There are certain events in our lives that we remember every detail – where we were, what the weather was, and so forth. I’m old enough to remember when JFK was assassinated. I was only five years old at the time, but I remember it vividly. I was ready to start my sophomore year in college and had already met Susan, whom I would marry thirty-five years later, when I heard the news that Elvis Presley had died. I know exactly where I was and what I was doing when I heard the news that afternoon on the radio.
Archive for October, 2014
The term beating a dead horse, is synonymous with continuing to harp on something and getting no results. A popular definition of insanity is to continue doing things the same way, yet expecting different results. These terms would both apply when going to the shop tab of the IndyCar.com website.
Expectations will be soaring at Team Penske next season. Why shouldn’t they? Team Penske will be running four full-time cars for the first time in their history. In those four cars will be the reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion. There will also be the reigning championship runner-up, who also happens to be a three-time Indianapolis 500 winner. There will also be another “500” champion, who won the CART championship as a rookie in 1999; along with a driver that is considered one of the most promising up and comers in the series. Some might call this a super team.
While the silly season continues to sort itself out, we are awaiting for confirmation that Ryan Briscoe is officially out of the No.8 NTT Data car at Chip Ganassi Racing. It has become a question of when and not if that happens. Most believe that Sage Karam will be named to that car at some point in the near future. If that does happen, it begs the question – what will become of Ryan Briscoe?
Without agonizing any further about the increasing dearth of IndyCar blogs, I’ve been a little perplexed over some of the hand-wringing that has gone on in the comment sections, not so much on this site, but on others. But where it seems to be most prevalent is in social media – more specifically, Twitter and Facebook.
Many times, it’s common to hear fans complain that it’s hard to be a fan of the Verizon IndyCar Series. Granted, the powers-that-be often fail to give us hope that they have much of a clue as to what is really going on. But compared to my other passion, football – it’s really very easy to be an IndyCar fan.
The number of IndyCar blog sites has been dwindling for the last few years. When I first started in the spring of 2009, there were more than you could count. One by one, they’ve either fallen by the wayside or they’ve really cut back.