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Old 02-21-2007, 08:04 PM    (permalink
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Default Who Hates all ESPN's new NASCAR coverage?

I do, its stupid theyre encouraging people to feed into this ridiculous "sport" where the most interesting thing is watching cars hit a wall. I am not a fan of NASCAR and if some one could PLEASE explain its appeal id love to hear it.
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Yeah, it is pretty stupid how they're advertising a product that they spent millions of dollars to broadcast. What are they thinking?
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I'm a fan and we went into countless discussions about it here. It's something you can't really explain, you either like it or you don't. ESPN2 broadcasts more activities like bass fishing, billiards, bowling (though I do not mind it that much) and darts/poker so I don't see why it's a big deal. It's highly popular, I believe, and ESPN went after it as NBC dropped its deal.
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I'm fairly certain that ESPN (or ABC technically) will be airing nascar this year. So it would certainly make sense for them to try and advertise and boost popularity as much as possible.
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NASCAR always gets huge ratings. I do not like it at all, but the interest, and money, is out there.
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I like the new ESPN coverage.
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i didnt mind it but once it replace Around The Horn & PTI (for one day) I was pissed
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*shrug* if they're going to play idiotic things like billiards, golf and poker, they might as well add another non-sport to the mix. yet another reason to never tune in.
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NASCAR is the most popular sport in the US, so why not tap into the fan base?
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PTI's on ESPN at 5:30, and ESPN2 at 6:30. You should only be missing the second one.


I, for one, love it. Even if it is not very good, it's nice to see them give the sport some airtime. The reason they're doing it is because they're covering half the races this year.
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I at least appreciate (and find it funny) that they aren't trying to fool themselves and promote the sport as ethically diverse: everyone in the "It's the life" commercials is white...
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i've never watched nascar but i've seen nascar now re-runs at 2 am and its actually not bad.
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actually, something like 50-75 MIllion people tune in for a NASCAR race each week, I don't tihnk you can say the same about football?
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actually, something like 50-75 MIllion people tune in for a NASCAR race each week, I don't tihnk you can say the same about football?
I'm pretty sure you can. I don't really know, though, I just always figured football was first.

I still like NASCAR better anywho.
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actually, something like 50-75 MIllion people tune in for a NASCAR race each week, I don't tihnk you can say the same about football?
given that MNF was on cable this year, it's unlikely. then again, with nascar on cable (i'm assuming ESPN has all the races?), it seems like their ratings will absolutely drop.

regardless, MNF had the highest unofficial cable TV rating ever last year for the giants/cowboys game. at least, according to ESPN.
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actually, something like 50-75 MIllion people tune in for a NASCAR race each week, I don't tihnk you can say the same about football?
given that MNF was on cable this year, it's unlikely. then again, with nascar on cable (i'm assuming ESPN has all the races?), it seems like their ratings will absolutely drop.

regardless, MNF had the highest unofficial cable TV rating ever last year for the giants/cowboys game. at least, according to ESPN.
Fox has the races up to July, (with FX taking some of those), then TNT has a six race stretch, followed by ABC/ESPN from Indy on.
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as an addendum, i would be willing to bet that the NFL's regular game casts total over 50-75 million combined. it's not really fair or informative to compare a single event (there aren't 16 races every sunday) to a sport that breaks it's "event" up into several different parts.
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as an addendum, i would be willing to bet that the NFL's regular game casts total over 50-75 million combined. it's not really fair or informative to compare a single event (there aren't 16 races every sunday) to a sport that breaks it's "event" up into several different parts.
I would think it kind of balances out, because the NFL covers only September through January, while NASCAR is February through November. Also, you can;t watch more than one game at once.

It's a moot point anyway, the reason ESPN is upping their NASCAR coverage is because they're showing the second half of the races this season, including the Chase.
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I don't really care. I don't like it, but since I don't, I don't watch it. I do like seeing that finish to Daytona though. If every race was like that, I'd probably watch the last five minutes of every race. It's still awfully boring IMO, but if people like it, who really cares?
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I feel sorry for the NHL fans, they don't even have a show.
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i do because its going over the regular espn shows sometimes
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