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Name: G Cheng
Member since: February 09, 2002
Last visit: March 10, 2016

gyc has posted 1 link and 184 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 20 comments to the Locker Room.

Sports Bio

I'm definitely a die-hard University of Illinois Fighting Illini fan, in both football and basketball. In 1997 I had football season tickets when they went 0-11 and in 2001 was rewarded with a 10-2 season, going undefeated at home. I was 9 when we reached the final four in 1989.

I am also a die-hard St. Louis Cardinals fan. When I arrived in the U.S. in 1987, the Cardinals were in the World Series against the Twins, and I became a fan ever since. I have some very fond memories of warm summer nights in my room with the radio tuned into Cardinals baseball.

I have been to a couple of sporting events I find hard to forget. In September 2001 I attended the F1 race at Indy. I saw Ralf Schumacher ride a scooter right past me and a friend of mine almost tripped him up. The sounds and sensations of a F1 car braking from >150 MPH down to second gear was quite a rush.

Recent Links

"The most dramatic turnaround in NCAA history": culminated in a national championship yesterday as Craig Tiley coached the University of Illinois men's tennis team to the NCAA Championship over Vanderbilt. Even more amazing is the fact that they won it without a single foreign player on the roster,

posted by gyc to tennis at 11:56 AM on May 21, 2003 - 2 comments

Recent Comments

Dan Wheldon Dies in 15-Car Crash at Las Vegas

They're also going back to ground effects underneath the car (which was what CART/ChampCar used for their chassis) to lessen the dependence on the wings for downforce. instead of the flat bottomed cars they were racing in Indycars from the founding of the IRL up to this season. That should also decrease the tendency for cars to get airborne, especially if their wings get damaged.

It's such a shame. We were one race away from leaving these 8 year old cars for good. :(

posted by gyc at 12:38 AM on October 17, 2011

"You will never see a more dramatic conclusion to any motor race...

Well, remember that FIA gifted Massa 7 points (6 at Spa, the other 1 in his incident with Bourdais), so Hamilton would've wrapped up the championship in China with his win there.

posted by gyc at 01:19 PM on November 03, 2008

US MEN Win Curling Bronze 8-6 over Britain

On a related note, Canada won gold for the first time later that same day, thanks to the take-out heard around the world, yet you don't see any Canuck screaming GO CANADA!! on the front page. Weird. Well that's because they're *Canadians*, not to mention that isn't it pretty much a disappointment if the Canadians get anything less than the gold in curling? But man that triple takeout in the gold medal game by the Canadians was a thing of beauty.

posted by gyc at 11:12 PM on February 24, 2006

Ricky Williams Tests Positive for Fourth Time

Well, maybe not, chicobangs. As I understand it, at most (if not all) schools, the athletic department is a separate entity with it's own budget that comes from donations, ticket sales, TV revenue and such. Especially at UT, with its popular football program, it's probably earning more than enough money for the department to stay in the black and not need any additional money from the school itself to fund scholarships and other expenses.

posted by gyc at 01:54 AM on February 20, 2006

Slip Sliding Away: A quick and dirty preview of Olympic luge

I guess I'm immature, but I can't help but crack up when I see a two man luge go down the track.

posted by gyc at 09:11 PM on February 06, 2006

Steelers Won Super Bowl XL

Pittsburgh's MVP: Jeremy Stevens

posted by gyc at 09:42 PM on February 05, 2006

U.S. Hopes for Skeleton Gold Recede

Does steroids actually help in Skeleton? I know you need power for the start, but isn't the rest more about fine motor skills, fast reaction times, and smooth lines down the course?

posted by gyc at 12:35 AM on January 12, 2006

Just Another Halloween in Detroit?

Anyone else see the irony in the Sacramento Kings insulting another city?

posted by gyc at 05:21 PM on November 10, 2005


Why is this Hall of Fame in freakin' Alabama? Indianapolis or Le Mans would seem more appropriate.

posted by gyc at 10:36 PM on November 02, 2005

Race turns into debacle after tire troubles

Maybe Goodyear hired some former Michelin engineers?

posted by gyc at 09:45 PM on October 16, 2005

Tigress Wie.

What the world of sports needs is a male sports also-ran who's a pointless dilettante, but very good looking. Then every time you homers start talking about Barry Bonds or Tom Brady or Roger Federer, I can say, "Yeah, but [blank] is better-looking." Jason Sehorn?

posted by gyc at 11:54 AM on October 05, 2005

Zanardi wins first race since losing legs

Awesome news. Er, what race did he win? According to the article, "Zanardi captured the seventh race of the world touring cars championships in his BMW 320i." More details...

posted by gyc at 05:24 PM on August 28, 2005

Move over, Danica!

I find NASCAR a lot more boring than F1 or ChampCars.

posted by gyc at 12:04 PM on July 19, 2005

Netball Under 21 World Cup is

I always had assumed that netball was just another name for handball. I guess not. I've never seen netball played anywhere and never even know such a game existed.

posted by gyc at 12:20 AM on July 19, 2005

Move over, Danica!

I don't think Danica needs to be moving over just because another woman won a race in a support race. If she had won in the Champ Car Series that would be a different story. Until she wins in the premier series, it doesn't mean much. Danica Patrick: 0 wins in 2 seasons of Toyota Atlantics Katherine Legge: 2 wins in less than 1 season of Toyota Atlantics

posted by gyc at 08:30 PM on July 18, 2005