANNAH (GA) MORNING NEWS raced down this reaction from Carl Edwards: “It’s neat to be able to drive a race car through downtown New York. That’s pretty cool. It’s cool to see all the people amazed at what’s going on.”And cool to see all the people flipping you off, since you’re holding up traffic.

Allison Stoke’s Dad Worried About Weirdos, But Defends Them As His Job

FATHER OF ALLISON STOKKE WORRIED ABOUT UNSAVORY CHARACTERS, EVEN THOUGH DEFENDING THEM IS HIS JOB: The family of Allison Stokke is a bit wary of the internet attention the high-school vaulter has been receiving lately:

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However, as WITH LEATHER points out, it’s hard to believe you want out of the spotlight when you appear on the front page of the Washington Post and on Fox News.

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There are lots of unsavory characters out there, but dad Allan should know how to deal with them, since his job as a lawyer requires him to defend such folks.

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In some of his legal actions, Al helped a cop get off who was accused of getting off on a motorist.And during the trial of a teacher accused of having sex with 3 of her students (one was only 11 at the time), he argued, “Where was she when *I* was 13?