Thursday, 28 July 2011

68 - AFL RD 19 preview

Post no. 68 here:
The AFL season 2011 is approaching the finals with only 6 more rounds to go, here is RD 19.

North Melbourne vs Carlton
Carlton in fantastic form, and North just came off a lost. Carlton should be too good for and win by over 30

Bulldogs vs West Coast
A close match-up with West Coast having to travel, but they should have enough skill to claim the win

Geelong vs Melbourne
Geelong haven't played that well in the last month, but they are the 2nd best side of the competition and should dominate this game

Gold Coast vs St. Kilda
The 1st year side Gold Coast will be no match for the form-regaining side St. Kilda

Fremantle vs Hawthorn
A big game for both sides, Fremantle want to seal their place in the top 8, and Hawthorn in the top 4. Hawthorn should get over the line...just.

Collingwood vs Essendon
A huge game (crowd wise) but Collingwood will defeat Essendon pretty comfortably.

Adelaide vs Port Adelaide
The Adelaide show down, but both teams are terrible. Adelaide should win...

Joke of the Day:
Q. What is a dog's favorite colour?
A. Grrrrrrrreen

Monday, 25 July 2011

67 - Lewis Hamilton wins German Grand Prix

Post no. 67 here:
Lewis Hamilton claims his 2nd win of the season in Germany to hold off Fernandon Alonso and Mark Webber. The 26-year-old Englishman, started from second position, took the lead straight away and never looked back to win a well-judged race supported by excellent skills and strategy. 

Hamilton had to fight the whole race, and sometimes his lead was within 3 seconds, but he held on to claim a thrilling victory by only 3.9 seconds ahead of Alonso. 
Lewis Hamilton on podium 

"Whooooah!" screamed a delighted Hamilton, after winning for the first time since the Chinese Grand Prix in April. "Yes that is more like it! This is great. Thank you guys, you guys, that was amazing.

Overall Standings:
1. S. Vettel 216 points
2. M. Webber 139
3. L. Hamilton 134

Vettel still has a comfortable lead in the overall standings, and should claim another world championship.

Joke of the Day:
A neutron goes into a bar and asks the bartender, "How much for a beer?"
The bartender replies, 
"For you, no charge."

Saturday, 23 July 2011

66 - Cadel Evans will win Tour de France

Post no. 66 here:
The Tour de France still has 1 more stage to go, but tradition means there will be no attacking the yellow jersey on the last stage into Paris.

Cadel started the time trial 57 secs behind Andy Shleck, and Evans blew the race apart finishing 2nd and beating Andy Shleck by over 2 minutes and claiming his 1st Tour win and the 1st for Australia. Evans finished second in the time trial, just seven seconds behind German Tony Martin with three-time champion Alberto Contador third.
Cadel Evans claims yellow, and the Tour de France

After coming 2nd twice, Cadel went one step further and is a massive sporting moment for him and Australia. "I've had some bad moments in the last 10 years (but) that just makes the good moments even better."

Overall Standings:
1. C. Evans
2. A. Shleck (+ 1.34 mins)
3. F. Shleck (+ 2.30 mins)

Joke of the Day:
"Doctor, I get heartburn every time I eat cake"
"Next time, take off the candles"

Friday, 22 July 2011

65 - Tour de France stage 19 recap

Post no. 65 here:
The last stage in the Alps, and the 3rd last stage of the 2011 Tour de France. The 19th stage was a 109.5 km stage to the famous mountain Alpe d'Huez.

It was a stage for the general classification contenders with there being 3 mountains that they must overcome. Alberto Contador attacked within 10km from the start and led the whole way until the end where he was overtaken by stage winner Pierre Rolland.

Andy Shleck from Luxemburg is leading the Tour de France
Cadel Evans overcame a mechanical error and at times over a 1 minute deficit, to stay in touch with both the Schleck brothers and with the time trial to come Cadel is looking at winning his first Tour de France and become the first Australian to win.

"Time trial. Start as fast as possible, finish as fast as possible and hope it is fast enough," Evans said. Evans must overcome a 57 second gap to take the leader's yellow jersey and win the Tour. There are only two more stages to come and tomorrow will be the most important of the whole tour. 

