Doyel: Bummer Indy 500 won't run in May, but we have bigger problems

Doyel: Bummer Indy 500 won't run in May, but we have bigger problemsDoyel: Bummer Indy 500 won't run in May, but we have bigger problems

This is where we get sentimental, I guess. Woe is us, the 2020 Indianapolis 500 has been postponed three months to Aug. 23, and we all know what that means: Cancellation could be next. Cancellation could be inevitable. Does it make me happy to ponder the worst-case scenario for the coronavirus’ effect on the Indy 500, the biggest single-day sporting event in the world? Not at all. But … and pay attention, because this is big-time analysis coming your way: But it is what it is. And what it is, what we’re dealing with here with the COVID-19 global pandemic, is the biggest threat to mankind in our lifetime. That’s a mouthful, but that’s a fact, which is why I’m not much in the mood to get sentimental right now about the fate of the 104th running of the Indianapolis 500. Sure, it stinks. The Indy 500 makes my state a lot happy, not to mention a lot of money. Those are good for Indiana, happiness and revenue. The more of both, the better. That’s my philosophy. But on this day, the day we learned the inevitable – that the 2020 Indy 500 has been postponed from May 24 to Aug. 23, heading down the road toward its possible demise – sentimentality isn’t doing much for me. You know what would do something for me, right now? A roll of toilet paper available for sale somewhere, anywhere, on the southside of Indianapolis. Hell, tell me where to go on the northside, and ...
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