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The good news is that we finally have a draft calendar for 2017. The bad news is what the calendar itself looks like -- a chaotic collection of dates that bears no resemblance to realistic flight schedules and which fails to take into account the impact of jetlag and endless travel on the human body.Not only will the F1 circus once again have to put up with the impossible journey between Montreal and Baku -- assuming that the much-loved Canadian Grand Prix even takes place next year -- but for those who traditionally save money by staying out in Asia between the Singapore and Japanese grands prix, we will have to go from European time back home to local time in Sepang before switching back onto European time for the Marina Bay night race and back onto local time again when it comes to racing in Suzuka.The first sight of next years proposed calendar led to jokes about wrist-slashing and finding new jobs in the Sepang press room on Thursday, but the draft calendar is no laughing matter. It is hard enough to stomach for those independent freelancers who already spend in excess of £20,000 each year simply attending the races, but for the hard-working F1 mechanics whose jobs are truly physical, 2017 is a nightmare that people will have to suffer unless they see it as an opportunity to move into a professional sphere that is kinder to both body and family life.Working in Formula One is a privilege, make no mistake. Whatever ones role within the paddock, we are afforded with a unique opportunity to see the world (or, at the very least, the airports and circuits of the world), all while working in a field that inspires passion like no other.But that passion comes at a high cost, both financial and personal. Divorce rates within the sport are high, but higher still is the level of staff turnover -- particularly in teams -- as those who revelled in the adrenaline and adventure of a life on the road in their twenties decide that it might be a nice idea to have a social life, a family life, or even simply a personal life when they hit their thirties.There are rumours that following the Liberty Media takeover of the sport we will soon see calendars of 25 or more races, and while increasing F1s global reach is no bad thing, a 25-round calendar will only work if it is assembled by those who have real and recent experience of attending every round.As things currently stand, 2017 features seven back-to-back races, few of which make logistical sense. Shanghai-Bahrain works well for anyone using a Middle Eastern airline (thatll be most of us...), while Spa-Monza makes for a pleasant road trip, as some of us discovered this year. But Montreal-Baku is an exercise in insanity, with no direct commercial flights between the two venues. This year I booked two separate returns (London-Montreal and London-Baku), and alterations to the airlines schedules post-booking meant that I had a 15 minute window in which to complete a transfer at Heathrow.Similarly insane is the non-flyaway pairing of Austria and Silverstone, which tested the limits of the truckies ability to get from Spielberg to Northamptonshire in time to set up the motorhomes at the latter venue without violating EU regulations on the maximum number of driving hours allowed before road safety becomes a problem. Given the FIAs interest in road safety, it boggles the mind that the Federation would sanction such a pairing for a second consecutive year.Budapest and Hockenheim make for a logical pairing given the proximity of the two venues, and the only complaint there is a social one -- the Hungarian capital is a fun and bustling city with an abundance of choice when it comes to celebrating the start of the summer holiday, while Hockenheim is something of a damp squib when it comes to partying hearty. Or partying at all, come to that.Sepang to Singapore leads to the body clock problems mentioned earlier, even if its only a short hop between the two circuits. Switching between three time zones in two weeks (four if one stays out east to save money rather than heading home before Suzuka) is far harder to live than can be imagined if youve not tried it. At least the Mexico-Brazil back-to-back is an easy (almost) end to the season...Still, the overall calendar consensus? Could do better. 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A week later, no one is questioning the Wildcats after two more convincing Philadelphia Big 5 victories -- thats a record 17 straight in the City Series -- plus a loss by their namesakes at Kentucky.Its no longer just Philadelphia or the Big East chasing Villanova, its the entire college basketball worlld.dddddddddddd. Dont believe me? The numbers are both plain and staggering.Since the last major conference realignment before the 2013-14 season, including, most notably, the breakup of the old Big East, Villanova is the winningest team in America. Period. And there really isnt a close second. Wholesale Jerseys  Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Authentic Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys ' ' '

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