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March 20, 2013

A Problem The Leadership of IndyCar MUST Tackle TODAY

Filed under: The Disciple Blogs — Disciple of INDYCAR @ 12:40 pm

Another Ignorant PartnerI have been on record for a long while as supportive of the IndyCar/NBC Sports Network deal as ‘ahead of its time.’ In most ways the potential exists. But once again the brass at IndyCar is allowing the opportunity to be squandered. It is time, right now, to demand a meeting with the folks running the show at NBC Sports Network. Why? While browsing this morning for information about the IndyCar season opener THIS weekend on their website, I found no visible trace of the series anywhere. On the front page you need to scroll all the way to the bottom and the only motor sports story is F-1. When navigating to the ‘Motors’ page, there are eight motorsports stories/links. All are F-1 related. No IndyCar anywhere.

This is simply unacceptable. Will IndyCar simply roll over for them as all previous administrative configurations have done for ESPN, or will they take swift and dramatic action? They need to do the latter Original Bad Partnerbecause no visibility the week of the season opener cannot ever be allowed.

Even the Boston Consulting Group mentioned this increasing lack of respect and suggested breach of contract. Part of the reason IndyCar is accused of being invisible by its critics is nonsense like this. NBC Sports Network is supposed to be a partner. In this case, as with ESPN, the media partner shuns the brand like a mixed race bastard stepchild at a redneck family reunion. Why? How is the message not being delivered in crystal clear fashion?

For Mark Miles and crew this is a failure waiting to explode. Something needs to be done about this TODAY.

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9 Comments »

  1. come on NBC……promote the hell out of this steaming pile of shit. Sounds like a brilliant idea to me.
    Editor’s Note: Well hello Mr. Sunshine. It’s always great to hear such in-depth, mature analysis from your obsessed kind. Here in the real world such subjectivity does not enter into the equation. As part of the deal NBCSN is contractually obligated to a specific amount of promotion throughout the media stream. I would like to see that enforced. Enjoy the race this weekend!

    Comment by J.B. — March 20, 2013 @ 10:40 pm | Reply

  2. Well, maybe the IRL is nothing but an inbred redneck family reunion?
    Editor’s Note: It must be tough being drunk, outside looking in, and afflicted with obsessive compulsive disorder.

    I mean, besides you and 30 other fat slob gomers in their 60s, noone really cares about your sport/league/series thing.
    Editor’s Note: Actually, the only racing enthusiasts who say they do not care are a handful of malcontents who stopped their both their clocks and maturation processes in 1995 and refused to budge. Even more pathetic is the fact that they lie about not really caring. If you children were not hypocrites, this ‘not caring’ would include not paying attention. Clearly that is not the case. Have another drink cirrhosis boy.

    Spec cars with sub par drivers no one cares about….NBC sees you for what you are: irrelevant crapwagons offering Sunday afternoon nap fodder until something else comes on. Feeshin shows and ladies curling get better ratings. Give it up D, your sport is toast!
    Editor’s Note: Parroted OCD aside, let’s review your pre-season contribution: Spec cars with sub-par drivers no one cares about. Well, obviously you do. Many folks who actually do have respect and are sober with maturity to match their ages often refer to the current field as being ‘as deep as it has been in years.’ The spec car ‘crapwagons’ (which one of you Einstein-like mental giants dreamed that one up?) also provided the most compelling racing in years. In terms of factual data, feeshin (assuming a sober meaning of ‘fishing’) and ladies curling generally have 0.0 ratings or are on networks that are not rated. The group of you kids like to tell the smart folks the sport is toast every year. But every year it’s back again. My certainty is that the cirrhosis will doom you before reality will doom IndyCar. Enjoy watching this weekend! I am certain you will all be tuned in. Might want to join us at Dallara.

    Comment by Youowemeabeerasshole — March 21, 2013 @ 8:31 am | Reply

  3. Oh, http://www.wthr.com/story/21748705/pence-lukewarm-on-indianapolis-motor-speedway-bill. And it looks like Governor Pence has some serious concerns about your IRL/IMS taxpayer paid bailout. Tony blew the family fortune, and now the Hulman George clan is wondering about looking for a handout. See the Flag Room is bulldozed too. Your Hiro Tony got you all in a terrible mess, cant seem to get out of it on their own, now can they? Karma, its a bitch.
    Editor’s Note: Pence needs to understand the big picture, which is half a billion dollars every year pumped into his economy. Money talks. Bullshit governs. For a 104 year old facility, IMS is doing better than most of us. It was here before we arrived and will be here long after we’re fertilizer. Now go pop open another one so we can continue enjoying your impaired, obsessed tirades.

    Comment by Youowemeabeerasshole — March 21, 2013 @ 10:55 am | Reply

  4. At the NBC Sports website there is a section IndyCar Results?Schedule, which is worthless two to three days out from the event. However, there is up to minute coverage of skateboarding! Even the NHL has a player news section. Why can’t they at least have a news section for driver, rules and other changes since last year?

    Comment by JAMES STEIN — March 21, 2013 @ 7:27 pm | Reply

    • More loving and caring from “The Partner”? Why dont you call them and oice your ‘pinion?
      Editor’s Note: I actually did that yesterday. It may not have registered.

      Comment by Youowemeabeerasshole — March 22, 2013 @ 9:38 am | Reply

  5. Hey Spicoli, I drove past the Flagroom today and it’s still there. Must have been a dream you had while you were passed out lol.
    Editor’s Note: Perhaps he got it confused with Pam’s Pitstop Liquors, which is now a slab of empty concrete.

    Comment by Tony George — March 21, 2013 @ 10:26 pm | Reply

    • You may be the only person who noticed. Lets meet up or lunch Tony! Lol
      Editor’s Note: Be honest. The stunning loss of Pam’s Pitstop Liquors has you in a funk, right?

      Comment by Youowemeabeerasshole — March 22, 2013 @ 9:37 am | Reply

      • Never knew there was a Pams Pits Likkers.
        Editor’s Note: That surprises me. It was what most people with alcohol abuse issues (like you) refer to as a last minute stock-up refuge right across the street from the main gate between the Speedway gas station and the Praxair sign. On the other hand, the limo probably does not go near there on your way up to the suite. It was a sort of blue collar refreshment stand more suited to the August crowd. The good news, however, is that it is relocating to the defunct Jiffy Lube location just down Crawfordsville Road. You might let your friend Ziggy know that; he will feel right at home, and he probably needs some more alcohol to dampen the reality that he was responsible for the death of my friend Rosco.

        Comment by Youowemeabeerasshole — March 23, 2013 @ 10:20 pm

  6. (snip)additional obtuse, idiotic, off topic meandering that does not make any sense by one of the kids(snip)
    Editor’s Note: You know…it is probably a luxury these kids have a series over which to obsess and incoherently taunt. Perhaps others might poke fun at the favorite series of the kids. Problem is it no longer exists. Twice.

    Comment by Stone Cold Steve Austin — March 22, 2013 @ 2:04 am | Reply


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