It's hard to believe now, but NASCARr used to be cool, I swear. The origins of the sport can be traced back to Prohibition when a bunch of bootleggers used to soup up their cars so they could outrun the cops. Eventually, these drivers would meet up to race each other. These races evolved into stock car racing. The first NASCAR sanctioned race was in 1948 at Daytona Beach. The first drivers of this burgeoning sport were outlaws, rebels, badasses. Unfortunately, the sport now consists of a bunch of goons whoring themselves out for their sponsors, which range from Viagra to Red Bull. The only reason any sane person would ever take a break from their poker games and catch a glimpse of a race is in the hope of seeing a spectacular crash of biblical proportions, with flaming chunks of steel and rubber littering the asphalt.
To NASCAR fans the Bristol Motor Speedway is synonymous with mayhem and destruction, and rightfully so. In 1990, during Budweiser's 250 Busch Grand National, an access gate near turn 2 wasn't properly secured. This mistake nearly killed Michael Waltrip when he rammed his car into said gate at over 100 mph. His car disintegrated upon impact. The resulting wreckage resembled a cockroach that had been recently stopped on. Rescue workers quickly rushed to the scene expecting the worse. Surprisingly, they found a stunned but relatively unscathed Waltrip. A nearly identical crash happened to Mike Harmon twelve years later in 2002 when the gate was once again left unsecured. Harmon, like Waltrip, survived miraculously. You think NASCAR would have learned their lesson...
Michael Waltrip's brother, Darrel, was also involved in another brutal wreck in 1980 and nearly killed a king in the process. The race was at the Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania. Richard “The King” Petty collided with the concrete wall right after the second turn. The collision sent the right front tire flying down the track and nearly flipped his car. Petty's car was spiraling backwards but Petty was still relatively ok until Darrel Waltrip spun into Petty, hitting the driver side door. The force of that collision broke Petty's neck and nearly ruined his career.
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Betting on championship football games is a sport of its own! And, if you happen to be one of the many Americans that like to wager a bit on the game then you definitely will be interested in the following tips. First, examine the pros and cons of each team. Next, study the location of where the game is going to be played. Think about the area and condition of the playing field, the stadium, whose home it is, etc. and the team that will benefit most from the location and condition. In addition, check the injury report, always. If the other team leading scorer is out, you may want to think about going against them.
Finally, make sure you are betting with through a reputable site to ensure that you are not throwing your many away.. you need to take an educated guesses when playing for real money, luck, i guess has something to do with it, but you can increase your chances dramatically if you study your bets first.
The football sport we all know and love has a very important game process called penalties, which can be used to award the team when a certain violation occurs within the rules, then the player can shoot his penalty. Listed below are some of the common mistakes players do, that lead them to giving a penalty or free kick:
1. Touching the soccer ball with hands\palms:Whenever a player touches the ball within game time with the hands, or arms - it will be considered a violation and ball will be turned over. However, sometimes the player can't control the impact point and if the ball hits the hand by accident - it won't usually be counted as a penalty.
2. Complex penalties: They're mostly awarded if the players violate the very specific technical rules with the game.
3. Holding the clock: One of the harsh violations is holding the clock by inhibiting game play , by holding the ball or passing without any try to create a fast game.
4. Unfair play: One of the main moto that soccer tries to push forward worldwide is the fact that soccer is a very sportive and friendly play, and those who show the opposite will get a violation.
5. Hazardous game style: Sometimes players doesn't think deep enough and are mad and they run directly into dangerous situations enjoy deliberately to avoid the progress with the opponents.
These were some of the reasons players get fouls and penalties for specific gameplay. If you plan on learning more about soccer, it's best that you try and learn how fouls work and what is the right way to play without getting violations, or Vinnarum
The Connecticut Huskies have been impressive all season long and that’s part of the reason why they had been in the Top 25 for most of it. But anyone who has been keeping tabs on their NCAA basketball game recently might wonder if the milk’s gone bad.
The Huskies fell 70-67 to Notre Dame at home on Saturday, which marked their fourth loss in their last five games. They had been 20-5 (8-5) but now enter the Big East tournament 21-9 and with an even 9-9 record in the Big East.
So because of their recent slump, the Huskies have dropped to ninth in the conference standings and since only the top eight seeds earn bye weeks in the Big East tournament, the Huskies are going to have to keep playing. They’ll start with DePaul in the first round – a team that they will likely pound into submission – but given the season the Huskies had, they would have loved to have some rest.
The concern for Connecticut has to be the fact that they simply aren’t giving enough help to Kemba Walker. Without question, he’s been doing all he do as he provided 34 points in the Huskies latest loss to Notre Dame, which accounted for more than half of his team’s points.
It’s also worth noting that he played all 40 minutes, which shows that coach Jim Calhoun knows that his team can sink quickly whenever his star is on the bench.
And that’s why it would have been nice to get him on the bench for at least one round of the Big East Tournament with a bye, but that clearly didn’t transpire as expected.
Head coach Jim Calhoun is still in search for his 300th conference win (299-173) and the Huskies clearly whiffed on a couple of tries at the end of the season. The Huskies better find some answers soon or their NCAA Tournament run may only last as long as Kemba Walker can carry them.