Disciple of INDYCAR Weblog

August 22, 2008

The Goose and the Gander

Filed under: The Disciple Blogs — Disciple of INDYCAR @ 12:50 pm

 

http://www.news-journalonline.com/NewsJournalOnline/breakingnews/nascar082008.htm

 

Folks at Daytona announced they will no longer use their 57,000-seat grandstand in the backstretch for July’s NASCAR event. They blame fuel costs and other economic issues, including the 200K it costs to put up a couple of big screens that face that direction, plus expenses related to shuttles and workers.

 

That story was neither as popular nor as funny as this one linked on the same page:

 

http://www.news-journalonline.com/NewsJournalOnline/News/Local/newEAST01082108.htm

 

…which describes perfectly the behavior of many who provide opinions about racing topics on various Internet forums.

I read them whine about how bad the economy is, how much gas costs, and how all of this is merely a sign of the times.

 

Oddly, when the topic is empty seats at Indy Racing events, there is never any discussion about the bad economy or high fuel prices. Those are considered weak excuses to mask something else. Those obsessed with Indy Racing who adopt a chicken little approach in their commentary inevitably blame such problems on Tony George. It is completely laughable.

 

One of the reasons I so admire and enjoy Indy Racing is because despite some of the most stupid rhetoric ever cackled by hysterical children (usually on a couple of pointless cart-centric hate sites) that always portend doom for Indy Racing, the series keeps on going, growing and making abject fools of idiots who do not have even an inkling of a clue about what Indy Racing actually is. This happens year after year. Logic might dictate the benefits of advancing age might be enough, but it is obvious many never grow up.

Meanwhile, back on topic, in NASCARland attendance is dropping, sponsors are leaving and teams are being even further financially challenged. ESPN will never make a penny on that deal despite their deep, rich, pungent brown corporate nose. Not many seem willing to chide the ‘sperm lottery winning idiot grandson inheritor’ at the top of that series.

 

Tony George probably will not be appreciated until both he and his moronic critics are deceased. That is unfortunate.

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3 Comments »

  1. It must just kill NASCAR that the #2 race at IMS draws double what the #2 race at Daytona does.

    Comment by Dave — August 22, 2008 @ 6:13 pm | Reply

  2. amen………………………..

    Comment by planetirl.com — August 22, 2008 @ 7:00 pm | Reply

  3. Hmmm, you make some of the best points anywhere in cyberspace. No surprise.

    Comment by Your business associate Jim Wilke — August 22, 2008 @ 8:25 pm | Reply


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