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November 15, 2012

Some of The Most Ignorant People In The World Are Obsessed With IndyCar

Filed under: The Disciple Blogs — Disciple of INDYCAR @ 6:57 pm

Alex Lloyd wrote a blog on a site called Jalopnik the other day commemorating the 67th anniversary of the rescue of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway by Tony Hulman. He also mentioned things that have occurred since. Especially the thing in 1996. That in turn inspired some of the most colossally stupid commentary that is possible to attempt to wade through. Evidently there are STILL a few obsessed hypocrites who have not yet evolved to upright, non-mouth breathing status. One might think that with the passage of nearly 17 years that such thought challenged sub-humans might at least mature a little.

But no.

Here is a sampling of some of their more fanatical lunacy:

‘Duckstu’ scribbled: ‘In my opinoion,.. the Indy 500 has not been run since 1995,.. and it’s shamefull that the George family puts the names of the IRL also-rans on the trophy.


The Indy 500 was the U.S. Open of auto racing. Small privateers would buy year old cars,.. find engines for them and try to make the field. Drivers with no ride would hang around the speedway the week before and see if there was a seat available. Big teams might at the last minute stuff an engine into a spare chassis and let one of these drivers try to qualify. The week before the race was about the most exciting story in motorsport.

More than a few CART regulars would not make the race because some privateers had bumped them out. I would quietly cheer for the one-race-a-year teams that made the field,… and the announcers would keep you updated during the race on how the top privateers were doing.

Then in 1996 it all changed. 33 spots were reserved for IRL nobody’s. I stopped watching.

The cars need to be more powerful,.. they need 2 or 3 different chassis,…. and spots cannot be guaranteed to regualr series drivers.’

One thing that seems to set such ‘people’ apart is consistent borderline illiteracy. Lots of misspelled words, faulty punctuation and rampant hypocrisy. If ‘Duckstu’ quit watching in 1996, why on earth would it bother commenting on it in 2012?

Speaking of bitter hypocrites, a ‘kentskinner’ had this to screech:

Kent Skinner

‘It was all good till Tony fucked it up. Greedy little cock sucker. Guys like AJ Foyt (who I respect as a driver, but not as a person) made it worse by screaming about “ride buying Brazillionaires” and “we are going to return American Racing back to American drivers” just before he “hired” ride buying foreign drivers and the series added a few road courses.

I went to races. I watched them on TV. I bought souvenirs. I got friends to go to races.

After the series turned to shit (spec cars with spec motors, running on mostly ovals, with semi-pro drivers) I just stopped watching. I saw something I cared about turn to shit, because of Tony’s greed.

Let IMS rot. It doesn’t stand for anything any more.’

Once again, hypocrisy, profanity and illiteracy run rampant throughout the kid’s bitter text. Can you imagine what might have happened had these kids been alive in the early 1960s and there was internet and the Cooper Climax showed up?

In addition to wishing in vain that such non-thinking children would simply grow up and join actual, real racing fans in this century it would also be nice if all of them would stop trying to rewrite history to suit their quaint little prejudice. Had the object of their affection, cart, kept their inflated heads out of their collective behind for five minutes and understood the big picture importance of what they walked away from and actively tried to destroy, they would not have to worry about blaming Tony George for the destructive stupidity of cart.

The worst part about the sport is not the sport itself or even who runs it. It is dealing with obsessed hypocrites sporting the mental and emotional agility of 6-year-olds who claim not to watch but offer commentary continuously. Just once it would be nice for this handful of nutjobs to put their money where their typing fingers are.



  1. Dear Dipsicle: YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH! Lol x1000000
    The IRL: most hated thing in sports

    Your pal: Spicoli
    Editor’s Note: Only by A) Drunk or B) Mentally Retarded Buffoons.

