Could you resist the temptation?

June 11, 2011

Blog Guy, you seem to be dropping the ball on Stupid Sports, which used to be one of your main coverage areas. Come on, there must be SOMETHING goofy going on among the world’s athletes!

You’re right, this is the season for Traction Distraction Racing, and I have to say…

Sorry, back up a minute. What is Traction Distraction Racing?

Oh, as race cars speed around the track, drivers face sudden distractions. Like this drag racer in the photo above, going 116 miles per hour when he sees hot models in stiletto heels.

Looks like he made it past them without rolling over or crashing or anything, huh?

Well, just until their tops came off. Then there was a flaming six-car pile-up.

So that’s all there is to this so-called sport? Guys being tempted by half-naked chicks? That’s not very evolved.

No, of course it’s more complex than that, especially the Formula One version of Traction Distraction.

You take this photo on the left. A normal race car driver with human emotions like you and me, driving 224 miles per hour when suddenly he sees a guy holding up a big sign. The driver must decide instantly whether to keep going or to veer off and hit him.

Gosh, what did the sign say?

It said, “Honk if you Love Spammers.” If you look closely you can just make out his legs flying over the car…


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Top: Women dance while a participant competes during a stage of the Russian Drag Racing Championship 2011 at an abandoned airfield northeast of Russia’s far eastern city of Vladivostok, June 4, 2011. REUTERS/Yuri Maltsev

Left: A member of an event crew falls after being hit by Formula One driver Sebastien Buemi of Switzerland at a promotional event in Chiba, east of Tokyo June 4, 2011. The accident occurred when the crew member crossed the makeshift track without noticing Buemi’s approach. He did not sustain any injuries as Buemi was driving slowly. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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BG: If Russian Drag Racers look to the side and not to the front, their sport is certain to be a smashing success…

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

Stilettos off to Spin:
Russian women dance
On a strip with pole take chance
Women strip pole dance

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

I like the shoes! The daisy dukes…not so much.

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Posted by GeorgiaPeach | Report as abusive

I’da failed the first one. Mama Mia! Russian chicks dancing in Daisy Dukes? Wondering if one of them is Cam’s sister, of course, but I noticed Lamar didn’t bother getting their faces in the shot.

Posted by Dave_not_dave | Report as abusive

“… was driving slowly”??? How slowly does an F1 car have to go so that you don’t have any injuries from a collision?

Posted by grok | Report as abusive

@ Dave: I doubt Lamar noticed they even had faces 😉

Posted by GeorgiaPeach | Report as abusive

I hate when that happens! :-)

Posted by justCAM | Report as abusive

Worst idea for a game of leap-frog ever!

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Her shoes are ill-fitting.

Posted by vwgal | Report as abusive

Thanks Dave but, not my sister. Unfortunately, that was my brother that got tagged by the racer. He’s OK though. The girls fixed him up. 😛

Posted by justCAM | Report as abusive

Worst coordination during a round of Hokey Pokey ever!

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

@justCAM, your brother forgot to take off his bowling shoes before going to the F1 race.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Lamar’s not photographed their faces so that you can’t tell what sort of drag racing it is…

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

Gotta say in the second photo it looks like the red bull has just gored hisself a matador.

Man those grid girls are tall – look how tiny they make the car look in the first photo!

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

Love the shoes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Russia will get you….awesome shot! 😀

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive