Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast pres. by LG Round 3 Match-Ups:
Heat 1: Bede Durbidge (AUS) vs. Kieren Perrow (AUS)
Heat 2: Tom Whitaker (AUS) vs. Ben Dunn (AUS)
Heat 3: Taylor Knox (USA) vs. Dayyan Neve (AUS)
Heat 4: Joel Parkinson (AUS) vs. Roy Powers (HAW)
Heat 5: Dean Morrison (AUS) vs. Dane Reynolds (AUS)
Heat 6: Bobby Martinez (USA) vs. Jordy Smith (ZAF)
Heat 7: Neco Padaratz (BRA) vs. Leonardo Neves (BRA)
Heat 8: Mick Fanning (AUS) vs. Julian Wilson (AUS)
Heat 9: Taj Burrow (AUS) vs. Mikael Picon (FRA)
Heat 10: Adrian Buchan (AUS) vs. Bruce Irons (HAW)
Heat 11: Jeremy Flores (AUS) vs. Jay Thompson (AUS)
Heat 12: C.J. Hobgood (USA) vs. Tim Reyes (USA)
Heat 13: Kelly Slater (USA) vs. Heitor Alves (BRA)
Heat 14: Luke Stedman (AUS) vs. Adriano de Souza (BRA)
Heat 15: Andy Irons (HAW) vs. Ben Bourgeois (USA)
Heat 16: Kai Otton (AUS) vs. Luke Munro (AUS)
Competition will resume today, Friday and surely over the weekend because of the 7 foot to 8 foot wave forecast. Watch it live at www.aspworldtour.com/quikpro
Take your picks! Don't forget about your fantasy team. Already picked my surfers and ofcourse, Andy is in there!
All week long, people were saying that Hendrick Motorsports and/or Joe Gibbs Racing will dominate the 50th running of the Daytona 500, and that Toyota's have much more horse power than all of the other manufacturers. Guess what, we were all wrong. Neither a driver from Hendrick, Gibss, nor a Toyota won the 500. It was Ryan Newman who won it. A driver from Roger Penske Racing and Driving a DODGE. No one expected him to win. Not the experts or so called analaysts or the fans predicted him to win. Well, thats with the exeption of Ryan's family, friends and his fans. Congrats RGR and Ryan Newman for winning your first restrictor plate race and your first Daytona 500..!
Who will win the 500..?? We can all have our picks, our predictions but one thing is certain, It's going to be an exiting one. There may be huge unknowns as to what the kind of race it would be, because NASCAR is now using the Car Of Tomorrow (COT) for the first time in Daytona 500. Based on their practices yesterday, I can tell its going to be very intersting and exiting, since they had 2 car wrecks! Yes, you read it right, it was only practice! Defending champ Jimmy Jhonson and my man, Jeff Gordon were involved. They both got caught up in someone elses mistake.
I can't wait to see Jimmy and Jeff's new team mate, Dale Earnhardt Jr. How well will he do this season? Considering that he didn't win a race last season with DEI. Now he's with Hendrick Motorsports, Will he win races? That question remains to be seen. Hopefully he does. After all he's a fan favorite since his dad died in this same Daytona 500 race in February of 2001.
Take that doubters..!! Take that people who said the Giants have no chance..!!! They beat up the undefeated Patriots..!! The Patriots are the only team to have an 18-1 and not win the Super Bowl. Thats sad!! But I don't feel sorry for the Patriots, not even a tiny bit!! Superbowl XLII, greatest superbowl game ever! Greatest upset ever! Brady, Bill....you will be licking your wounds for a long time! You will need surgery to close those wounds! NY GIANTS, SUPERBOWL XLII CHAMPS!
Its February. The first event of the ASP is just around the corner! I can't wait..! Mick Fanning the defending world champ, definately has a big bulls eye in his back, with everyone gunning to take him down in this up comming season. With new hot comers on the tour this year, namely Dane Reynolds & Jordy Smith, it will be an awsome season to watch. But my man Andy Irons, will hopefully give these guys a run for their money, will hopefully have another run at the title...!