July 31, 2009
Yep, that's Slappy, staring majestically at the address bar... and, no, usually the page color isn't Ferrari Red.
One gets the feeling that if, say, David Coulthard's Chin or Jack Newtown made a triumphant return to F1, they wouldn't get a banner on the front page... Could we be a little less blatant, guys?
Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at August 01, 2009 04:33 AM (/ppBw)
I'll be blunt. Promoting any one driver, any one team, by changing the official website of the sport, so that any visitor is slammed with it, is ridiculous.
Unless they change it again, so tomorrow it's Lewis Hamilton's face up there, or HWMNBN, or even Adrian Sutil, it's just another sloppy blowjob being given to Ferrari.
Posted by: Wonderduck at August 01, 2009 08:28 AM (VosBh)
Posted by: toadold at August 01, 2009 10:17 AM (TPodH)
None of which proves that they aren't biased of course, I just don't think that's the driving force here.
Posted by: David at August 01, 2009 05:32 PM (n/RK7)
His point is well taken. In the end, the only real difference between Vince McMahon and Bernie Ecclestone is that McMahon makes no pretense of running a fair game. The WWF is entertainment first and foremost.
I don't believe that the F1 races are fixed, of course, but F1 isn't a non-profit and disinterested sports ajudication group. It's a for-profit entertainment company, and attracting attention from paying fans is job #1.
In fact, it's job #everything.
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at August 01, 2009 10:49 PM (+rSRq)
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