Overall Standings:
1. A. Schleck
2. F. Schleck (+ 53 secs)
3. C. Evans (+57 secs)

Joke of the Day:
Q. What do you get from a pampered cow?
A. Spoiled milk...

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

64 - Tour de France stage 17 recap

Post no. 64 here:
The Tour heads into the Alps with the next couple of stages being the most likely decider for the tour. 

Cadel Evans has boosted further his strong claims for an historic Tour de France victory, edging closer to the overall lead in stage 17. Evans gained 27 seconds on Thomas Voeckler, who retained the yellow jersey after the stage won by Edvald Boasson Hagen.
Cadel Evans from Australia is looking to win his 1st Tour de France

Boasson Hagen won the 179km stage through the Alps, from Gap to the Italian town of Pinerolo after pushing forward in a break away group. 
"I've got a good advantage over Alberto now, but Alberto has shown in years gone by what he can do when he's really at his top." said Evans

Tomorrow will be the most important stage of the tour, said two time runner-up Andy Shleck. There are only two more stages in the Alps, and the contenders must attack to try and lead the general classification and win the overall Tour de France.

Overall Standings:
1. T. Voeckler 
2. C. Evans (+1.18 mins)
3. F. Schleck (+1.22 mins)
Joke of the Day:
Q. What did one strawberry say to another?
A. Look at the jam you got us into!

63 - Tour de France stage 16 recap

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The Tour de France is into its last week of racing, and only the Alps and a time-trial to come stage 16 was one of the easier stages before the finish.

Australia's Cadel Evans has moved up a place to be second overall after the 16th stage of the Tour de France.Evans finished the stage 11th, 4min 23sec behind winner Norwegian Thor Hushovd to gain time on Frenchman Thomas Voeckler, who retained the race leader's yellow jersey.
World Champion Thor Hushovd wins another stage

World champion Hushovd led a three-man breakaway to win his 2nd stage of the Tour, and continue his blistering form. Contador was also another winner this stage, he looked much better in the saddle and is looking to be back to his great form after early crashes hurt his knees. 
"The important thing is that I felt strong, I had good feelings in my legs. There are three days in the mountains, so we have to try and capitalize" said the Spaniard.
Overall Standings:
1. T. Voeckler 
2. C. Evans (+1.45 mins)
3. F. Schleck (+1.49 mins
 Joke of the Day:
Q: What do you call cheese thats not yours?
A: Nacho cheese!

Sunday, 17 July 2011

62 - Tour de France stage 14 and 15 recap

Post no. 62 here:
Stages 14 and 15 of the Tour de France

Stage 14:
Frenchman Thomas Voeckler stubbornly held on to the Tour de France yellow jersey as Australian Cadel Evans survived a number of attacks from Andy and Frank Schleck. Reigning champion Alberto Contador also survived another onslaught in the mountains despite having a sore knee, the Spanish champion falling under constant attack on the 15.8 km climb to Plateau de Beille.

Belgian Jelle Vanendert took the victory after breaking away from the group with 7km's to go, and never looked back to claim his 1st ever Tour de France win, "Never in my wildest dreams did I think I'd win a stage like this," said Vanendert.
Mark Cavendish
Mark Cavendish after winning stage 15

Stage 15:
Mark Cavendish has continued his domination of the Tour de France sprint stages, claiming his fourth win of the race to take his career tally to an unrivalled 19 on stage 15. "I don't think there's been one of my 19 wins that I've done alone, and that just shows the commitment those guys have towards me and I'm incredibly lucky for that," said Cavendish.

Joke of the Day:
Q. What do computers eat when they get hungry?
A. Chips...

Friday, 15 July 2011

61 - Tour de France stage 12 and 13

Post no. 61 here:
The Tour de France is past the half way mark, with stages 12 and 13.

Stage 12:
The first stage in the Pyrenees and it is the 1st stage for the contenders to attack. Last year's champion Alberto Contador lost more time to his key yellow jersey rivals on Thursday as Olympic champion Samuel Sanchez claimed his maiden win in the Tour de France. 

