Monday, January 26, 2009

Nostradamus Works at Yahoo! Sports

I was over at Yahoo! Sports checking out the Indy Car page and noticed a strange thing. This April 2009, the Honda Grand Prix will be run in St. Petersburg, Florida. In fact, here are the results:

1 Scott Dixon (9)
2 Marco Andretti (26)
3 Dan Wheldon (10)
4 Helio Castroneves (3)
5 Ed Carpenter (20)
6 Danica Patrick (7)

Race Date: Sunday April 5, 2009
Laps: 200
Time of Race: 01:44:03
Avg Speed: 171.248 mph
Margin of Victory: 0.5828 sec
Cautions: 3 flags totalling 24 laps
Lead Changes: 12 out of 5 drivers


Yep, they already know who won. They also list which cars had accidents and mechanical problems and which lap they finished at...and the race hasn't even happened yet.

I went and checked the results from 2008 and it does not match the list above, so it isn't just a holdover that didn't get cleaned up.

Kind of weird....

Anyone want to make some bets?

6 comments:

Dave said...

This is a subtle way to tell those who knw that the time machine is working.

Pandabonium said...

Deja vu all over again.

The Moody Minstrel said...

Either that or it's proof that the whole thing is choreographed.

Hypatia said...

Actually, these guys seem to have a better record than fortune tellers, palm readers and the like - with this kind of specificity, perchance they could help me out with little Wall Street stock market futures?

I'd be ever so grateful, really..

Don Snabulus said...

Dave,

Would you like a Jelly baby? (Dr. Who reference alert)

PB,

I agree. Besides, I am focused on keeping my favorite deck chair.

MM,

Choreographing wrecks and tire blowouts would be freaking difficult.

Hyp,

Indeed. About 5 months ago it would have been great.

Dean Wormer said...

The races aren't real. It's all Hollywood special effects. Haven't you seen that Capricorn 1 movie?

I'd also watch out for black helicopters if I was you.