Hate NASCAR but, will watch this one time.

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Hate NASCAR but, will watch this one time.

It is all over the news Danica Patrick made the pole position for the Daytona 500! GO DANICA!

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Daytona: Giant ass waste.

Daytona: Giant ass waste.
All the fun is in the crashing, so why not just drop cars off a cliff onto crowds of people who have to try and scramble out of the way? Same sport, minus the fuel. Victory goes to the first to hit the ground.

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Vastet wrote:Daytona: Giant

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Daytona: Giant ass waste. All the fun is in the crashing, so why not just drop cars off a cliff onto crowds of people who have to try and scramble out of the way? Same sport, minus the fuel. Victory goes to the first to hit the ground.

Vaset all sports no mater what, especially in the final lap/quarter/set, match/round, are much more exciting when close at the end of the game, no matter the sport.

To the fans of respective sports, crashing is fun to the fans of racing, fighting is fun to the fans of hockey, a sack or clothsline tackle in the NFL, and I am sure soccer fans love a good body slam. None of it is different.

 

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Brian37 wrote:crashing is

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crashing is fun to the fans of racing, fighting is fun to the fans of hockey, a sack or clothsline tackle in the NFL, and I am sure soccer fans love a good body slam. None of it is different.

 

yeah, it is...none of those you mentioned waste thousands of gallons of gasoline.

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iwbiek wrote:Brian37

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crashing is fun to the fans of racing, fighting is fun to the fans of hockey, a sack or clothsline tackle in the NFL, and I am sure soccer fans love a good body slam. None of it is different.

 

yeah, it is...none of those you mentioned waste thousands of gallons of gasoline.

Even worse, it's high octane racing fuel. I used to race quarter mile and my 407 chevy nova would go through 15 gallons in six runs. All the racing sports are doomed unless they start using renewable fuels.

 


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digitalbeachbum wrote:iwbiek

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iwbiek wrote:

Brian37 wrote:

crashing is fun to the fans of racing, fighting is fun to the fans of hockey, a sack or clothsline tackle in the NFL, and I am sure soccer fans love a good body slam. None of it is different.

 

yeah, it is...none of those you mentioned waste thousands of gallons of gasoline.

Even worse, it's high octane racing fuel. I used to race quarter mile and my 407 chevy nova would go through 15 gallons in six runs. All the racing sports are doomed unless they start using renewable fuels.

 

That is ridiculous. NASCAR makes plenty of money, gas is hardly going to make them broke. NASCAR teams spend far more on tires than they do on gasoline each race (approx. $20,000 on tires per team, NASCAR estimates that about 6,000 gallons of gasoline are burned by all the teams combined). Their cars cost them $1.5 million+ each. The payroll for each team is well into the millions. Gas is nowhere near their most significant expense and NASCAR remains quite profitable. 

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digitalbeachbum wrote:

iwbiek wrote:

Brian37 wrote:

crashing is fun to the fans of racing, fighting is fun to the fans of hockey, a sack or clothsline tackle in the NFL, and I am sure soccer fans love a good body slam. None of it is different.

 

yeah, it is...none of those you mentioned waste thousands of gallons of gasoline.

Even worse, it's high octane racing fuel. I used to race quarter mile and my 407 chevy nova would go through 15 gallons in six runs. All the racing sports are doomed unless they start using renewable fuels.

 

That is ridiculous. NASCAR makes plenty of money, gas is hardly going to make them broke. NASCAR teams spend far more on tires than they do on gasoline each race (approx. $20,000 on tires per team, NASCAR estimates that about 6,000 gallons of gasoline are burned by all the teams combined). Their cars cost them $1.5 million+ each. The payroll for each team is well into the millions. Gas is nowhere near their most significant expense and NASCAR remains quite profitable. 

i'm not talking about profits.  i'm talking about blatant, wasteful, environmentally harmful squandering of a nonrenewable resource.

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iwbiek wrote:i'm not talking

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i'm not talking about profits.  i'm talking about blatant, wasteful, environmentally harmful squandering of a nonrenewable resource.

 Whatever amount of gas that is consumed during a Nascar race is insignificant compared to the amount of gas that is consumed by humanity using traditional transportation in a single day.   Eliminate Nascar forever if you want to, the gas savings wouldn't even be noticed.  Pointless anger over a symbolic offense.  Phfft.

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iwbiek wrote:Brian37

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crashing is fun to the fans of racing, fighting is fun to the fans of hockey, a sack or clothsline tackle in the NFL, and I am sure soccer fans love a good body slam. None of it is different.

 

yeah, it is...none of those you mentioned waste thousands of gallons of gasoline.

Bingo.

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Whatever amount of gas that is consumed during a Nascar race is insignificant compared to the amount of gas that is consumed by humanity using traditional transportation in a single day.   Eliminate Nascar forever if you want to, the gas savings wouldn't even be noticed.  Pointless anger over a symbolic offense.  Phfft.

Symbolic my ass. No 'sport' destroys the environment like racing. Only full out war causes as much damage, and that's even ignoring the ridiculously huge amounts of burned fuel. One single race uses more fuel than an entire town will use in a week.

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 Whatever amount of gas that is consumed during a Nascar race is insignificant compared to the amount of gas that is consumed by humanity using traditional transportation in a single day.   Eliminate Nascar forever if you want to, the gas savings wouldn't even be noticed.  Pointless anger over a symbolic offense.  Phfft.

ok, so nascar, formula 1, etc., stay because they only fuck shit up a little bit instead of monumentally.

fucking epic problems are usually amalgams of a shit-ton of "symbolic" ones.  if we don't start tackling these little by little nothing will change.  i say send nascar the way of the cock-fight and gladiator matches.

"I have never felt comfortable around people who talk about their feelings for Jesus, or any other deity for that matter, because they are usually none too bright. . . . Or maybe 'stupid' is a better way of saying it; but I have never seen much point in getting heavy with either stupid people or Jesus freaks, just as long as they don't bother me. In a world as weird and cruel as this one we have made for ourselves, I figure anybody who can find peace and personal happiness without ripping off somebody else deserves to be left alone. They will not inherit the earth, but then neither will I. . . . And I have learned to live, as it were, with the idea that I will never find peace and happiness, either. But as long as I know there's a pretty good chance I can get my hands on either one of them every once in a while, I do the best I can between high spots."
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