Daily Archives: October 27, 2012

“The call is coming from inside the house…”

One of the creepiest lines in horror movie lore, when the babysitter discovers that the killer is not some outside threat, but rather within the safe confines of her own house.

Here are some more familiar phrases:
“the tribe has spoken”
“by a vote of 10-1, you have been evicted from the Big Brother House”
“you’re either in or you’re out”
“turn in your apron”
“pack your knives”

These are all the final taglines of popular reality tv shows that signal the final moments of someone’s journey.

In most cases, by the time the final decision has been reached though, it has not been because of the actions/non actions of the party being shown the door, but rather as a result of secret alliances, back stabbing, gossip, set ups and outright sabotage.

The injured party usually stands there blind-sided, he/she boldly lied to by poker faced game players who have a myopic eye selfishly focused on the big prize at the end, with little regard for who or what is destroyed in the process of securing it for their own personal gain.

And so here we are, watching from the sidelines, as a real life “reality tv” like plot plays out in front of us, we the “viewers” (fans) with little to no say in the process. We can only watch as once again the villains (owners) take out the good guy (RB/the fans)

Ok, reality tv show analogies aside, what at the fuck is going on over there?! Seriously.
Do they (the plotters/schemers/henchmen) not realize that what they are doing by their action/non-action is infinitely more damaging to the series and the future of the series than anything Randy Bernard has done or could ever hope to do with his.

And where is the marketing/PR team in all of this? Have they no concept of crisis management? Cause guess what, WE’RE IN CRISIS!
They need to get out in front of this mess instead of sitting idly by and waiting for the shit to hit the fan.
PRO-active instead of REactive.
A steady stream of positive news, future plans, testing, behind-the-scenes, whatever! Even if it’s complete bullshit, just do something, and a lot of it! Better yet, like him or not, how about showing support for your boss? The silence is deafening from both the IndyCar side and the BOD. There has to be SOMEONE out there who supports him. If so, NOW is the time to speak up, cause soon it could be too late, and the next guy could turn out to be 100 times worse for you and the series, and you will have NO ONE to blame but yourself and your lack of testicular fortitude for the situation you will be in.

Furthermore, if he’s in fact in place for the remainder of his contract, then stop with the fucking mealy mouthed canned sound bytes. Make a bold statement, stand in a united front stating that “Randy Bernard is the guy we hired to do the job, so back the fuck off and let him do it! ”

Cause while everyone pussy foots around, afraid speak out of turn, looking out for their own best interests rather than that of the series and the future, the validity and credibility of the series is deteriorating on a daily basis.

We just came off a successful first season with a new car.
No one is talking about it.
We just had one of the most competitive seasons in 10 years.
No one is talking about it.
We finally have the coveted and much sought after “American” champion.
No one is talking about it.

We should be concentrating on battling the attention away from F1 and Nascar and converting fans to the IndyCar way of life, but instead we are battling the evil within, AGAIN, and basically cannibalizing ourselves. Once again the already depleted fan base is eroding and dividing. Instead of spreading the joy and excitement of the future to potential new fans, we are regurgitating and explaining the past.

So what’s it gonna be IndyCar? Are you finally going to pull up your big boy panties and grow up, or are we going to remain a petulant toddler into perpetuity?

Cause quite frankly, I’m getting fucking tired of babysitting…