The 211 km stage forced several big names to lost time and drop out of contention. The biggest loser was Contador who lost over 10 seconds to the nearest rivals, and mentally fell behind. 
Thor Hushovd wins stage 13

Stage 13:
Norwegian Thor Hushovd has continued his dream Tour de France with victory in the 13th stage from Pau to Lourdes. Frenchman Thomas Voeckler, retained the race leader's yellow jersey after arriving with the main peloton and all the favourites seven and a half minutes later.

This was Hushovd's 9th career stage win, and "It's the most beautiful stage I've won on the Tour de France, for sure."

Joke of the Day:
Girl: Did you like that cake, Mrs Jones?
Mrs Jones: Yes, very much. 
Girl: Thats funny. My mom said you didnt have any taste.

60 - AFL Rd 17 tipping and preview

Post no. 60 here:
AFL Rd 17 tipping and preview:

Adelaide vs Essendon
Close match-up, Essendon with two wins on the trot against a weak Adelaide side. Adelaide at home might be able to take the win, but I expect Essendon to win in a close one.

Richmond vs Gold Coast
Richmond should be able to beat Gold Coast pretty easily and win by over 50 points.

Carlton vs Collingwood
The match-up of the week but Collingwood will have too much class for the injury hit Carlton.

St. Kilda vs West Coast
Another close match, West Coast is in great form but having to travel should make the Saints be able win in a close one.

Melbourne vs Port Adelaide
Melbourne at home, against a terrible Port Adelaide side. A big win for Melbourne coming up.

Sydney vs Fremantle 
Sydney is a great team at home, and should be able to defeat Fremantle pretty easily.

Brisbane vs Geelong
Geelong have lost two matches in a row, and they should be able to defeat Brisbane and get back on track.

North Melbourne vs Bulldogs
A huge match for both sides, both need a win to stay in contention for finals. I expect Bulldogs to win though.

Joke of the Day:
Q. What do you call a fake noodle?
A. An impasta

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

59 - Tour de France stage 11

Post no. 59 here:
Mark Cavendish wins his 3rd stage of the 2011 Tour, and his 18th career stage win.

Frenchman Thomas Voeckler, of Europcar, retained the yellow jersey after the 167.5km stage from Blaye-les-Mines to Lavaur, which ended in a group sprint after an early breakaway was caught 4km from the finish. Cavendish claimed the Green sprinter's jersey, which tallies points over the whole Tour for the most dominant sprinter. 

Mark Cavendish in a sprint finish

"It's incredible to have the green jersey, it's the most beautiful jersey in the world, I have to thank my team-mates for the work they did today, even the guys who are in the top ten overall gave it one hundred percent and that shows what a great team we are." said Cavendish

This was the last sprint stage for a while, with the race heading into the mountains where the real race will begin for the yellow jersey. 

Joke of the Day:
Q. How do chickens manage to lay so many eggs?
A. They sit eggsaminations!

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

58 - Tour de France stage 10

Post no. 58 here:
The Tour continues with stage 10 and it was another crash marred stage.

Stage 10 was a 158km ride from Aurillac to Carmaux, and it was another dangerous stage for riders. Andy and Frank Schleck are the latest 2011 contenders to be involved in a crash in this year's tour.

Le Tour
The 'Peloton' 

"We had about 10 minutes into the race and found ourselves with five guys on the ground," veteran Leopard rider Jens Voigt said. "We were changing bikes and fighting to get back to the peloton. All the guys involved are OK." 

Andre Greipel finished 1st at the end of the stage, taking the sprint from Mark Cavendish in a tight finish. 

Overall Standings:
1. T. Voeckler
2. L. Sanches (+1.49 mins)
3. C. Evans (+2.26 mins)

Joke of the Day:

A blonde keeps walking down her drive to her mail box.
She keeps doing this until her neighbour asks her why she is doing that.
The blonde replies "My computer keeps telling me that I've got mail."

Sunday, 10 July 2011

57 - Tour de France stage 9 and Sunday Special

Post no. 57 here:
Tour de France continues with stage 9, and it was another controversial and crash marred stage.

