Just on here and cruising the net. Never was into football so am waiting for NASCAR to get started.
All Right I have a confession to make. My Hero's have always been Racers. I have been following Nascar since the first race was on Wide World of Sports back in the early 60's . It's the only Pro Sport I follow.
But I also love to watch the local working guys, ripping around a Dirt Track an may enjoy that even more, because they have some skin in the game.
Gotta agree 100% with that one... NASCAR, ABC, Wide World of Sports? Good grief, ain't we gettin' old now! I go all the way back to the Dumont TV network in NY/NJ watching Saturday night jalopy races from Culver City, CA.
One of the things I like about the NASCAR and racing people in general is you seldom see one up for murder, rape or drug and gun offenses and seldom see a team member flash a gang sign. And you can always understand the words they are saying in interviews. Watching a pro football game you can clearly see what the new age Americans are looking for in their athletes to influence their children. I guess they want them properly prepared for the street life because they pour so much money in it to make it happen.
Of course because it is "professional football" after all, I guess we have to give those kinds of people a pass. (NO pun intended! )
I worked on my '55 GMC all day yesterday, with the Ipod playing on the shop stereo.
I am impatiently waiting for Daytona to start the season, but very rarely sit and watch. Usually have both TV's in the shop tuned in to any of the NASCAR series, World of Outlaws sprints and late models and NHRA when I can catch it too, so I can work on stuff while they are on.
I definitely remember the Wide World of Sports, having to wait thru canoeing and curling to see a small segment of a race! It was sure better than no coverage at all tho!
Sometimes the wife talks me into sitting in the house to watch the Daytona 500 and the Bristol night race with her.