Monday, June 14, 2010
MONDAY MORNING MUSINGS
Lewis Hamilton took the winner's place on the podium at the 2010 Canadian Grand Prix, but there were no losers on Formula One weekend in Montreal. The weather cooperated, the crowds were huge and the race was as eventful as ever on Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, which is to say compelling, with frequent gusts to riveting...Didn't get to the track this year, but got a full-blown case of F1 fever at Friday night's TW Steel media dinner at Rosalie's on Mountain Street- expensive cars and beautiful people everywhere, including a statuesque blonde waitress who looked like a hybrid of Charlize Theoren, Katherine Heigl and Scarlett Johannsen. Boy, if I was 20 years younger..and not married...and rich...and handsome....Best headline in the wake of England goalkeeper David Green's epic World Cup blunder against the US: "The Hand of Clod", courtesy of the London Sunday Mirror...I was relieved to learn that the constant buzzing noise in the background at World Cup soccer games is coming from small plastic horns called vuvuzelas, and not from angry swarms of African killer bees...Memo to Canadiens fans: there were two million people and no arrests at the Blackhawks Stanley Cup victory celebration in Chicago, where they waited 49 years between championships and still managed to savor the moment without setting fires, assaulting police or destroying public or private property...I know NASCAR needs sponsors to pay the bills, but the Sprint Cup Helluva Good Sour Cream Dips 400 has to be the worst name ever for a car race, at least until the inaugural Kaopectate Stool Softener 250.