Sunday, July 27, 2008

The Curse of Bryan Herta

There's really nothing going on in the hockey world right now, is there?

Louie Caporusso was invited to Canada's World Junior Championship tryout camp. That's something Michigan Hockey-related. (HT: NorthernWolverine) I've even got a little analysis for you! There were 44 players invited to the camp. Caporusso was named as one of three replacements added after it became apparent that Steven Stamkos, Zach Boychuk and Cody Goloubef wouldn't make the camp. I'd say that doesn't bode too well for his chances of making the team unless he absolutely blows them away.

Also, as WCH reported, Bob Z's cousin Austin Czarnik has committed to Michigan State for the 2011-ish season. I don't know if we were recruiting him or not, but it's always disappointing to see a relative of a Wolverine end up somewhere else. Same deal with Bryan Rust and Kenny Ryan.

Now for the weekly "Curse of Bryan Herta" update:

The American Le Mans Series was off this weekend, but the IndyCars were in action up in Edmonton. Out of the four Andretti-Green Racing cars, Tony Kanaan had the best finish. He was 9th. Golden Boy Marco Andretti wrecked yet again (I believe that's six times this year), this time taking out teammate Danica Patrick. Danica somehow resisted the urge to charge down to his pit.

The poor results let to an hour-long team meeting after the race. Good times!

Is it wrong that I'm taking so much pleasure in the misfortunes of Andretti-Green Racing ever since they let Herta go? I love Tony Kanaan, but the rest of them (especially the ALMS car) can finish at the back of the pack and I'll love every second. Not that I'm bitter or anything.

Since releasing Herta, the ALMS car has finished multiple laps down in both races and Marco Andretti has wrecked three times, with a best-finish of 17th. The only thing that could make this better is if the Indy 500 was yet to come, so we could hear the May staple, "Andretti is slowing down on the backstretch!"

I love it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

don't forget about Bryan Lerg and cousin Jeff Lerg's relation to Dan Lerg, former captain at M!