Hi there, I’m Roy Hobbson. I’m in a bit of a pickle today, and not just because I crammed an ether-soaked rag down pressdog’s throat and stuffed his unconscious body into my trunk and am now wanted for blogjacking.
That is an unfortunate pickle for another day, I fear — a pickle dipped in jail time and violent shower-rape, probably. Well so be it then. I had to flee the restraints of Versus.com for this, and rightfully so. It’s important.
You know Bill’s previous post? The one about the Versus talent being “in limbo” for next year, contract-wise? I thought he was kidding. I thought it was a joke.
It was great fun and not at all mean-spirited because, I mean … c’mon — it’s Lindy. Who in their right mind thinks she REALLY might not be brought back for next year?
I didn’t press her on the specifics, but that was for good reason. I’m fluent enough in Girl Speak to know when to shut the f—k up and flee. Her usual foul-mouthed hooliganism and joviality were gone, and in their place stood like six or seven stoic words of professional brevity and vague PR bullshit, just like there’s never been before.
The bottom line, though, was this: there is absolutely a sense of uncertainty regarding her future in IndyCar. The question is, What do we do about it?
Now I may just be a homeless blogjacker who’ll soon be on the lam, but it seems to me that the Powers of IndyCar are now turning their cold, corporate ears to the fervent whims of the masses. Bill is unconscious in my trunk right now and perhaps even dead, but if he WASN’T, I’m quite sure he’d be screaming at you all to get involved and make your voices heard, for that is the only way. And I would tend to agree.
This is a call to arms, IndyCar people — a preemptive strike against the horrors of inaction & reluctant acceptance, which can wreck your shit faster than you can say “Vision Racing’s letter-writing campaign.” We learned that painful lesson too late, but we did learn it. The time has come to put it to use.
(While we're here, I can’t speak on behalf of Jack Arute and Robbie Floyd and those other fine folks. Perhaps they too are uncertain of their future, but perhaps not. I don’t know. We’ll get to them later if need be, but today is not about them. It’s about my friend.)
If you feel Lindy is a good fit for the Series and needs to stay, say so in the comments and explain your reason(s). People are listening, important people. Of course, if you feel Lindy is NOT a good fit and needs to go, say nothing and go about your usual business — which is probably something dastardly and vile, like orphan-kicking or something.
Speak now, or forever hold your guilt.
/removes Bill from trunk and flees the scene
pressdog (somewhat groggy) note: Versus contact info: http://www.versus.com/info/contact/
Versus viewer feedback email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Let 'em know.
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