Everyone is mad that NASCAR preempts Yankees-Red Sox game

Since I used to do an auto racing blog, I can attest to how much I hate NASCAR, they are greedy douchebags that are actively killing auto racing while they turn all of it into entertainment and lifestyle broadcasting and repeated shots of Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kasey Kahne and Jeff Gordon, all with the ugliest fucking cars possible, with the Car of Tomorrow. Because I want to know what Denny Hamlin wants to eat for breakfast.

My eyes! (Don’t give me the “but it’s safer” argument, they could have accomplished the same safety standards with a better design similar to the old race car, it is obvious NASCAR wanted more sponsor space)

Oh, this is a baseball blog, never mind. But this is kind of relevant.

On Saturday’s Red Sox-Yankees game FOX cut it 2 pitches short and everyone is mad now because their baseball got interrupted for a sport that most people love to hate. The game had also been rain-delayed several time throughout, causing the game to go on for very very long.

Should we really blame NASCAR though? They did comply to FOX. And two pitches to the rest of the country, other than Red Sox and Yankees fans, is really nothing. Plus, if the Yankees and Red Sox finish, all the NASCAR fans get pissed for missing the start. But NASCAR races take forever and 500 miles is way too long for those races and you can delay the start, especially in a sub-par, excruciatingly boring race track like Phoenix International Raceway. This debate is actually interesting. Do we blame FOX, NASCAR, the weather? In this case, everyone in the New York and Boston East Coast media is overreacting. I think that is the real point here. NASCAR already delayed the start once. And while the East Coast hates NASCAR, baseball people and racing people actually respect each other pretty well it seems, with people from the Red Sox, the Diamondbacks, among other teams helping out in NASCAR ownership.

All I know is that I know way too much about both sports, both with extremely different reactions.

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One Comment on “Everyone is mad that NASCAR preempts Yankees-Red Sox game”

  1. marc Says:

    Where do I start, lets try here “But NASCAR races take forever and 500 miles is way too long for those races and you can delay the start, especially in a sub-par, excruciatingly boring race track like Phoenix International Raceway.”

    You can, and the link seems to indicate you did have a racing blog, whichs make it very odd you would make an inadvertent, (or was it purposeful), mistake. Phoenix was and is 500 kilometers not miles. To be precise, 310.685 miles, but you knew that right?

    “This debate is actually interesting. Do we blame FOX, NASCAR, the weather? In this case, everyone in the New York and Boston East Coast media is overreacting.”

    I agree, and the NASCAR fans are also, however Fox by contractual obligation was required to keep the b-game on the network. Althoug, facts are, some local affiliates abandoned the nat-network and cut to the race prior to the green flag.

    “I think that is the real point here. NASCAR already delayed the start once. And while the East Coast hates NASCAR, baseball people and racing people actually respect each other pretty well it seems,”

    Yep, they delayed at Fox’s request.

    East coast “hates NASCAR?” Which east coast would that be? The one that sells out New Hampshire every year and has for over a decade? Or would it be the east coast where both nationally and locally NASCAR sanctioned tracks draw 100’s of thousands each year. Is that the east coast you’re referring to?

    “with people from the Red Sox, the Diamondbacks, among other teams helping out in NASCAR ownership.”

    Let me see if I have this straight… you abandon your racing blog for what you claim is an overabundance of reality shows perpetrated by NASCAR – a patently false assertion, that crapola started long before NASCAR jumped on the trend – and crass commercialism (well, D’OH! Like every other sport isn’t the same) then you give a bit of praise to the Diamondback and Sox owners for “helping out”

    I hate to do this to ya, but what they are doing is not called “helping out,” it’s just what you apparently have a heartache over, crass commercialism and BIG business.

    And BTW, you made the outlandish assertion the new car designed by NASCAR was done not just for safety but also for “more ad space.”

    You have anything to back that up, or are you just blowing hot air. I vote the later.


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