During the race, the break-away group was in a crash, caused by a television crew driving next to the riders. It caused two riders from that group to crash and get severely injured. It was a stage, where the contenders had to stay out of trouble and most of them did. Contador did not, he was involved in his 4th crash of this year's tour and lost more time to the leaders.

Spain's Luis Leon Sanchez won the stage, and Thomas Voeckler claimed the leader's yellow jersery but with under two weeks remaining there is still much to do in this race.

Overall Standings:
1. T. Voeckler
2. L. Sanches (+1.49 mins)
3. C. Evans (+2.26 mins)

Sunday Special (the accident of stage 9)

Joke of the Day:
Q. Why don't aliens eat clowns.
A. Because they taste funny.

56 - Tour de France stage 6,7 and 8

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The Tour de France continues with stages 6,7 and 8.

Stage 6:

The stage was a 226.5km ride from Dinan to Lisieux in Normandy.

Edvald Boasson Hagen has edged Australian Matt Goss to claim his and Team Sky's maiden Tour de France victory in the sixth stage. Boasson Hagen's fellow Norwegian Thor Hushovd finished third to retain the race leader's yellow jersey, with Cadel Evans still second on the general classification, trailing by one second.

It was another dangerous stage for riders, with Alberto Contador going down again, and Britain’s Bradley Wiggins was forced to retire from the race. 

Stage 7:
Another flat stage for the riders, with sprinters most likely to take out the 218km stage. 

Mark Cavendish claimed his 2nd stage win this tour, with another dominating sprint finish. "You guys are the best," an emotional Cavendish shouted at the finish to his teammates. He added: "I didn't have to do anything. They delivered to the last 150 metres to go today and I just had to finish it off." 

It was an easy stage for race contenders with everyone keeping their noses clean.
Thor Hushovd in leader's yellow jersey
Stage 8:
The hardest stage of the tour so far, with several mountains the riders had to climb. 

Alberto Rui Costa hung on during a tense finish to claim his maiden Tour de France victory on the eighth stage held over 189km from Aiguirande to Super-Besse. Norwegian Thor Hushovd upset predictions to retain the race lead on the first day of climbing in the Massif Central as an expected skirmish between the real yellow jersey favourites failed to spark.
Cadel Evans from Australia had another great race, finishing 3rd and maintains his 2nd place in the overall lead. 

Overall Standing:
1. T. Hushovd
2. C. Evans (+1 sec)
3. F. Schleck (+4 sec)

Joke of the Day:
Q. What do cats like for breakfast?
A. Mice crispies...

Friday, 8 July 2011

55 - AFL Rd 16 tipping

Post no. 55 here:
AFL is up to round 16 already and here are my tips for this round.

West Coast vs Geelong
The match of the round, Geelong coming off it's first loss of the season last week against West Coast at home should make it very interesting. Geelong in a close one.

Hawthorn vs Brisbane
Hawthorn want to rebound off a tough lost last week, and should be too good for the struggling Brisbane.

Gold Coast vs Sydney
Hard match to tip, Gold Coast at home against a hot/cold Sydney. I expect Sydney to win though

Essendon vs Richmond
Big match for both sides, both teams pressing for finals but Essendon will have too much skill for Richmond

Collingwood vs North Melbourne
Collingwood will be far too good for North, and should win by a huge margin

Port Adelaide vs St. Kilda
Port have been terrible this year, and the Saints are starting to regain some form. Expect St. Kilda to win big

Bulldogs vs Carlton
Bulldogs starting to play better, but Carlton will be too good for them and should win by 20 points

Joke of the Day:
Q. What did the water say to the boat?
A. Nothing, it just waved...

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

54 - Tour de France stage 5

Post no. 54 here:

Stage 5 of the Tour de France was the 164.5 kilometre ride from Carhaix to Cap Frehel, which saw several race contenders’ crash and hit the tarmac. 

Britain's Mark Cavendish felt he had silenced the "ignoramuses" after claiming his 16th career win on the crash-marred fifth stage of the Tour de France. Cavendish, who claimed 15 stage wins over the previous three Tours, came into this year’s race knowing there would be only a handful of chances to win, and after blowing a chance on stage 2 it would feel even better for Cavendish.

