Nascar

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by Cruickinator, Aug 24, 2002.

  1. Cruickinator

    Cruickinator New Member

    Jan 14, 2002
    Nottingham
    I rember during the world cup on alot of forums soccer fans were calling soccer haters and accusing soccer haters of liking NASCAR. What is this about is what it repesents of is it incredibley boring and there should be no logical reason to enjoy it. And is it just NASCAR or other motor sports which get this hard cold shoulder response?
     
  2. skyforge

    skyforge New Member

    Jun 19, 2002
    Tucson, Arizona
    Could you translate this sentence into English please? :)

    I, for one, like soccer and auto racing (including NASCAR but I prefer CART and IRL.)

    Maybe I'm just weird.


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  3. Cruickinator

    Cruickinator New Member

    Jan 14, 2002
    Nottingham
    I'm not saying its weird I nver watched the sport. All I'm saying that I was on the Yahoo forums alot during the worldcup and when someone started calling soccer thier respoonse was along the lines of you probaly sit around allday watchin NASCAR. I was just wonderin what thier problem was with the sport.
     
  4. skyforge

    skyforge New Member

    Jun 19, 2002
    Tucson, Arizona
    99% of the stuff posted on the Yahoo forums is meaningless drivel. Or worse.

    Personally, I wouldn't waste my time trying to figure out why they say the things do.

    But since I don't have anything better to do... :)

    To some fans of other sports, "NASCAR fan" = "ignorant white trash". So when these Yahoo yahoos want to insult someone, they think they're being witty by calling someone a NASCAR fan.

    That's my 20-second "analysis." It's probably such meaningless drivel that's it's better suited for a Yahoo forum than for BigSoccer.

    As far as "what their problem was with the sport" I think it' obvious: they simply don't like it. If you want to know why they don't like it, I don't know the answer.


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  5. Ludahai

    Ludahai New Member

    Jun 22, 2001
    Taichung, Taiwan
    Personally, I love NASCAR. In the South, NASCAR is very popular. I loved going to races at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, Talledega, Briston, and other great race tracks. There is nothing like 43 cars screaming by a several thousand horsepower.
     
  6. Dante

    Dante Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 19, 1998
    Binghamton, NY
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    sorry but...

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    I just can't get into a motorsport where the cars go round and round. That's why I can't watch the IRL either.

    I'll stick with CART, F1 and Rally Racing.
     
  7. kebzach

    kebzach Member

    Dec 30, 2000
    Greenfield, WI
    I really, really like NASCAR.

    So does my girlfriend.
     
  8. ToddP25

    ToddP25 New Member

    Apr 19, 1999
    Richmond, VA
    Big Nascar fan....bigger soccer fan....I live in the northeast.......I don't have alot of friends...
     
  9. Auriaprottu

    Auriaprottu Member+

    Atlanta Damn United FC USOpenCup Champions
    Apr 1, 2002
    The back of the bus
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    Nah, just NASCAR. :) All other motorsports are cool, even NHRA drag racing (a close second-to-last on the I.Q. chart to NASCAR)
     
  10. skyforge

    skyforge New Member

    Jun 19, 2002
    Tucson, Arizona
    Re: Re: Nascar

    I guess my analysis was correct afterall.


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  11. Own Goal Hat-Trick

    Jul 28, 1999
    ColoRADo
    nascar blows...

    rally racing is where its at.
     
  12. Own Goal Hat-Trick

    Jul 28, 1999
    ColoRADo
    Re: Re: Nascar

    and theres nothing better than an F1 car going by with a naturally aspirated engine raging at 16+k RPMs...

    or a rally car drifting around a hairpin turn, then down a slope to go over a hill, catching air going 100+mph...

    or... you could watch these bulky cars that have no right going that fast turn left... and left... and left again...
     
  13. The Gribbler

    The Gribbler Member

    Jul 14, 1999
    Cedar Hill, Texas
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    F1, CART, Rally are all real racing sports. I'll stick with the same arguement as everyone else, NASCAR is just circles.
     
  14. Cruickinator

    Cruickinator New Member

    Jan 14, 2002
    Nottingham
    So basically theres mixed response to it all. Personally I cannot stand any motor sports. Alos is it true that more people go to and watch NASCAR then MLS. I hope not!
     
  15. The Gribbler

    The Gribbler Member

    Jul 14, 1999
    Cedar Hill, Texas
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    yes it is true, there are that many rednecks.
     
  16. Ludahai

    Ludahai New Member

    Jun 22, 2001
    Taichung, Taiwan
    I saw a survey of NASCAR fans last year. The average income of a NASCAR fan was something like 60K a year. I have been to races with well over 125k people in attendance. Most of those around me were NOT rednecks!
     
  17. Auriaprottu

    Auriaprottu Member+

    Atlanta Damn United FC USOpenCup Champions
    Apr 1, 2002
    The back of the bus
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    So, what were they doing at a NASCAR event, then? Masquerading as rednecks?
     
  18. SABuffalo786

    SABuffalo786 New Member

    May 18, 2002
    Buffalo, New York
    I HATE Nascar with a passion. Its the only thing me and that tool Rome agree on.

    Cruickinator: Have you ever seen the show "Cops"? Its basically American police officers going around on calls. Watch when they do a beat in a southern American city. There you will find your common Nascar fan.
     
  19. Dante

    Dante Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 19, 1998
    Binghamton, NY
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well I watched a show on tv where they were in Alabama at some NASCAR event and they went around interviewing the fans... there were TONS of rednecks.

    They showed a shot of the parking lot with the RV's and 9 out of 10 had the Confederate flag flying right along with the flag of their favorite driver. They were interviewing a number of these people and they were the biggest rednecks in every sense. Racist, anti-North, the South will rise again rednecks.
     
  20. ToddP25

    ToddP25 New Member

    Apr 19, 1999
    Richmond, VA
    You watched a show about nascar fans from ALABAMA and there were rednecks? hmmmmmmmm.......Do you think it was the Nascar or maybe the Locale?
    I have been to races in Delaware, New Hampshire, Pennslyvania, and Virginia....Are there trash at these events??? you betcha.......Have I seen white trash rednecks at soccer games??? damn straight......Its not the sport...its society.

    I guess I understand it better since I have to defend this AND when people tell me that the only people who watch soccer are dishwashers and eurotrash......

    Stereotypes are stupid.
     
  21. PSU92

    PSU92 Member

    Feb 27, 1999
    Annandale VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'll take NASCAR over any of the other motor sports.

    Not a huge fan but I'll watch the Daytona 500 & I'll watch NASCAR over the NBA or MLB anytime.
     
  22. Cruickinator

    Cruickinator New Member

    Jan 14, 2002
    Nottingham
    I have seen COPS and amazingly I watch it just to laugh at the people they get involded with I rember one episode with this family dispute with cousuions and that and it was all incest. Funny Stuff.
     
  23. SABuffalo786

    SABuffalo786 New Member

    May 18, 2002
    Buffalo, New York
    Well there you go. Thats Nascars fanbase.
     
  24. Ludahai

    Ludahai New Member

    Jun 22, 2001
    Taichung, Taiwan
    Sure, there are rednecks that go to NASCAR. However, the CHEAP seats are something like $30. The expensive seats go into the hundreds and I can't imagine how much it costs to get your RV in the infield.

    Not everyone flying the Confederate flag is a racist, redneck. I have gone to many UGA football games, and I have seen hundreds for Confederate flags hoisted by middle-class, professional business people (white, black AND Asian). It is a symbol of regional identity for many Southerners.
     
  25. Auriaprottu

    Auriaprottu Member+

    Atlanta Damn United FC USOpenCup Champions
    Apr 1, 2002
    The back of the bus
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--


    ;)

    This may be true, but are you sure you intended to word it as you have? I mean, I've seen several of Dante's posts, and this was one of his best.

    And this doesn't actually offer proof for your first sentence. It's not the money. And, on some occasions, it's not even the color.
     

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