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  1. Nbc Picks Up F1 Coverage In The Us For 2013

    All this jumping around between channels. I tried to set the first race to record, but was told I can't set up anything until 10 days before the event. But round 1 is March 17, and it's the 9th, so that's 8 days. Hmmmm...
  2. Should Force India Hire Adrian Sutil Again?

    Yes, we must keep it alive at all costs!
  3. Button Or Perez?

    Jenson is doomed for the sheer fact that I like him, and anyone I like ends up having a bad season. I should try to figure out how to like someone I don't like. Errr, hmmmm.
  4. Should Force India Hire Adrian Sutil Again?

    Looks like someone got their wish.
  5. Nbc Picks Up F1 Coverage In The Us For 2013

    Woo! My worries are over. I gave my provider a call today to see what my options were, because a competing company is digging up our neighborhood to lay fiber optic lines for TV and Internet (which all the other providers know, because they've had reps canvassing the area for the weeks leading up to the dig). I sort of complained about having to change packages just to trade one channel for another, and that's when the girl on the phone told me that I should have been getting NBCSN all this time, because it's "in my package" (even though the website disagrees). So I waited while she punched some keys on her end, and voila! I now have NBCSN. I'm not sure whether I was really supposed to have it, or whether this was a way of keeping me, but I don't really care. I'm just glad to be keeping my F1 coverage.
  6. Nbc Picks Up F1 Coverage In The Us For 2013

    OMG! That music!!
  7. Nbc Picks Up F1 Coverage In The Us For 2013

    Sorry, I guess I should have been more specific. Yep I pay for Speed. It's part of my package. NBCSN is not however part of my package (typing that feels funny) so I'd have to order it. But I can't just cancel Speed and order NBCSN, because the only way to get rid of Speed is to downgrade to a lesser package, which NBCSN isn't part of. Additionally, I have an "old" package that's not available anymore, but they're letting me keep my old price because I've been a customer since the beginning of time. If I change anything I'd have to pay for the new version of the package, plus the upgrade to the package which includes NBCSN. The wife will take some convincing to make this happen, especially since we just cancelled one of her add-on packages to cut the bill down. Oh well... I wonder if NBC will pick up the old broadcast team, or if they'll have their own people. I just can't imagine F1 without Hobbs and Varsha.
  8. Monaco

    The race was really good, right up until the red flag when the FIA ruined it by letting everyone slap new tires on, effectively neutralizing the battle. It's amazing how they can always figure out a way to ruin things, eh? Oh well, I have my fingers crossed for the rest of the season. Maybe we'll get some competition rather than the one-man show we've had thus far. Not hating on Vettel or anything, I just wish that he had a bit more competition.
  9. Pics Of U!

    Only the painted-on drawers, in camo of course.
  10. Pics Of U!

    Someone has to liven this place up!
  11. D O D Malaysiyaaaaa

    For me, Heidfeld and di Resta, with an honorable mention for Button for squeezing so much out of those tires.
  12. Most Beautiful F1 Car

    I'll throw a vote in for the FW07. And the very similar Lotus 79 in JPS livery.
  13. Pics Of U!

    Yeah, I think they might mean the US version, which I've never seen. I only watch the original on BBC America.
  14. Pics Of U!

    No way man. I've just been super busy. My wife and I spent much of last year travelling. We saw U2 in Athens (what a disaster!) and spent some time at our vacation property up in Canada where there's no Internet. I also had a period of mourning after Webber missed out on the title. But I'm reenergized now after getting a Top Gear "Capt Slow" t-shirt from my wife for my b-day, especially after learning that she's planned a karting trip for us sometime this spring! I can't wait! We just have figure out the scheduling because she's invited a bunch of my friends for a mini grand prix. I'm hoping that being a Mini Cooper owner will give me an edge, since I've sprung the thing so stiffly it's sort of like driving a kart anyway. In fact the kart might even ride better. Looking forward to next GP season.
  15. Pics Of U!

    Me and the Mrs at a xmas party back in Dec.
  16. Ferrari Love

    My fav Ferrari and driver are both in my sig. Here's a better pic. Elegant simplicity.
  17. Tf110 Revealed

    I like it without all the billboards all over it. Clean.
  18. The Official Chinese Grand Prix

    Ah, I have DirecTV, not Comcast. That's good info! Now I need to take a peek and see what I missed. Hopefully the next race will be in HD for me!
  19. The Official Chinese Grand Prix

    Hiya! How do you pull that off? All I ever get is 4x3 standard screen. If I can figure out how to get HD, you'll be my new best friend.
  20. The Official Chinese Grand Prix

    It was a fun race to watch. In fact, other than the season opener, it's been a really entertaining season for me thus far. So much so that I even felt compelled to peek back in here. I don't really have a favorite driver this time, but I do seem to cheer for Jensen over most of the others, so maybe he's my guy this year. I was really happy to see him pull it off last year. Looking forward to the next round, even though three weeks is an awfully long time to wait for a "fix". Still, it should give time for that volcano to settle down. I wish they would start broadcasting F1 in widescreen. I'm watching the races on a 50" plasma with the sides chopped off because it's still in 4x3. Get with the times!!
  21. Pg Ibahd Uba

    On a Hermann Tilke circuit? Ain't gonna happen. My biggest beef with Tilke circuits is that they're designed from a designer's point of view, and not a driver's point of view. The way they double back after the hairpins really kills any chance to make a clean pass unless 1) you force the other guy off, or 2) one car is an order of magnitude faster than the other. What's the point of getting someone down the inside if he just gets it back in 10 meters when the track switches back and puts you back on the outside and hands the position back to your opponent? It's my main beef with Tilke tracks. Passing is even more of a chore in a sport where passing is already rare.
  22. Schumi Back In The Saddle Again

    Perhaps this is good news for Jenson. If the remaining points get split between enough different drivers, and he keeps picking up a few points here and there, it's possible that no one will accumulate enough points to overtake him.
  23. I'm an avid cyclist, so I keep track of most of the news. Found this on Velonews today. Maybe they could call the team, "Spin Divas"! Just kidding
  24. Pics Of U!

  25. Just Not Feeling It

    Maybe he wanted to be more like me? Anyway, I'm loving this season so far.