Last year’s winner Alberto Contador, who also crashed on the first stage when he lost over a minute to key rivals, is hoping things improve after a disappointing start to the Tour. "It was a very tense stage with a lot of crashes," Contador said.

Mark Cavendish after the stage win

Overall Standing:
1. T. Hushovd
2. C. Evans (+1 sec)
3. F. Schleck (+4 sec)

Some of you may wonder, how can the leader only be leading by 1 second...this is because the rules stipulate that all the riders in the race's main pack cross the line at the same time as the first rider. But if a split forms and the gap is larger than one second, the next group gets the time of the first rider of that group.

Joke of the Day:
Q. How do cow's subtract?
A. With a cow-culator 

53 - Tour de France stage 4

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Tour de France stage 4 the 172.5 km ride from Lorient to Mur-de-Bretagne. 

Two time runner-up Cadel Evans from Australia from team BMC, held off a late charge from last years winner Alberto Contador to claim a prestigious victory on stage 4. Cadel Evans fought off some late bike trouble and was forced to swap bikes and had to race hard to get back into the peloton.
Contador (left) and Evans (right) at the end of stage 4

"It's a big surprise, I still quite can't believe it it myself," said Evans. Evans managed to hold off Contador, by a few centimeters to claim his first win of the year. Evans after the win claimed the king of the mountain polka-dot jersey.

Overall Standing:
1. T. Hushovd
2. C. Evans (+1 sec)
3. F. Schleck (+4 sec)

Joke of the Day:

Q. What insect can never been understood?
A. A mumble-bee

Monday, 4 July 2011

52 - Tour de France update

Post no. 52 here: (Technorati claim token 5HMGG9EFCWWF)
The Tour de France started a couple days ago, with there being 3 stages in the 21 day race. This is the most important race of the year for cyclists, and is the most historic race ever.

Stage 1:
Stage 1 was a controversial race with defending champion Alberto Contador of Spain was involved in a mass pile-up 9km from the finish, the Spaniard trailing home in 82nd place 1min 20sec behind Philippe Gilbert as the Belgian lived up to pre-race predictions. Australian Cadel Evans came in 2nd postion only 3 seconds behind race leader. 

Stage 2:
Stage 2 was a team time trial and a big stage for race contenders. World cycling champion Thor Hushovd assumed the Tour de France yellow jersey from Philippe Gilbert after Garmin-Cervelo won the stage two team time-trial. Hushovd's Garmin team, one of the favourites for the 23km team time-trial, set a winning time of 24min 48sec to beat the BMC team of Australia's Cadel Evans into second place by four seconds. Cadel is now in 3rd position only 1 second behind 1st and 2nd. 
Australian Cadel Evans of team BMC
Stage 3:
Stage 3 was a sprinters paradise with it mostly being a flat race, with World champion Thor Hushovd kept possession of the race leader's yellow jersey as Garmin celebrated their second win on the trot after the team time trial as Tyler Farrar wins a sprint finish. 

Joke of the Day:
Q. What do you call a one-eyed dinosaur?
A. A doyouthinkhesaurus..

Sunday, 3 July 2011

51 - Wimbledon Men's Winner

Post no. 51 here:
The 2011 Wimbledon is over with the Men's Singles finishing yesterday, with the match-up we have been waiting for between Rafael Nadal (1) and Novak Djokavic (2). Djokavic has been in the form of his life having only lose once this year and after Wimbledon he will claim the world number 1 ranking.

Nadal was looking to win his 3rd Wimbledon title, and this was Djokavic's first Wimbledon title. People expected this to be a close match, but they were wrong. Djokavic won the first set 6-4 and took that form into the next set where he steam rolled Nadal to win 6-1.
Nadal and Djokavic 

Nadal didn't want to lose in straight sets and fought back to take the 3rd set 6-1, and things were starting to look up for him. Djokavic wanted the title more than Nadal and finished him off in the 4th set winning 6-3 and claiming his 1st Wimbledon title and his 2nd Grand Slam of the year.

Djokavic will look to the US Open to make it 3 from 4 this year, to cap off a wonderful year.

Joke of the Day:
Q. What are the wettest animals in the world?

A. Reindeer 

Saturday, 2 July 2011

50 - Wimbledon Ladies' Singles Winner and Sunday Special

Post no. 50 here:
The Ladies' Singles are over with the final being played yesterday, with Maria Sharapova (5) vs Petra Kvitova (8). Sharapova has been in this position 3 times before and won all 3 finals, this was Kvitova's first Grand Slam  final at the age of 21 and people expected her to fall under the pressure.

Kvitova played a near faultless match, except for losing her opening serve and was clearly better than Sharapova. Kvitova's big hitting was no match for Sharapova and all she could do was shriek in anger. Kvitova won the opening set 6-3 and this was mainly due to Sharapova's inability to hold her serve.
Photo Titled Kvitova & Sharapova
Kivtova with her trophy

The 2nd set was closer, with the score 6-4 to Kvitova but it always looked like Kvitova would claim her 1st Grand Slam win and the payout of 1.1million pounds.

Sunday Special:
Lebron James....

Joke of the Day:
Q. What do you call just married spiders?
A. Newly-webs.

Thursday, 30 June 2011

49 - AFL Rd 15 tipping

Post no. 49 here:
AFL Rd 15 tipping guide

Bulldogs vs Melbourne 
Melbourne is in great form and is coming off 4 wins in a row and will make it 5 against Bulldogs. Should be very close though.

Richmond vs Carlton
Carlton will be too good for Richmond and should by a huge margin.

Fremantle vs Gold Coast
Fremantle at home against the young Gold Coast, should see Fremantle win by over 60 points.

Essendon vs Geelong
Essendon has lost 6 games in a row against the team that has not lost all season, should see Geelong win by over 50 points.
Great leap

Adelaide vs Sydney
Going to be a close match but Adelaide is in terrible form and Sydney should be too good, and pull away with the win.

Brisbane vs Port Adelaide
Clash of the bottom two teams, but Brisbane being at home should be too good for Port Adelaide.

Collingwood vs Hawthorn
The match-up of the week, the 2nd team vs the 3rd team should see Collingwood win by under 5 points.

North Melbourne vs St. Kilda
Another close match, both teams one game behind the top 8. North Melbourne are in better form and should win in a close match-up.

Joke of the Day:
Q. What's a frog's favourite drink?
A. Croak-a-cola...

48 - Wimbledon Update

Post no. 48 here:
Wimbledon is nearly over with Men's and Women's singles into the semi-finals.
This year’s Wimbledon has been a surprise with a few upsets, the Women's draw is completely open with both William sisters being knocked out early and the top 4. 
Men's draw was more expected, except for Jo Wilfred Tsonga who is in great form after knocking out Roger Federer. 

Match Ups: Men's 
Andy Murray vs Rafael Nadal
One of the match-ups of the tournament with both players eager to make the final, I expect Nadal to be too good for Britain's Andy Murray.

Jo Wilfred Tsonga vs Novak Djokavic
Tsonga will be too tired after beating Federer in a 5 set match, and Djokavic is still in blistering form. Djokavic will be too good and make it through to the final.
Tsonga after his win

Victoria Azarenka vs Petra Kvitova
Azarenka is in great form, and will be able to defeat last year’s semi-finalists Kvitova.

Maria Sharapova vs Sabine Lisicki
Sharapova is experienced when it comes to Grand Slam finals, and will be able to beat Lisicki who is on a dream run, should be close though.

Joke of the Day:
Q. What animals are poor dancers?
A. Four-legged ones, because they have two left feet.

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

47 - Tour de France preview

Post no. 47 here:
Tour de France starts July 2nd and here is a preview of what might happen in the 3 weeks of the greatest cycling race of all time.

The 2011 Tour de France will have 198 riders competing over 3 weeks covering more than 3,430 kilometers from the west coast of Europe to Paris.The race will include a team time-trial, an individual time-trial and nine days in the mountains, including a climb up the legendary Alpe d'Huez.

