We have several Australian stories in the pipeline so we figure we'll just give them to you in one post. Don't expect this again. There's nothing daily about this.
Chad Reed Is One Hard Muthafucka
Australian supercross star Chad Reed is better or dumber than you. He checked himself out of the hospital with a broken shoulder after suffering an accident during a practice run at an AMA Supercross race in Detroit. Did we mention he was "vomiting more blood than [he] had ever seen in his life" after flying over his handlebars?
Reed checked out and returned to compete in the race.
Because of AMA Supercross regulations, the series leader was unable to take anything stronger than oral painkillers. He pulled off after two laps, unable to go on, and was again forced out of the last-chance qualifier. But to gain entry into the main event, Reed used his provisional entry option, which allows for a rider within the top 10 in points to advance directly to the final.And there you are bitching and moaning about that 7th prairie fire shot. Suck it up.
He was brought down in the first turn of the 20-lap race but remounted his Yamaha in 21st spot and embarked on what commentators described as one of the most memorable rides in supercross history. Pushing his way through the pain of a broken shoulderblade, Reed passed half the field to finish 12th and maintain a strong points lead.
Speaking Of Cheap Shots
AFL player Barry Hall knows all about them. The Sydney player is in serious trouble with the Australian Football League after a cheap shot on West Coast's Brent Staker during a game this past weekend.
Hall could It be suspended for at least six weeks. It's just as well because he broke his wrist on some advertising boards in addition to taking out two West Coast players.
Simon Cowley Update
We recently brought you the sad story of former Australian swimmer Simon Cowley who was slobberknockered by current swimmer Nick D'Arcy.
Cowley is now eating through a straw and had five titanium plates permanently inserted into his face. D'Arcy is facing charges but his place on the Australian Olympic team is still up in the air.