Less than 24 hours before the 24 Hours!

The 24 Hours of Le Mans is nigh upon us!

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The fine work of Andy Blackmore of http://www.spotterguides.com  You can download the latest version of the Dunlop 2017 Le Mans Spotter Guide HERE (three page PDF).

Full 2017 Le Mans 24 Hours entry list

Trying to watch it last year was frustrating because it seemed Fox looked for any excuse they could find to preempt the coverage.  I finally found a live stream on YouTube so I watched the race on he computer.  This year, if Fox tries any funny business I have a Fire Stick, the YouTube app and I’m not afraid to use them…

Per roadandtrack.com the broadcast schedule will be:

· June 17 – FS1 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
· June 17 – FS2 1:00 PM to 1:00 AM (June 18)
· June 17 – FS1 1:00 AM to 9:30 AM (June 18)
· The entire race is streamed live on FOX Sports GO

I’ll keep an eye out for YouTube live streams just in case.  Once I find a good stream to follow, I’ll post that up as well.

UPDATE 1 –  From the Ford Performance Channel on YouTube:

UPDATE 2 – I finally figured out how to use the FOX Sports GO app on the Fire Stick.  That may be the only way to fly

Enjoy and happy racing!

Of morale patches, terror attacks, second tier football and the British sense of decency

I’m not into the whole morale patch collecting scene because my OCD won’t tolerate yet another category to organize and mentally track when I’m at a show or browsing online but that doesn’t mean I don’t get a chuckle out of the more clever patches.

jerkingthetrigger posted this up this morning and I may just have to grab one at the risk of being sucked into yet another item to collect: Millwall Fist Patch from Wilde Custom Gear

The story of Roy Larner’s bravery surfaced in the media earlier this week. According to reports, he took on three knife wielding terrorists with nothing but his fists all while shouting his allegiance to Millwall FC – a football club in the second tier of English football. That kind of bravery will earn a man a pint or two… and a morale patch in his honor.

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Like I did when I saw the post, you’re probably wondering who, what, when, where and why?  Read on: London attack: Football fan shouted ‘F*** you, I’m Millwall’ and took on knife-wielding terrorists with bare fists

Now out of the intensive care ward of St Thomas’ Hospital, where he was treated for knife wounds all over his body including his neck, the father-of-one has told The Sun how he reacted when the killers burst into the restaurant shouting “Islam, Islam” and “This is for Allah”.

“Like an idiot,” he told the newspaper, “I shouted back at them. I thought, ‘I need to take the p*** out of these b******s’.”

“I took a few steps towards them and said, ‘F*** you, I’m Millwall’. So they started attacking me.”

Mr Larner added: “I stood in front of them trying to fight them off. Everyone else ran to the back.

“I was on my own against all three of them, that’s why I got hurt so much.

“It was just me, trying to grab them with my bare hands and hold on. I was swinging.

“I got stabbed and sliced eight times. They got me in my head, chest and both hands. There was blood everywhere.

“They were saying, ‘Islam, Islam!’. I said again, ‘F*** you, I’m Millwall!’

“It was the worst thing I could have done as they carried on attacking me.

“Luckily, none of the blows were straight at me or I’d be dead.”

And the British sense of decency?

“I can handle myself. But I was out with an old person and it was out of order.”

Well played my good man and yeah, I’m probably ordering a couple of patches as soon as this is posted…