How about a new forum theme in this folder where we each look back and remember our personal sporting heroes? I've just watched the following on Sky HD downstairs and thought it would be great to share it with everyone on here...
The Real Mcrae Part 1:
Part 2 & 3 can be found to the right.
There's a reason Colin was dubbed 'The Flying Scotsman"
From the very first moment I saw Colin roar his way around a rally stage I fell in love. I've since bought every single game he was attached to and soaked myself in them for hours on end and I followed his good luck/bad luck up then down then up again rallying career with venom. And while you have the safety option of a quick rewind in the game Colin had no such safety net meaning even the slightest lapse could end in disaster. Many thought he was 100% crazy, I thought he was simply passionate beyond belief and never gave less than 110% every single time he pressed his foot down from start to finish. And what a foot it was, I doubt I've seen a single video of Colin in action where I'm not utterly mystified that they all didn't end in a spectacular crash.
The following is onboard camera footage of Colin's 2001 Rally GB...
Here's to you Col, your driving style made just as much impact on the sport and myself as every single car you wrecked/fixed and drove to the end of a stage.
You are still my sporting hero.
Her face is tired. Leave her be ffs.