There’s a lot happening in sports that I wanted to write about this morning. CBSsports.com posted their second in a 5-part series on cheating in college football. The US women’s world cup team is in the semi-finals after an amazing goal in injury time (of extra time) and winning PK’s, MLB’s All-Star game is this week, and my Astros are playing more like a single-A squad than anything resembling a MLB club.
But then there was the inaugural Sprint Cup race at Kentucky Speedway this weekend. And did it make the bluegrass state look bad.
How? They ran out of parking, and turned away anywhere from 10,000 to 20,000 fans. And many of the fans that did make it spent 5 hours in traffic.
Honestly, the latter of the two doesn’t surprise me. I’ve driven by Kentucky Speedway before, and it doesn’t seem like a stretch of road meant to handle 10,000 people at once, much less 10 times that number.
But running out of parking? How does that happen. That’s like selling seats that aren’t ready for the Super Bowl. Did you expect every car to have 10 people in it? Did you not realize that when you create a race track 30 miles from civilization that people are going to have to drive there?
Kentucky Speedway officials didn’t have a whole lot of answers after the event, saying that this “can’t happen again.” Not if they ever want to hold another Sprint Cup race there it can’t. They’ve got 12 months to figure it out.
In some “isn’t this a basketball blog” related news, much of this month will be spent on some design changes on the site. I will at some point (next week?) discuss the rule changes for next season in more depth, and will also be working on team profiles for next year.