Friday, August 1, 2008

Groundhog Day?

You know things are going’ downhill when you cannot even get mildly excited about recapping your trip adventures at Der Hockenheimring, Ja Volt? As I sat down to fill in the blanks by watching my tape delayed TV coverage and just couldn’t find myself motivated... And now we’re onto the Hunga-Boring Ring, which should provide further banter for some of uze Oval Track nutten-hoonds! So, Boo Hoo-hoo , eh? (As my report will follow shortly sometime next week)

Instead, I found myself chuckling over Robin Miller’s latest sarcastic remarks on last Sunday’s Wind Tunnel, regarding Gerry “What me Worry?” Forsythe over the matter that he’ll not only be in the Indy Lights championship next year, but also sprouting full time Indy Car and ALMS efforts...

Robin Miller;
“Let’s recall that Gerry threw Paul Tracy under the bus and he’ll only go racing if he gets somebody else to pay for it. He’s been seeking a sponsorship price tag of $10-15 million per season the past 4+ years and hasn’t gotten any takers, so I’ll believe Gerry’s returning when I see him show up on the grid...”

Yet, Forsythe/Pettit Racing does have the very capable “KUH-Naid-iun Hinge” (James Hinchcliffe) racing for him and it would be a shame to not see this promising Kuh-Nuck make his way forward in Open Wheel Racing. Shockingly he has Tire Rack sponsorship to go along with Forsythe’s “In-house” Indeck labeling...

Of course I’m still guessing that “Young Wicky,” a.k.a. Robert Wickens; aptly nicknamed by Hinchcliffe will potentially become the next Canadian to break into the Formula 1 ranks, but I digress...

And speakin’ of ‘Ol Chrome Horn, Pt, Messer Paul Tracy was interviewed on Speed Freaks last Sunday evening... And started off by confirming that indeed some of his ex-Forsythe crew had bet against The Thrill from West Hill being able to crack the top twenty at Edmonton, having actually placed large pocketful’s ‘O “Looney’s” against PT, who said he didn’t need any motivation for his return to Open Wheel Racing...

And Tracy claimed that he wasn’t drinking the cool aide, but me thinks he was, as PT noted; “It’s NOT TG’s (Tony George) fault that Champ Car floundered... Aye Karumba! Who’d ever thunk-it, eh? As ‘lil Napoleon is directly responsible for outspending Champ Car and putting Open Wheel Racing in the sewer...

Which leads me to my last ‘lil piece of bathroom tissue... In regards to the most PATHETIC handling of Indy Car’s future TV package, which claims that the only serious taker is some fly by night third world satellite channel named Versus... Have you ever heard ‘O dat?

I certainly have NOT and why did this bring back immediate flashbacks of the ridiculous TV programming NIGHTMARE I endured a decade ago over Formula 1... As I’m certain I’ve already written ‘bout chasing the Creme de la Creme of single seater racing around the dial. As first they began on ESPN, and then moved to the David Letterman time slot on the Deuce, a.k.a. ESPN2, before being shown on Fox Sports NW... Before ultimately landing on Speedvision, of which my CRAPY cable provider REFUSED to add to its channel line-up and I finally succumbed to purchasing a DISH Network satellite dealie in order to view Formula 1 and CART on SPEED!

So go ahead Indy Car... Throw your pathetic TV coverage in the TOILET! As the only thing worse then Versus would be hosting further Indy Car races on El Classicoe, or is that ESPN88, eh?

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