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Name: Steve Jonson
Location: Canada Eh!
Gender: Male I think... I'll check... Yep, definitely male
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Member since: August 17, 2002
Last visit: December 04, 2015

Drood has posted 33 links and 1,372 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 5 comments to the Locker Room and 2 columns.

Sports Bio

Formula One and baseball. The two greatest sports on Earth. Soccer follows close behind.

Recent Links

Sebastian Vettel becomes youngest driver to win four F1 World Championships: He only needed to finish fifth in India to become champion. Even if Vettel didn't finish, Alonso had to finish in the top two to keep even a mathematical chance alive. Alonso ultimately finished 11th, while Vettel won both race and title. Red Bull also won the Constructors title.

Vettel joins such illustrious company as Juan Manuel Fangio, Alain Prost, and Michael Schumacher. Vettel has achieved this in four straight seasons. The last non Vettel champion was Jenson Button in 2009! And people say F1 is boring...

posted by Drood to auto racing at 08:15 PM on October 27, 2013 - 2 comments

Aston Martin driver Allan Simonsen killed.: The driver crashed just nine minutes into the 24 hour race, crashing heavily and causing an almost hour long safety car to repair the barrier. Allan was treated at the scene, and then transferred to the medical center where he succumbed to his injuries.

posted by Drood to auto racing at 06:53 PM on June 22, 2013 - 2 comments

Sarah Burke passes away: Professional skier Sarah Burke, whose accident was mentioned on here when it happened, has sadly passed away from her injuries.

posted by Drood to olympics at 12:50 AM on January 20, 2012 - 14 comments

Smokin' Joe has passed away.: The boxing legend passed away tonight.

posted by Drood to boxing at 12:57 AM on November 08, 2011 - 7 comments

Thrashers moving to Winnipeg: Done deal according to Canada's Globe and Mail newspaper.

posted by Drood to hockey at 01:44 AM on May 20, 2011 - 4 comments

Recent Comments

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

I love how the laws of physics seem to stop existing halfway to the plate.

posted by Drood at 07:29 PM on May 12, 2014

Outlook Poor for Comatose Schumacher

Honestly, if it was ANY other driver from my almost 30 years of following the sport, I'd probably be very upset, concerned, and feel something. He was skiing in an area he'd been explicitly warned not to very shortly before his accident, and given how he acted in his professional life... I feel very bad for his wife and kids. My wife and kids went through something similar with me in 2010. But the man himself? I nothing him.

posted by Drood at 08:37 PM on February 28, 2014

MMA fighter Joe Torrez kills armed intruder Sal Garces in New Mexico

2-5 now I'd say...

posted by Drood at 11:28 PM on January 06, 2014

Former Formula 1 World Champion Michael Schumacher Fights For Life

If I see one more "journalist" use a racing metaphor to describe him fighting for his life...

posted by Drood at 05:03 PM on December 30, 2013

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Yes, Merry Christmas to all! Been a member here 11 years now! Blimey!

posted by Drood at 10:30 AM on December 25, 2013

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle


Merry Christmas!

posted by Drood at 03:44 PM on December 24, 2013

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle


posted by Drood at 09:27 PM on November 20, 2013

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

All I can think when I watch that gif is "WHEEEEEE!"

posted by Drood at 04:46 PM on November 18, 2013

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Vettel wins another shitty Grand Prix....

posted by Drood at 06:21 PM on November 17, 2013

Sebastian Vettel becomes youngest driver to win four F1 World Championships

There's been some weird traction stuff in corners. Like when there was the blown diffuser, at Singapore there was footage of all the cars and Vettel's sounded weird, the rest, including Webber, sounded normal.

I don't think they're cheating. Newey has always been an amazing designer, and building a car that can get pole is half the battle won, and the RBR car is immense in that regard.

Vettel is a great driver when it goes his way. I'm still suspect of how he'll cope in a car which is less than optimal. I'd like to see how he'd have handled this years Ferrari.

Next year will see the cat among the pigeons when the engine rules change.

posted by Drood at 12:15 AM on October 29, 2013

Steve Bartman, 10 Years Later

Always felt so bad for him. A split second mistake on his part will haunt him for the rest of his days.

posted by Drood at 03:23 PM on October 14, 2013

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Wow! That's really cool. Nice work Grum. For reasons unknown I've always been fascinated by baseball, but especially the late 20's period. (Ironically I've not watched a single game this year.)

posted by Drood at 03:47 PM on September 12, 2013

Marion Batoli Wins First Wimbledon Title

Seen a lot of stuff about her being ugly, not a looker etc... I'd never seen her so went and looked her up.

Sure she's not the most beautiful tennis player ever, but she's on a par with Steffi Graf and nobody ever said shit like that about her.

And who gives a shit anyway, she's a professional tennis player.

Once again gender bullshit. Doubt anyone tweeted about Murray not being much of a looker.

posted by Drood at 01:20 AM on July 08, 2013

Marion Batoli Wins First Wimbledon Title

There's been some truly vile shit posted on Twitter after she won. Won't even repeat it, but it's absolutely fucking shameful.

posted by Drood at 12:32 AM on July 07, 2013

Aston Martin driver Allan Simonsen killed.

Never seen so many problems with barriers in the 30 years I've been a racing fan. Safety car was out for a total of 6 hours! And a lot of that was so barriers could be repaired. Clearly something went very badly wrong this year as there was at least 3 crashes that required barrier repairs.

Was a bad Le Mans this year. Battle at the front wasn't especially exciting, the Simonsen accident put a dark cloud over the event, and the endless safety cars...

And yes you are correct. Large part of the circuit is made up of public roads.

posted by Drood at 04:29 PM on June 25, 2013