    Comment by Youowemeabeerasshole — November 17, 2012 @ 12:21 pm | Reply

  2. I thought Alex Lloyd was a synonym for talentless driver.

    Comment by spreadoption — November 17, 2012 @ 5:46 pm | Reply

  3. lol, is this what you’re reduced to? trying to troll people who talk about how bad IMS has screwed up Indycar? best offseason ever
    Editor’s Note: Actually, I am seeking commentary relatively intelligent, literate racing fans who understand that the current year is 2012 going on 2013. Instead I’m getting a bunch of monkeyshines from sub-humans with the mental and emotional agility of pre-schoolers. If you think the crap I allow is something, you ought to see what I delete because it’s so mind numbingly stupid. One can only hope. Perhaps they will stay busy watching the F1 race today.

    Comment by ham in the trap — November 18, 2012 @ 1:33 am | Reply

    • why bother spending significant time writing intelligent commentary? you seem to specialize in anything but. isn’t that what this thread is about? “LOOK AT ME WRITE BIG WORDS PEOPLE”
      Editor’s Note: For one thing it is not humanly possible to harvest anything even remotely associated with intelligent commentary from the crapper kids. Worse, you kids must be capable of absorbing and understanding intelligent commentary. Clearly you are not. So keep on on being knee jerk defensive, hostile and illiterate as you always have. But please, for the love of God, PLEASE attempt to confine any future ‘commentary’ to the actual topic being discussed. Your fellow readers would appreciate it.

      Comment by ham in the trap — November 18, 2012 @ 11:59 am | Reply

      • “the actual topic being discussed” LOL. you know what’s really hilarious? this is pertinent to that in this case. the topic is, as best i can decipher, “defender complains about people who don’t respect ims and indycar”. there is no intelligent commentary, just endless refrains of “IMS only cares about itself/But buy some tickets and be a fan!”
        Editor’s Note: Look. Those of us who are actually fans of the sport and not a niche of it are able emotionally to separate being fans from the window dressing associated with it. Perhaps you should actually visit the track sometime.

        Comment by ham in the trap — November 19, 2012 @ 10:43 pm

      • well, you can go be an actual fan of the sport along with the 7-8 other actual fans and have a blast doing so however long either you, those other fans, or the sport live. from where i sit on my guilded throne it sure looks like inevitability is bearing down on all of the above.

        have you considered what you’ll do if this whole indycar thing say…ceases to be? you know, from a practical standpoint, of course. i mean it is clear even you understand this sport could be headed for ruin. you have said it yourself, and you’re the biggest optimist there is for the hulman georges running this shindig. i get that me posting a reply to you validates you as if you have opinions that are worthy of reaction, even derision, but if theres no more indycar, are you going to like post about indiana high school basketball or something? people will laugh at you for like a day and then forget about you and that you exist. hell, you basically never update this blog anymore as is. not that theres a lot of good to write about i suppose LOL
        Editor’s Note: I can forgive unintended ignorance. Willful ignorance based on idiotic prejudice, however, can only be ridiculed. The single most willfully ignorant epithet I read involves the chicken little scenarios that deal with the end of the Indy 500 or an Indy Car sanctioning organization. Here is a clue: It is not going to occur in our lifetimes. You should be prepared to deal with that.

        Comment by ham in the trap — November 21, 2012 @ 12:12 am

  4. Duh, it’s jalopnik.

    Comment by Your mom — November 18, 2012 @ 2:49 am | Reply

  5. the irl is perfect the way it is. always has been. can’t get any better. Bitter ex fans, what do they know.
    Editor’s Note: As evidenced by their commentary hieroglyphs and lack of literacy, not much. And even less fortunate there is no known cure for having an extra chromosome.

    Comment by J.B. — November 19, 2012 @ 12:03 pm | Reply

  6. Its going so well? Lol. Might ask the Hulman George accounts how well its going.
    Editor’s Note: Evidently well enough to stay in business.

    Comment by Youowemeabeerasshole — November 19, 2012 @ 4:19 pm | Reply

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