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Crumbling Brickyard

There was a time when Memorial Day Weekend meant one thing -- the Indianapolis 500. Not anymore writes Page 2's Jim Armstrong.

Updated: June 6, 2003, 9:52 AM ET
By Jim Armstrong | Special to Page 2

Gentlemen, start your apathy.

And since, outside of Hootie Johnson's house, we're all one big, gender-equal, happy family, you can, too, ladies. Ignore the Indy 500, that is.

There was a time not so long ago when Indy had more It than the Addams family tree. The Battle at the Brickyard was as ingrained in American culture as rock 'n' roll, backseat makeout sessions at the drive-in and church on Sunday. Memorial Day weekends were reserved for Indy, double-headers, SPF 8, ...

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