I've been told by many people that the Indy 500 was quite the spectacle at one time. Though its popularity has dwindled and, admittedly, I know about as I do Hungarian cabinet making, I'll be flying down to Indianapolis this weekend in search of greatness.
Yes, it's a "field trip." Haven't done one of these in a while. So while the rest of you are heading down the shore, engaging in hot dog related activities, drinking out of red cups, I'll be scanning the infield at Indy for some controlled chaos. In fact, that's why they invited us. Look:
I noted and enjoyed the Deadspin coverage of the "action" in the infield of Churchill Downs at the Kentucky Derby — and wondered if you or another staffer from Deadspin would be interested in covering the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 24?
The Indy 500 is the world's largest single-day spectator sporting event in the world, and as you can see from the link below, our infield is big enough to hold Churchill Downs – and then some:
So you can only imagine the kind of fun that goes on during the infield at Indy during the race! J
Plus there are a variety of other stories and angles that would interest Deadspin readers throughout race weekend at Indy.
Please let me know if you're interested in credentials.
See we do get invited to stuff like this. We do have "access" on some occasions. Does that mean Deadspin will have to handle itself like a mainstream publication and dutifully report if the little woman who likes to take her clothes off or the Italian guy married to Ashley Judd came in first? Nope. As you can see, this is an invitation to come watch drunk people fall down in some gasoline-scented grass. Those are credentials I feel are acceptable and may lead us all toward a glorious adventure. I'll give you the update on Tuesday, but I will also be off that day. So you'll have Dash and the two new guys to kick around for most of the day and won't be able to see how much you hated the story until Wednesday.
But thank you for your continued support of Deadspin. Now get the hell out of here.