Monday, January 25, 2010
Dope or Nope
In the past 10 years or so, NASCAR's popularity has grown remarkably. Once a sport that was popular in the south but more of a novelty in the north, it is now not uncommon to see people wearing shirts and jackets with familiary NASCAR numbers (24, and 3 for example) or cars featuring said numbers all over the country.
Talk of moving some NASCAR races into "unfamiliar" northern territories like New York City has been heating up the last few years. There are a couple of races in the Poconos and Dover Delaware that are now hugely attended. The sport is now challenging the 4 major U.S. sports for fan support and dominance.
So, what do you guys think of NASCAR? Personally, I can't stand it. I've tried watching and have been bored out of my skull. Maybe it's because I don't know (or refuse to learn) the intricacies of the sport. Maybe it's because it's too closely related to country music. For whatever reason, I hate it, and I hate that it takes a prominent role on SportsCenter (and ESPN for that matter).