Quite a messy day of Indy 500 practice yesterday, with Danica Patrick's car clipping Dale Coyne Racing crewman Charles Buckman and sending him to the hospital with a concussion. Meanwhile, rookie driver Alex Lloyd hit a wall at 223 mph during a practice run and Mario Dominguez got in a minor wreck tapping the inside wall of the warm-up lane. Also, my Micro Machines sets continue to collect dust at my parents' house. A sad day for racing all around.

Gotta like how quickly and emphatically the commentator springs to Danica's defense. "One of our correspondents has told us she is in no way to blame. We won't hear it! No way, no how! Why, if you so much begin to suspect she's at fault..I'll...I'll..I'll be fit to be tied is what! Harrumph and pshaw!"

Okay, in my mind every one sounds like the gatekeeper in the Wizard of Oz when they're upset.