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Old 12-12-2005, 02:01 PM   #1
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Default I love Brock Yates

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I realize this is blasphemy, but a few weeks ago I tried to watch a NASCAR race being run at Talladega. I lasted about five minutes before terminal boredom overtook me. It appeared to be nothing more thn a high-speed freeway commute--a mob of luridly painted, identical lumps of metal loping at 180 mph around the banking, fender to fender, nose to tail. Knowing the scenario would surely devolve into a multicar demolition derby that would thrill the goobers in the grandstands, I turned off the set to later learn that this time it was Jimmie Johnson who triggered the eight-car melee.

There was a day when you could identify a NASCAR Ford, Chevrolet, or Dodge and they actually looked like "stock cars." Now they are pod machines, slick on the outside but still powered by the same Neanderthal carbureted pushrod V-8s that have been under their hoods for half a century.

If this is real auto racing, then the WWF ought to be part of the Olympics.
I can't wait to read the hate mail in the February issue!

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Old 12-12-2005, 02:10 PM   #2
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That is great
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Old 12-12-2005, 02:26 PM   #3
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I can't wait to read the hate mail in the February issue!

-Matt
Someone forgot to tell him that WWF no longer exists... it's WWE.
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Old 12-12-2005, 02:40 PM   #4
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As much as I dislike Yates I have to agree with him on this.

I can only imagine how much better NASCAR would be if it were closer to the Australian V8 Supercar series...
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Old 12-12-2005, 03:00 PM   #5
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his articles are the only reason i used to subscribe to c&d. his books are great too. like anyone, sometimes he's wrong - but even when he's wrong it's still good reading. and usually darn funny.

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Old 12-12-2005, 04:04 PM   #6
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i just finished his book "Against Death and Time" (about the disasterous 1955 racing season)...pretty good read, although i dont always like his writing style...jumps around a LOT...his book on the cannonballs is decent too
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Old 12-12-2005, 04:21 PM   #7
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Oh man, that is just... absolutely priceless.
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Old 12-12-2005, 04:29 PM   #8
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He called the fans "Goobers"
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Old 12-12-2005, 05:18 PM   #9
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That's Nascrap or Nascarp

I have two red-neck buddies who LOVE Nascarp and the two of them and I always get into it. Their only argument against Rally racing is that the two guys in the same car thing means they're gay! heheheh. Straight.....left.......straight......left....stra ight....same left.....
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Old 12-12-2005, 05:26 PM   #10
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The Man!
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Old 12-12-2005, 05:30 PM   #11
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As much as I dislike Yates I have to agree with him on this.

I can only imagine how much better NASCAR would be if it were closer to the Australian V8 Supercar series...
FTW!... 'cept the Aussie series somehow needs to inject more than 2 'brands' into the mix... a sea of Holden vs. Ford. If there's any 'other', they're not easy to spot.

But, yep, for 'the way the domestic series should be', they got it right.
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Old 12-12-2005, 05:45 PM   #12
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I can only imagine how much better NASCAR would be if it were closer to the Australian V8 Supercar series...
It is once or twice a year when they turn left and right... and Boris makes his presence felt. I'll usually watch the road course events, but that's it.

+1 for the Aussies.

+2 for DTM.
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Old 12-12-2005, 06:32 PM   #13
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That is so right. Brock is the man.
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Old 12-12-2005, 07:08 PM   #14
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Their only argument against Rally racing is that the two guys in the same car thing means they're gay! heheheh. Straight.....left.......straight......left....stra ight....same left.....
I can hear & see it now

Yeah? Yeah? Well at least they ain't sayin' crap like, " Left 5 straight into hairpin right then GAY!"
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Old 12-12-2005, 07:11 PM   #15
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that was very well composed statement, I agree whole heartedly
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Old 12-12-2005, 10:11 PM   #16
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It is once or twice a year when they turn left and right... and Boris makes his presence felt. I'll usually watch the road course events, but that's it.

+1 for the Aussies.

+2 for DTM.
Exactly what I do.
+3 for BTCC
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Old 12-12-2005, 10:15 PM   #17
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Ho hum,

Another NASCAR bashing thread, imagine that.

It seems to me that a lot of people are more invested in hating NASCAR, then loving another form of racing. If you don't like it, change the channel.

He sounds like my grandmother when we used to go watch F1 at Kyalami. You know, the cars all look the same, you only go for the accidents, why do you want to hangout with those redneck car fans etc, etc.
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Old 12-12-2005, 10:36 PM   #18
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Ho hum,

Another NASCAR bashing thread, imagine that.

It seems to me that a lot of people are more invested in hating NASCAR, then loving another form of racing. If you don't like it, change the channel.

He sounds like my grandmother when we used to go watch F1 at Kyalami. You know, the cars all look the same, you only go for the accidents, why do you want to hangout with those redneck car fans etc, etc.

Your first mistake was putting F1 and Nascar in the same statement...
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Old 12-13-2005, 08:55 AM   #19
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You know why I like Brock Yates?

He reads Internet forums... well, select ones. Specifically, he's on Corner-Carvers.com... and he recognized my screen name when I was introduced to him at one of the One Lap stops this year. I thought that was way cooler than what he thinks of NASCAR.

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Old 12-13-2005, 09:31 AM   #20
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Ho hum,

Another NASCAR bashing thread, imagine that.

It seems to me that a lot of people are more invested in hating NASCAR, then loving another form of racing. If you don't like it, change the channel.

He sounds like my grandmother when we used to go watch F1 at Kyalami. You know, the cars all look the same, you only go for the accidents, why do you want to hangout with those redneck car fans etc, etc.
I see the difference in your grandma and Brock being that he is educated in the sport as a whole and in specific. Not that Brock is right or wrong about NASCAR but his view is at least an educated one.
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Old 12-13-2005, 10:53 AM   #21
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You know why I like Brock Yates?

He reads Internet forums... well, select ones. Specifically, he's on Corner-Carvers.com... and he recognized my screen name when I was introduced to him at one of the One Lap stops this year. I thought that was way cooler than what he thinks of NASCAR.

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Now that is definitely unique.

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Old 12-13-2005, 11:27 AM   #22
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Brock's book about the Cannonball was awesome.

I also like how he coined the term "sh itbox" in reference to the overly-hyped first small American car (can't remember the name) to take on the Japanese economy fleet.
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Old 12-13-2005, 11:49 AM   #23
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If you don't like it, change the channel.
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you say that like it's easy to change the channel to another one with racing on it that is not the 16hr/day nascar programming that speed has most of the year
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God help us Speed is adding more NasCrap by running more ARCA races. I'm slowly gravatating to OLN for the love of pete. Rally America, A1 world races, baja 1000, paris to dakar. Real racing that you used to find on Speed!
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Old 12-13-2005, 12:38 PM   #25
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oh and pittspilot nascrap is on at least two channels already as well as two network channels so how is switching channels gonna help me avoid the most boring racing series this side of curling?
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