Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The CFL gets it wrong and F1 gets stupid

From where I sit it looks like the CFL is ready for their expansion draft...

via ottawasun.com

At least I think they are. Thanks to some needlessly antiquated rules, I have no idea whether the protected lists have been submitted or, even what's on them. Apparently, all the teams have given their lists, but we the public aren't allowed to see them. Why not? According to the league, there's concern that players could be upset if they discover they were left unprotected, thus creating a rift between the team and player. Does that mean the players don't know who's protected either? So, the only way anyone will find out who got picked is after the draft is made? I think the players will find it much more upsetting to get a phone call out of the dark saying, “You're going to Ottawa.” Instead of a limited list of players, everyone is up in the air. But, then again this is the CFL. Just when they get all their ducks in a row, they turn around and shoot them.

Meanwhile, formula 1 is looking to spice things up for their last race of the season...by being utterly stupid...

via mirror.co.uk

The top flight of motor racing is going to offer double points for the last race of the 2014 calendar. The FIA claims they want to focus attention on the championship until the end of the season. What makes this plan so idiotic is that it wouldn't have made any difference in the 4 of the past 5 championships. Only in 2011 would there have been a change at the top, but that race highlighted Sebastian Vettle's skill through his recovery drive from dead last to get the necessary points to win over Fernando Alonso. It was thrilling stuff. And it wasn't decided by some random and arbitrary decision to award double points on the last race. It was racing pure and simple. That's what makes Formula 1 so great. If a driver and team is that good, its up to everyone else to catch up. Not some jackass in an office in Paris trying to keep his job.

At least that's how I see it...and I sit in the cheap seats.

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