Snooker, NFL and some thoughts on motor racing

It’s a good night for tv tonight.  I started off watching the NFL conference games on Sky+ but have now been distracted by the snooker.

I was however first distracted by the snooker as a result of the commentators making arses of themselves not hearing the referee say the words “and a miss” in a calm clear voice, whilst the rest of us, including everyone else working on the show, could hear it.  Not sure I’m going to stick with this or not.  It’s about to be 7-7 in a race to 10 so could be here all night really.  We’ll see.

The NFL was getting my attention and enormously enjoying watching the opening few drives of the Arizona game.  Not sure how that game is going to go either, but in one the most open NFL seasons in years I guess that’s entirely appropriate.

More importantly however motor racing season is approaching rapidly and my new found (as of last year) interest in NASCAR is going to see me watching the Daytona 500 with much more interest than in the past.  Looking forward to see how Tony Stewart gets on in his new team, and also Marcos Ambrose too – he’ll be challenging for race anytime there’s a road course and is perhaps even a bigger threat in those than Moody Montoya.  Should be good to watch.

Bike GPs (well not so much the big class but certainly the 250s and 125s) look good this year with a real live chance of more British winners.  I still remember very fondly the British 125 race last season, even to the extent of remembering they had Alan Davies (yes him, off of QI) in the commentary box whilst Iannone came slithering off giving the 8 year old (or something) British fella a half minute lead over the best riders the series has. Wonderful wonderful stuff.

World Superbikes should be good too with one of the biggest fields in years – which I guess is odd in these hard times.  Indeed the F1 grid is shrinking (or is it – I guess “Honda” will be around in some form) and so is that in the IRL – speaking of which that’s going to be rather less interesting this year losing Darren Manning, probably Justin Wilson, Jay Howard and Alex Lloyd continuing the theme of his career of never having money to secure a drive.  I’m hoping some of these will get a ride but they just don’t have the cash of the Australians and Latinos so I just don’t see it.  Shame.

Well, I’m going to get back to watching the snooker I think, although O’Sullivan’s shouty fans might soon see me running back to the American football.  We’ll see – in the meantime have fun all.

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