In Perspective 111910 Things I Learne...

In Perspective 111910 Things I Learned from NASCAR

There are 9 comments on the Van Alstyne Leader story from Nov 20, 2010, titled In Perspective 111910 Things I Learned from NASCAR. In it, Van Alstyne Leader reports that:

After a 43-year hiatus, I finally went to a NASCAR race the other day. I don't know if you're familiar with this thing called NASCAR, but basically it's a bunch of cars going really fast around a track, trying not to hit each other -- both in the car and then physically after the race.

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Paul MacDonald

Canada

#1 Nov 20, 2010
Just go watch Golf,might work better for you than talking about something you have no interest in....

Since: Apr 07

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#2 Nov 20, 2010
Paul MacDonald wrote:
Just go watch Golf,might work better for you than talking about something you have no interest in....
Good point Scots men.
bigl

Buford, GA

#3 Nov 20, 2010
the thing about jr is you can bet that he will start somewhere in the 20s ever week and that more likely he will be a lap down hafe way through the race but its not his fault the car wont handle if i where him next year i would start with the go are go home cars that way he could start an part and go home and play video games are ride go carts are just go out on the lake an have cold one

Since: Dec 06

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#4 Nov 21, 2010
bigl wrote:
the thing about jr is you can bet that he will start somewhere in the 20s ever week and that more likely he will be a lap down hafe way through the race but its not his fault the car wont handle if i where him next year i would start with the go are go home cars that way he could start an part and go home and play video games are ride go carts are just go out on the lake an have cold one
I hope nascar wakes up and stops these start and park cards.Same old crap every week.

Since: Dec 06

Location hidden

#5 Nov 21, 2010
Cars sorry I hit the d

“Just quit jr.”

Since: Aug 09

WVU

#6 Nov 22, 2010
Well at least now, according to Chad Knaus, JJ will finally get the respect that he deserves as a driver....too bad jr will continue to be in the forefront of NASCAR's headlines. Move over JJ so NASCAR can put jr in front of you and your 5 straight cup titles.
buck head

Ford City, PA

#7 Nov 22, 2010
i went my first race in homestead want go back too many whinning sissy racers and when jimmy won the race people sure didnt want to stay after the race the stands cleared and they didnt go see him even when he recieved champion most what i heard in stands were bad stuff and boos for him and chad i wonder about them 2 boys
The Fat and the Furious

Farmington, MI

#8 Nov 22, 2010
buck head wrote:
i went my first race in homestead want go back too many whinning sissy racers and when jimmy won the race people sure didnt want to stay after the race the stands cleared and they didnt go see him even when he recieved champion most what i heard in stands were bad stuff and boos for him and chad i wonder about them 2 boys
I wonder about those fans. Chad and Jimmie simply do what they're supposed to do, just like every team tries to. It's sad that so many bad sports can't appreciate that. I know there's a certain level of jealousy and anger when someone dominates like this and there's nothing wrong with that. It's the way some of these people express it and some of the idiotic things they have to say that is embarrassing (for them.)

Who cares what anyone thinks in the end? Jimmie fans certainly don't give a sh** and others who appreciate what he's done. Jimmie, Chad, Hendrick and the rest of the employees don't care either. They know it's cool for the sheep to hate Jimmie right now and that kind of cult mentality is hard to change. Just as it was cool to like Dale Sr. at a certain point in his career and the sheep followed along. Funny how the sheep see one as a legend and the other they try and deny. It doesn't take a genius to see the hypocrisy in that or to see how many just follow what's the more popular thing to do. Some may really have that opinion, but many, many more just follow the lead. Anyone who knows about human nature, knows that's the truth.

Anyway, some day it will be someone else. Some people will love or hate him, but one thing is absolute. Whatever opinion seems to gain the most attention first, will be the one many others will run with. They'll either come out calling him names, insulting his wife/family, declare he's gay, has no morals, is an a**hole, etc. etc. Or, they sing his praises to the highest mountain, declare he's the best, giving, handsome, talented, etc. etc. Either way they go, they'll probably be way off who the real person is. Everyone has good and bad points and rarely will we see all sides on camera or at the track. The fans opinions will remain just that, opinions. What will motivate those opinions will depend on which side of the fence they fall. None if those opinions will matter at that time either, because he'll go on doing what he does, just as Jimmie does. You either accept it or you move on. That's the way it's always worked and the way it always will. Sometimes being disliked is just as important as being liked when it comes to sports. People like to have their good and bad guys and each can serve a purpose when it comes to the business of sports.

Since: Nov 09

United States

#9 Nov 23, 2010
The Fat and the Furious wrote:
<quoted text>I wonder about those fans. Chad and Jimmie simply do what they're supposed to do, just like every team tries to. It's sad that so many bad sports can't appreciate that. I know there's a certain level of jealousy and anger when someone dominates like this and there's nothing wrong with that. It's the way some of these people express it and some of the idiotic things they have to say that is embarrassing (for them.)
Who cares what anyone thinks in the end? Jimmie fans certainly don't give a sh** and others who appreciate what he's done. Jimmie, Chad, Hendrick and the rest of the employees don't care either. They know it's cool for the sheep to hate Jimmie right now and that kind of cult mentality is hard to change. Just as it was cool to like Dale Sr. at a certain point in his career and the sheep followed along. Funny how the sheep see one as a legend and the other they try and deny. It doesn't take a genius to see the hypocrisy in that or to see how many just follow what's the more popular thing to do. Some may really have that opinion, but many, many more just follow the lead. Anyone who knows about human nature, knows that's the truth.
Anyway, some day it will be someone else. Some people will love or hate him, but one thing is absolute. Whatever opinion seems to gain the most attention first, will be the one many others will run with. They'll either come out calling him names, insulting his wife/family, declare he's gay, has no morals, is an a**hole, etc. etc. Or, they sing his praises to the highest mountain, declare he's the best, giving, handsome, talented, etc. etc. Either way they go, they'll probably be way off who the real person is. Everyone has good and bad points and rarely will we see all sides on camera or at the track. The fans opinions will remain just that, opinions. What will motivate those opinions will depend on which side of the fence they fall. None if those opinions will matter at that time either, because he'll go on doing what he does, just as Jimmie does. You either accept it or you move on. That's the way it's always worked and the way it always will. Sometimes being disliked is just as important as being liked when it comes to sports. People like to have their good and bad guys and each can serve a purpose when it comes to the business of sports.
Spot on.

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