I would say nothing, but I’d be lying.
It was definitely something, and for about 12hrs it polarized the fanbase and the media.
Lots of spinning, bucket loads of denial, finger pointing, blame, meltdowns, more denial. My god… the daily soaps paled in comparison.
here’s a recap (cause I’m too lazy to write it all out again and well, hell, the site could use the hits!)
So where does that leave us now?
Well, the boxes that were being packed up at HQ yesterday (yes, that was happening according to one of my sources) are being unpacked today. (or at least the packing stopped, and the boxes are probably sitting on the floor beside the desk)
Everyone is likely, or at least should be, stepping back and taking stock of things. This was the flare over the side of the bow. Instead of being pissed off, those that were blindsided should be grateful for the opportunity to now reinforce their foundation. I’m speaking mostly to the CCA teams who were most certainly taken aback by all of this and would have suffered the biggest fallout. I’m sure Vicki O’Connor was a busy busy lady today.
What did I learn?
Well, I discovered I’m glad I hadn’t booked and paid for anything in advance at this point. I discovered that I would really struggle with covering a unified series, at least in the package that it was being delivered in. I discovered that I have a really great core group of friends and fellow race fans with whom I can have hours of conversation with, void of conjecture and name calling (at least towards each other!), and filled with logic and intelligence. I swear, we solve the problems of AOW daily in our little chats.
ick… that was an uncharacteristically girly sentiment… moving on.
Lost in the shuffle was the farewell of my friend Kat. I will be speaking to that over the weekend. She deserves at least her own blog entry on my little island in the interweb universe.
and with that I wish you a happy Friday. I am going out this evening, away from the computer and the politics of racing. Actually I’m reuniting with 4 grade school chums who I haven’t seen since we were all 14yrs old! There will be laughing and reminiscing and lot’s of mind numbing alcohol! I suggest you all do the same! (well, not the reuniting with my friends, but the imbibing of copious quantities of alcohol! )