Ah, now that's what I call a KURR-RACKING Good Crew! As "Peacock-lite" went with its 'A Team for the Pocono IndyCar & Belgian Grand Prix's Formula 1 races during its final "Double" Open Wheel race broadcast weekend - which went from ecstasy to despair! Occurring before IndyCar went dormant for the next seven months, AGAIN!
Although I'd originally planned on posting this immediately following the Pocono IndyCar race - having begun scribblin' I-T before the HORRENDOUS Death of Justin Wilson! Naturally, it just didn't seem significant in the moment, as my deepest condolences go out to Justin's entire family...
Alas, now that there's NO muted twin turbocharger IndyCar lumps' whizzin' about the racetrack; Uhm? What's that? They're testing somewheres' in Wisconsin; Oh Never Mind!
Instead, I thought I'd give a "Shout Out" to the voices in my head; Err Confuzer and Telie' that provide me the mental pictures of what I scribble here in Nofendersville - harkening back to that ultimately black storm clouded weekend of August 22-23...
Ah, what's an Open Wheel Racing devotee to do, other than gorge thyself over the weekend watchin'; Err listening to the voices of excitement calling not one but two premiere events. Not to mention a European Feeder Series as a Nightcap; Can Y'all say GP2?
Yet apparently the joke's upon Mwah! As couldn't sleep 'N got up for the listed 5:30AM Pacific airing of the Pocono IndyCar practice, which the Indycar.com website just played for an hour A-L-L its Hubbaloo over past Indy 500's - albeit some smart person said over air on his live mike he was going to take A Leak; NO Kidding!
Yeah, that's right, once again IndyCar played another cruel trick upon me, as their Bombastic website listed IndyCar practice beginning at 8:30AM Eastern, for which I spent an hour furiously searching 'N searching A-L-L over the FREAKIN' "Live Timing & Scoring" webpage for where the FUCK they'd HIDDEN the invisible Play button!
As this is overly CRUEL SHIT to somebody who's severely visually impaired, or as Tacoma Bureau Chief Mary Ellen likes to remind Mwah: I'm Blind as a Bat!
After listening to the same montage 'O Indy 500 highlights over 'N over, as I found I-T especially ingratiating to hear "The Voice," aka Paul Page talking 'bout how proud he was to be bringing us the Broadcast live over the Airwaves... Hmm? Where in thee HELL are Yuhs Mr. Page; Hooah!
Around 6:38AM Pacific suddenly Page and Sidekick Mark Graveley' James voice broached my speakers and Wallah, Indy Cars first practice session from Pocono was On Air; Hurrah! As I'm guessing the mix-up was the fact that IndyCar held a Rookie's Only Pre-practice session, eh? So Good job Yuhs Jokesters' for NOT communicating this properly; URGH!
Thus, I enjoyed listening to Paul Page in the present vs. his highlighted intro "Call" of the 64th Indy 500, like Dude that's nearly 36 FREAKIN' years ago; EGADS!
Mark Graveley' James did his typical Toe Tappin' Shilling for Indy Cars, cow-towing' to Mark "I've Got a Plan!" Miles - along with serious dosages 'O Fluff; Err Blather - as really? 30+ minutes 'O championship potential contenders, huh? I could have been Uh-contender; Oh Never Mind!
Meanwhile Jake "The Riddler" Queiry showed off his "Ni-eve-eh-tee" in spades, as it was funny hearing the Head Cheese 'O Hondre (Honda) sayin' I DON'T understand your question! While ZERO clue upon who New Boy Jim Murphy, NO relation to the late, great Jimmy Murphy; Hya! Is? As they acted like he was an old hand on the broadcast, but I've never heard him before.
then an hour's plus later after I tuned on thy Telie' and hunkered down to a double dosage of Open Wheel Racing, with the true "Peacock-lite" (NBCSN) A Team of Leigh Diffey, David Hobbs & Steve Matchett calling Formula 1 Qualie' from their Studio Bunker in Connecticut - with thy 'Wee Willie Buxom (Will Buxton) on the ground at theee mighty Spa Francorchamps.
Next comparing and contrasting Tres F1 Amigos to Stand-in Anchor Man Kevin Lee and 'PT, nee Paul Tracy was somewhat of a let-down, albeit the B Team pairing gave 'Ol 'R, aka Robin Miller more microphone time then normal! Whilst I always enjoy "Professor B's" (Jon Beekhuis) outstanding work.
Yet Newby' Pitlane reporter Katie Hargitt still wearing her Rookie stripes quite prominently! As Gil De Ferran had to suppress Guffawing over her questioning if he missed being out of the cockpit after discussing Charlie Kimball's NASTY Qualifying accident; Uh Duh!
Yeah, I know I'd do way worse than any of the above mentioned, although it's their trained profession while I'm just a Vagabond "Keyboard Warrior!"
while I think Diffey's Quip of the Weekend about his friend Barry Sheen mentioning doing some Agricultural Work! After the 'Kimster, nee Kimi Raikkonen's Ferrari DONE BLOWN UP! (Gearbox failure) Would have been more than appropriate for Kimball's 'Mega Shunt; CRIKEYS!
Thus, Diffey 'N Matchett would call the F1 race from Spa Francorchamps live in studio - which I decided to watch the evening's re-broadcast at 5PM Pacific vs. 4:30 FREAKIN' AM! URGH! As it really SUCKS not being able to S-E-E the itsy-bitsy colour coded squares for today's DVR's; But I digress...
Then they'd leave 'Ol 'Hobbo in Connecticut to take his daily Nap; Hya! While they scooted off via chartered jet to Pocono to join excellent Driver Analyst Paul Tracy 'Booth-side to call the Pocono IndyCar race live.
For the conclusion of this story, see; Cavalcade 'O Voices rumblesthru Double Header weekend & Beyond