I greatly hope we'll be spared yet another round of "Tony George, Saint or Satan?" treatises. To me that storyline has all the energy and interest of arguing over the Vietnam War (and I'm even a history buff).
It stings a lot of us more because Vision was among the most open, fan-friendly teams out there. And I know Vision PR legends Pat Caporali and Michael Kaletenmark well enough to call them friends.
Under Pat's guidance, Vision pioneered the use of online and social medial like Twitter to engage fans. Pat was very instrumental in organizing the race-day Tweet Ups (face-to-face meetings among Twitterers).
And then there's Lauren George and Ed Carpenter, two very genuine people. Lauren brims with self confidence without being arrogant, and I always get the feeling that Ed knows how fortunate he and any other driver is to be driving an IndyCar. The element of humility is very endearing. I always think if I was an IndyCar driver, I'd be a lot like Ed, a regular guy with his head on straight.
Last night while we were all drinking and Twittering, Lauren (@IamLaurenG) Tweeted that it's not over:
Attention tweeps! Thanks for all the shout outs! Tmrw I am going to be asking for your help with something... Not your $$ just your time!
Here's some motivation, pdog style ...