A Disappointing Sunday
As you know, there was no race yesterday and my Tennessee Vols lost by one, in their bid for their first Final Four ever – so it wasn’t a good day. Therefore, all of my allegiance shifts to the Butler Bulldogs – not just because they are located in Indianapolis, but because they play sound, fundamental basketball. I will also avoid the already tiresome comparison to Hoosiers.
Anyway, unlike my tirade two weeks ago – I think the Izod IndyCar Series was completely justified in postponing the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Brian Barnhart made the right call. Had they tried to run in the monsoon that hit Florida’s west coast, it would have been a joke – if not a disaster. Rain tires can only help so much. The “sport” would have been taken out of the event and it would have strictly been luck of the draw as to who would have won the race.
Unfortunately, this negates one of the positives of having some races run on ABC/ESPN – although I’m not sure how many casual fans would’ve passed on the Elite Eight to watch an IndyCar race. Even I had set the DVR to catch the first part of the race while I watched the Tennessee – Michigan State game live. I was going to catch up to the action, but I had already gotten word that the race was postponed.
Now the race will be run on ESPN2 this morning at 10:00 EDT. I share the problem with most in that I will be working and will miss the race. It will be an exercise in discipline as I will avoid the internet and personal e-mails all day, so that I can get home tonight and watch the recording.
I’ll have a post on Tuesday morning with a race re-cap, but no guarantees for Wednesday. We’ll see.