Just when you think the loudmouthed handful of darkly Indy Car-obsessed cart idiot critics cannot get any more depraved, out they come with their latest prediction of doom for the Indy Car Series. This time their angst is squarely focused on Randy Bernard’s $5 million offer to non-regulars who race at Vegas and only if they win. In other words, the money was probably always going to be safe. Problem is, no one stepped forward, and unsurprisingly neither Chip nor Roger decided to take one for the team. Therefore, in the deluded minds of those who have spent the past decade and a half waiting impatiently for Indy Car to fail, this latest event means (as it always does to them):
-The collapse of Indy Car is imminent
Meanwhile, back in the land of actual reality, Randy Bernard has secured Indy 500 winner and walking marketing tool Dan Wheldon to participate, and in the event he wins a lucky fan gets $2.5 million. The value of the marketing raw data Indy Car will acquire through the sign-up process is also significant. There will probably also be close to 30 cars entered as well.
Predictably the childish naysayers always harken back to their same flawed argument. ‘Indy Car is not like it was during the heyday in 1990.’ Guess what? Not much is. Especially:
-incandescent light bulbs
-hot girls named ‘Betty’
-Borders book stores
…and that is just for starters.
In other words, no matter how much these floor-fit-throwing cretins stink up the sport with juvenile antics 1990 will never come back. 1990 is nostalgic, and that is how it should be treated. If these people had even a minimum amount of maturity their focus would be on how to enhance the sport as it exists today in the context of 2011.
It is beyond any reasonable scope of understanding trying to comprehend the complete uselessness of nearly continuous whining about what these people believed they had in their short-lived utopia 20 or 25 years ago. The more defensive knee-jerkers of that bunch will certainly be around to pollute the comment section with barely literate tirades of diversion, and none will address anything they should; i.e., positive contributions. They act solely on emotion without the benefit of intellect.
I personally believe the Indy Car family has mostly great people who work for teams or are fans. But like all large families there are a few alcoholic uncles, criminals and mentally deficient little kids running loose. Perhaps we need a special home for such social outcasts. It could be used to control what I like to call Championship Addict Rehabilitation Tantrums.
It is probably time to do what any real fan would. Get ready for the last three races of the season and prepare for another great one in 2012. Indy Car has survived for another year and its second century is underway.