I have a confession to make: Iâ€™m obsessed with great white sharks. Seriouslyâ€”one of my lifelong dreams is to hop a plane to South Africa or San Francisco, charter a boat, and see one up close and personal (just ask my wife, sheâ€™s tired of hearing about it). I donâ€™t need to touch it, swim with it, or even hop in a cage to get a fish-eye viewâ€”I just want to throw some chum in the water and see one glide up for a free meal.
Similarly, I want to â€œseeâ€ more of you, dear readersâ€”in the form of your comments, insights, and opinions about all matters racing. Maybe the Feed Zone inspired me or maybe Iâ€™m just tired of Twitter and the fact that all anyone talks about there is doping, race radios, and the UCI. Regardless, we want to hear more from you.
So today, weâ€™re trying something new. From time to time, whenever the urge strikes us, weâ€™ll throw out some interesting racing-related â€œchumâ€ and let you all weigh-in on the topic. Topics will be designed to generate conversation and may or not be the opinions of the siteâ€™s contributors. The only ground rules: leave the ad hominem attacks for Twitter, and make an effort to educate your peers whenever possible. If you know of a historical parallel, share it. If you happen to have some data someone else is not taking into account, post it. In the end, the goal is quality, passionate, and informed discourseâ€”the kind we all enjoy.
Letâ€™s call it â€œDiscussâ€.Â Hereâ€™s your first topic: