ladies & gentlemen please rise. It’s the only pro sport that starts out with prayer.
The silence of the crowd during the anthem is deafening. Waiting for the flyover. US Air Force Thunderbirds, beautiful, just beautiful. Now is the waiting time. Drivers are strapping in trading baseball caps for helmets. Last minute adjustments, pep talks and checks.
John Byers “gentlemen start your UAW engines!” He’s flanked by showgirls. Only in Vegas. Oh and Robin Leach is announcing the opening ceremonies.