Gentlemen, Start Your Profiles

Posted by Iannucci | 8/24/2006 | 0 comments »
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Perhaps because they figure no one on the West Coast follows the Indy Racing League until the week of the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma, there is a veritable tidal wave of driver profiles on the news wires. Pick your favorite.

Andretti 3.0 - San Jose Mercury News

Spiderman - Sacramento Bee (referred to as “Spiderman”)*

Invisible Man - LA Daily News

Boulder Sam - Inside Bay Area

Mirror Man - IRL-Live

Danica! - Marin Independent Journal

The Rainman - Vallejo Times Herald

Well Done - Milton Keynes Today

*I don’t mean to infer that I created the nickname, because clearly I did not. I just get excited whenever I see any driver referred to by some identifier other than his/her name. Those other identifiers are the reason fans know Spiderman and Danica!, but they wouldn’t know Jeff Simmons from Jeff Bucknum. As I’ve said before: IndyCar fans cheer for people, not paint.