much ado about…

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! )

Cheers!

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10 responses to “much ado about…

  1. I don’t believe anything has been stopped. It’s just the same denials issued last week, and look, they were still talking all along. They needed to quiet everyone down. Fine. But, I’m still convinced there will be a major announcement come Monday or Tuesday. In the meantime, yes, I plan on having a beer tonight. Heck, after all this, it might have to be in a … umm … you know … one of “those” kind of bars…

  2. Oh I don’t believe so either. You’ll notice the last line in my article:

    So it appears we are being told it was much ado about nothing, and business as usual for the Champ Car World series in 2008… at least for today.

    Not only did they need to shut everyone up, but I’m sure they had to answer to a lot of people this morning.

    Enjoy your beer… wherever you may drink it 😉

  3. The way this panned out, it can’t stop here. Not anymore. Which one of the currenct CC teams are going to risk ANYTHING for the sake of the series? I’m hearing Walker is already gone….where does that leave us? What choice words will Eric Bachelart have for KK when they meet face to face? What’s Mr.K’s game plan anyway?

    Remember “Champ Car is already unified” (nemick)? No longer I fear….

  4. I’m hearing the same thing padre.

    Fucked if I know what the gameplan is. It appears to be pile everything up like a jenga game and pull out a piece from the bottom.

    Champ Car is about as unified as the fanbase at this point. The cracks were showing last year. (no matter what bullshit you or I were fed to the contrary) and they’ve only gotten deeper, and fractured off into new directions.

    On the good news front, I’m hearing that the Atlantics are OK. There is a contingency plan either in place or being worked on. Vicki is a smart lady. Thank god for that.

    Ok… I’m outta here!! DRINK!!!

  5. Enjoy your beer… wherever you may drink it 😉

    With my eyes wide open… 🙂

  6. enjoy your drink(s) sweetie. and i’m sure your core group of friends echo your feelings 😉

  7. Thank you for this little corner of sanity.

    R.I.P. Champ Car. 😦

  8. LOL… thanks for playing in my little corner of sanity!

  9. I know one thing, I’m keeping my helmet on for at least another week…. 😉

  10. probably a good plan padre! Add a flack jacket too…

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