NASCAR and Country music. Are they truly as compatible as chocolate and peanut butter? Let's see what you have to say:
|Which of the following statements best describes your feelings regarding NASCAR?|
|121||28.3%||34.9%||25.4%||I love NASCAR and watch every race I can!|
|138||32.2%||34.1%||31.4%||It's alright. I watch it every once in a while.|
|36||8.4%||5.4%||9.7%||I used to watch, but not anymore.|
|104||24.3%||20.2%||26.1%||I don't dig NASCAR.|
Hmmm. While 60 percent of you like NASCAR, less than 30 percent of you LOVE it.
For the 6.8% that said "What's NASCAR?" please see the above photo.
I've felt that NASCAR's popularity is a little overestimated. It's a shame because it really should be bigger than it is.
The day Dale Sr. died is the day a LOT of folks who had never heard of NASCAR started paying attention. Shortly after that, the rules changes/Chase for the Championship/other nonsense came along and made a sport that should have been very easy to understand, unecessarily complicated.
What should have been "RACE FAST AND WIN" turned in to "RACE FAST but not too fast and make sure there's a lot of drama and make sure that the rules are needlessly complicated to the average viewer."
I can watch a race or two here and there (Daytona, at least one road course, the first Talladega of the season, and a few towards the end of the season if its close and a driver I like is in the Chase). Any more than that requires a little too much of an attention investment on my part. Looks like I'm not alone.
(As an aside, I think Corporate America tends to over-hype NASCAR due to the sheer amount of advertising involved. Sweet Christmas, the cars are rolling billboards and the drivers sound like commercials the second they get a mic in front of them. I understand that money makes the wheels go 'round so to speak, but it's a bit much at times, you know?)
Interesting stuff. Thanks for participating.
Now, if you don't mind, I'd like to switch gears.
"Today, Metroride. Tomorrow, Daytona, baby!"
We have Wisconsin's State of the State address coming up tonight and the President's State of the Union Address coming up tomorrow. I like the concept of taking a moment to assess where we're going as a state and a country. I'd like to do the same for this show. There's a brand new Terry's Bonus Point Poll up right here.
Please participate, score some extra WDEZ Club Points and join me for the results next week along with what I'll call the "State of the Show Address."
Your Blog Keyword for today is "NASCAR15cool". It's good for 250 WDEZ Club Points until 1700 on 1/27/10.
Your TTPK Hint for last night is "flush".