Sometime around when I first joined RACER midway through 2015, I was scrolling through the comments under an IndyCar story. I don’t recall what the story was, other than it was relatively inconsequential news of some kind that the comments section immediately found every possible downside to.
This was a thing for a while, to the extent that it was a regular segment on early episodes of the Dinner with Racers podcast – ‘click on a random RACER.com story, scroll down to the comments, and see if the first one is negative.’
Anyway, this particular story followed that pattern: IndyCar announced something; lots of people in RACER’s comments section were outraged. Somewhere in the thread, someone noted the direction the vibe was taking, to which somebody else responded that ‘IndyCar fans could find the poop in a field full of kittens and unicorns.’
I’ve thought about that post many times in the years since, and particularly over the last few days sinc