Disciple of INDYCAR Weblog

June 14, 2010

Additional Indy Car Brand Killing by ‘Partner’ ESPN

Filed under: The Disciple Blogs — Disciple of INDYCAR @ 10:29 am

This may be a subtle little thing, but it speaks volumes about the lack of respect Indy Car gets from a nearly 50-year ‘partner.’ How on earth could the brains at ESPN.com build a list of fifteen selections of ‘Favorite Sporting Events’ and leave the most attended single day sporting event on earth with nearly a century of rich history off the list?

http://espn.go.com/sportsnation/rank?versionId=2&listId=566

Is it simply a lack of respect, ignorance or malice? I suspect some sort of combination. The Daytona 500, a race with half the history and less than half the attendance, is on the list. Some of the selections make perfect sense. The Super Bowl. Finals of various stick n’ ball sports. Olympics. World Cup. World Series.

But the NFL Draft? The U.S. Open of Tennis? They are included but the Indianapolis 500 is not? I really do not know if such stupidity is intentional or not, but the question must be asked. If it is intentional the person(s) being stupid should be replaced because their job performance is inadequate. If unintentional the overall grasp of sports by such a person(s) is substandard.

Either way The IZOD Indy Car Series needs to make some series changes. A partnership is supposed to be a two way street. What Indy Car has with ESPN is a dead end.

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3 Comments »

  1. The Indy 500 and the Kentucky Derby left off the list. This might be more of a New York bias. Only those morons show up at the NFL draft to boo their first round pick every year.

    Comment by Bob F. — June 14, 2010 @ 12:40 pm | Reply

  2. New York Bias… you mean East Coast Bias right? ESPN is in Bristol CT. Besides this is the ESPN jag-off, time-filler, show “SPORTS NATION” show (think PTI without the interesting banter + add a 1/2 hour…) This show caters to the Stick ‘N Ball knuckle-draggers (WTF else would watch something as mindless & boring as the NFL Draft & other 1st class $h*t on that list???) 💡 Its not the official line of ESPN. Their morning line up of Mike & Mike then 1ST and TEN featured plenty of Indy 500 coverage & feature stories.

    Comment by AZZO45 — June 14, 2010 @ 3:47 pm | Reply

  3. The Indy 500 and Kentucky Derby left off the list?

    This just does not make sense.

    Comment by M. Miller — June 14, 2010 @ 8:33 pm | Reply


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