Defending champion Alberto Contador his main rival Andy Schleck and sprint king Mark Cavendish will all be on the start line on July 2, as will a six-man Australian contingent including Cadel Evans and gun rookie Richie Porte. Who will be wearing the coveted yellow jersey on July 24th?
Cadel Evans & Alberto Contador
Cadel Evans and Alberto Contador 

Alberto Contador is the best rider in the world, and is able to win both Giro d'Italia and Tour de France in the same year the only problem is that he is involved in a doping scandal and might be side tracked. 

Hopefully Australian's Cadel Evans is able to cause an upset and finish on top after 3 brutal weeks. 

Joke of the Day:
Q. Did you hear about the red ship and the blue ship that collided?

A. Both crews were marooned

Sunday, 26 June 2011

46 - European Grand Prix

Post no. 46 here:
The European Grand Prix was held last weekend, at Valencia. It was one of the biggest races of the season in context of the 2011 championship. Could Sebastian Vettel extend his lead, or would Alonso and Webber close the gap.

Sebastian Vettel dominated the Grand Prix with no-one getting close to the Red Bull, after starting on poll Vettel led the whole race and finished up winning by over 10 seconds to Fernando Alonso and almost sealing the 2011 championship.
Vettel on podium after race win
1. Sebastian Vettel
2. Fernando Alonso
3. Mark Webber

Vettel has nearly a 100 point championship lead, and as long as he finishes the remaining 10 races he should claim his 2nd title in a row. Webber is in 2nd place and is looking to finish 2nd in the championship and Alonso is 3rd.

Joke of the Day:
Q: Should I have another baby after 35? 
A: No, 35 children is enough.

Saturday, 25 June 2011

45 - Sunday Special

Post no. 45 here:
It's Sunday again and here is an funny video!

Joke of the Day:
Q. Why didn't the skeleton cross the road?A. He didn't have the guts

Thursday, 23 June 2011

44 - AFL Rd 14 tipping guide

Post no. 44 here:
The AFL season is into it's 14th round and here are some tips to help you this round.

Hawthorn vs Essendon
Big game for both teams, Essendon has lost 4 in a row and Hawthorn wants to make the top 4. Hawthorn should win in a close one.

Gold Coast vs Bulldogs
Bulldogs regained some form from a win last week and should win again this week.

Richmond vs Melbourne 
Richmond are in better form than Melbourne and they should get over the line, under 10 points though

Look at him fly!

Sydney vs Collingwood
Collingwood are too good for Sydney and will dominate this game

Fremantle vs Brisbane 
Fremantle at home vs Brisbane away, equals a win of over 60 points

Geelong vs Adelaide 
Geelong are yet to lose a game, and will not lost against Adelaide expect a big win.

Carlton vs West Coast
Carlton in great form and so are West Coast, expect a close game but Carlton should win

Port Adelaide vs North Melbourne 
Port Adelaide are hopeless even at home, and North should be able to win comfortably.

Joke of the Day:
A neutron goes into a bar and asks the bartender, "How much for a beer?"
The bartender replies, 
"For you, no charge."

43 - NBA Draft

Post no. 43 here:
The NBA draft is approaching and here is a preview:

Cleveland and Minnesota finished last and 2nd last respectively last season and are hoping for a good outcome in the NBA draft. Cleveland has pick #1 and #4, Minnesota has pick #2 and Utah has pick #3.

This year hasn't been a strong year in the draft with their only being two stand out players and should go as pick #1 and #2.

1. Kyrie Irving (Point Guard)
He has been the stand-out in draft camp, with great skills, speed and decision making. One of his weaknesses though is that he has little college experience and is recovering from a toe injury. Should be pick #1 and go to Cleveland.
Kyrie Irving should go pick #1
2. Derrick Williams (Shooting forward)
Definitely 2nd behind Kyrie Irving and he deserves it with his shooting skills, size and skill. Derrick also spent two years playing for Arizona and has enough experience to transfer to NBA. One of his problems is what position he will play, because he can play SF and PF. Also is ability on defense, but that can be improved. Should go to Minnesota.

Joke of the Day:
Q. Why couldn't Dracula's wife get to sleep?
A. Because of his coffin

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

42 - US Open

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The US open was held last weekend with a surprise victory to Rory Mcilroy.

