What once was old is now new again. As profiled recently in Wired magazine and in the Wall Street Journal a couple years ago people are back at shovel racing y’all! For those too lazy to read either one of those articles, let me sum them up for you.
Shovel racing was a thing for like 30 years at Angel Fire resort in New Mexico until people started modifying the shovels so much that they became less like shovels and more like greased-lightning death sleds. After a few years off, most likely (and this is just a guess) because most of the more awesome racers kept dying, shovel racing is back sans the whole “modified” part. Just good ole fashioned shovel racing.
All you need is a shovel and a butt…ok and some arms and legs because i dunno how you are gonna steer and stop without em…and a snowsuit cause its cold.
You can get going pretty fast as evidenced by this 2012 shovel run that got up to 60+ m.p.h.
Crazy but man I totally would love to try this. This needs to be a thing at ski resorts everywhere.
Oh, want to know why the sport banned all those modified shovel racers? Check it out:
Yeah probably for the best that the sport went back to the original shovel. 99% of those devices had no resemblance to a shovel at all. Cool looking? Hell yea! Deadly? OH HELL YEAH! Shovels? No, not so much.
We like to keep it highbrow here at the Deuce. Diamond-encrusted monocle and ascot style is how we roll. Never mind our name. In spite of that, there’s always room for an exception. Women’s soccer fights always qualify. Watch Oregon’s Mercedes Walters hand out a beatdown to Oklahoma State’s Kyndall Treadwell.
Mercedes Walters is no Elizabeth Lambert but we salute her vigor anyway. It’s good to see someone pick up where LaGarrette Blount left off. Quack quack.
New Mexico head coach Steve Alford was forced to apologize for calling BYU’s Jonathan Tavernari an asshole when his handshake was refused after the Lobos’ hard-fought won against BYU. Non-Mormons would have taken his ass to the street. We already know what LaGarrette Blount would have done. Milwaukee Washington would have double Blounted his ass.
Quevyn Winters and Dominique Williams of Milwaukee Washington High School were suspended after punching a referee after their loss to Milwaukee Bradley Tech.
In the report filed with the WIAA, the official wrote that a player threw a punch at him and that an individual “launched at me again and hit me in the chest,” said Deb Hauser, the WIAA’s associate director.
Winters was suspended, per WIAA rule, for making aggressive contact with an official and will not only miss the end of this season but 25% of the team’s games to start next season. That is six contests.
The investigation found that Williams did not touch the official, but he was suspended for the remainder of the season by MPS for unsportsmanlike conduct.
Who knew Milwaukee high school basketball was so gangsta?
Washington coach Jay Kenseth didn’t witness the incident as he was shaking hands with Tech players. However that didn’t stop him from saying that punches weren’t thrown.
… Based on what his assistant coaches told [Kenseth], he doesn’t believe there was a punch.
“As far as it being a situation where somebody got punched, that’s not true,” Kenseth said.
It never happened but he apologized on behalf of his players and the school. Now that’s some textbook Arsene Wenger for you.
Here’s footage from the New Mexico-BYU post-game confrontation. Unfortunately there’s no audio of Alford calling Tavernari an asshole. He’s just mad that he’s not getting his own planet when he dies. Dumb dumb dumb.