Mcilroy surprised everyone to win the biggest tournament of the year and at the age of 22 became the youngest person to win it in 88 years. Mcilroy finished at the end of the tournament 16 under par and won by a margin of 8 strokes.

"Rory is going to have a great career; there is no question about that. He has all the components,'' said Jack Nicklaus, the 18-time major champion who has become a mentor to Mcilroy over the last few years. This 
can only be the start of Mcilroy's career and being so young he has much to look forward too. 
Rory McIlroy - US Open 2011: Rory McIlroy opens door to making of a Holywood legend
Mcilroy during his US open win
With Tiger Woods out of the tournament, it meant the competition would be much fairer and a more contested tournament. This is not what Mcilroy had in mind when he demolished everyone else to kick-start his career. 

Some people are saying Mcilroy will overtake the record of 18 majors, but that is premature but anything is possible. Yet Mcilroy is still only 22. He is fit, he is ambitious and, most importantly of all, he now knows he can win on the game's biggest stage.

1 more Lebron James joke
Joke of the Day: 
Q. Why did Lebron leave the laundromat?
A. Because it cost $1 and Lebron only has 3 quarters 

Monday, 20 June 2011

41 - Wimbledon

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England's Grand Slam starts today, with this year being hotly contested for both Men's and Women's. It is the 125th time Wimbledon has been played, it is the most prized Grand Slam.

128 players are hoping to last the fortnight and be the last one standing, will England's champion Andy Murray win or will the Swiss King Roger Federer win again. Who knows? It is anyone's game.

My predictions for the Semi-Finals:
Men's Singles
1. Roger Federer a 5 time Wimbledon winner, will start favorite to win again.
2. Novak Djokavic, has only lost once in 2011 and is looking to carry the form over.
3. Rafael Nadal, French Open winner is hoping to play well on his least favorite surface.
4. English Andy Murray has the crowd support and is trying to give them what they want, after losing in the final last year.

Nadal after winning last year
Women's Singles
1. Maria Sharapova has a good chance to claim her 2nd Wimbledon title.
2. Li Na, French Open winner is in the form of her life and is looking to continue it.
3. Serena Williams, is defending her title but has only just recovered from injury.
4. Carolina Wozniaki, is no. 1 in the world but has never performed well in Grand Slams. Can she end the drought?
The Women's singles are so close it is hard to pick and anyone can win on their day.

Last Lebron James joke
Joke of the Day:

I bumped into Lebron and asked him for a dollar, he gave me 75 cents and said 'sorry I don't have a 4th quarter'

Saturday, 18 June 2011

40 - Sunday Special

Post no. 40 here:
It's Sunday in Australia and it is time for another funny sports video:

Is it fake?

Joke of the Day (Lebron James):
Have you heard about McDonald's serving the new McBrons? 
If you eat it during the fourth quarter, you're guaranteed to choke!

Friday, 17 June 2011

39 - AFL Rd 13 tipping guide

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AFL Rd 13 tipping, last week 6/8

Bulldogs vs Adelaide
Both teams are in terrible form and their seasons are basically over, but I think Bulldogs will get a much needed win.

Hawthorn vs Gold Coast
Hawthorn in great form and this will be too easy for them, expect a big win.

Essendon vs North Melbourne
Essendon need a win to stay in the top 8, and they should win pretty comfortably against North.

Brisbane vs Richmond
This will be a close contest, but Brisbane at home is making me tip them it should be under 10 points

St.Kilda vs Geelong
Geelong yet to lose a game, and they will keep this winning run going. Should be very close though
Look at that grab!

Melbourne vs Fremantle 
Big game for both clubs, Melbourne starting to get some form and Fremantle rocked by injury. Melbourne to win in a tight contest

Carlton vs Sydney
The match-up of the round, Carlton in terrific form and should continue that with another big win over Sydney.

West Coast vs Port Adelaide
This will be too easy for West Coast, they are on fire and Port are ice cold. Over 50 points

Joke of the Day (Lebron James):
Did you hear Lebron James owns a pizza store, but it's only pick-up because Lebron doesn't deliver!