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Old 08-03-2010, 12:15 PM   #31
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Is it as accurate as Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby?
No, that Ricky Bobby thing is all propaganda.
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Old 08-03-2010, 12:16 PM   #32
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This thread has stayed more on topic than most JoMomma threads...

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There really isn't an answer to the OP's question that has any shred of plausibility to it.
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Old 08-03-2010, 12:18 PM   #33
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No, that Ricky Bobby thing is all propaganda.


I bet you think Joe Dirt is made up too
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Old 08-03-2010, 12:27 PM   #34
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I bet you think Joe Dirt is made up too
I'll have to ask Drudge about that one.
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Old 08-03-2010, 12:35 PM   #35
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As a kid, I liked Nascar. Cale Yarborough and Richard Petty.

Cale took a Camaro to LeMans, didn't finish, but had the balls to do it.

Now I absolutely despise it. Nothing "Stock", nothing even remotely interesting. Worse yet are the fellow spectators.

It's like sitting around a truck stop with a bunch of bare chested truck drivers and their buffet sow wives wearing halter tops picking their leg scabs with the salad bar forks. For every "southern belle" you see, you have to filter through 750 Walmart shopping trolls. That "southern belle" is usually just some retired meth addict stripper who's full set of teeth left years ago. Without all that plastic surgery dance money, she has a face too ugly even for her daddy to fuck.

Not one driver can form a complete sentence, which is fine I guess, it's not like any of the fans in the stands ever read an interview the next day.

MotoGP and Superbikes is where it's at. NOTHING trumps the Ducati poon, and the riders will race in the rain at the same fucking speeds the bass fishing butt fuckers all play follow the leader at.

Formula One died when Senna did.
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Old 08-03-2010, 12:58 PM   #36
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I had to watch motocross for quite some time to get into it and understand it. Well, I don't understand all of it...but I have the general principles.

I have come to the conclusion that American's like Nascar simply because the entire race can be viewed in one or two camera pans. No need to keep track of a certain racer-they are all in one camera view.

What part of motocross is most exciting? The first turn where all the bikes are in the same frame.

I don't think most Americans, including me, really like having to keep track of each individual car or bike. F1, motocross, supercross-etc. Now NASCAR? Sit back and drink a beer. All the cars are there and no need to think much.

That is a bit cynical on my part, but that is my conclusion. I can't think of many other striking differences.

I guess Europeans are far more sophisticated in that respect. But then again, are they not usually known for their sophistication?

There there is the fact one can park their winnebego right in the center of the track. Can't beat that American past time!
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Old 08-03-2010, 01:34 PM   #37
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Not one driver can form a complete sentence, which is fine I guess, it's not like any of the fans in the stands ever read an interview the next day.

MotoGP and Superbikes is where it's at. NOTHING trumps the Ducati poon, and the riders will race in the rain at the same fucking speeds the bass fishing butt fuckers all play follow the leader at.
All the drivers nowadays are groomed and very commercial viable. They aren't the good ole boy variety anymore. All the newest stars are from out west and can speak just fine. Jimmie Johnson, the Busch Brothers, Gordon, Greg Biffle. None of them are southern boys. Just that douche Dale Earnhardt Jr who has done nothing in the last several years. This is also hilarious because it pisses off the southerners that their good ole boys are getting the shit kicked out of them by california trash. Hell with the money they make it NASCAR, it's utterly retarded to go road racing. They can make a ton more in NASCAR driving circles.

MotoGP has sucked ass for a long time. Watching someone win by 25 seconds isn't entertaining. Superbike has been iffy this year. Last year it was awesome. Moto2 is by far the most entertaining series going right now without a doubt.
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Old 08-03-2010, 01:50 PM   #38
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What ever happened to "To Each his Own". Some people like Bird Watching others like to hunt. Some actually like to watch Soccer!
This. Lots of motor racing to me is fucking sad to watch, others are pretty exciting. I don't begrudge fans of any of it their taste, or the drivers their skill. It's not hard driving in a circle, just like it's not hard to drive down a 1/4 mile straightaway...but doing it better than the best in the sport all day every day? That's why they make millions, and fans like the particular brand.

Watch what you like, and leave people to their interests.
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Old 08-03-2010, 02:38 PM   #39
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...any reason why we don't see figure 8 tracks so we can get some right hand turns in?
They stopped making the Chrysler Imperial and full-size domestic station wagons.
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Old 08-03-2010, 02:45 PM   #40
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...the only American vehicles capable of handling right-hand turns?
The best cars made for demolition derby.
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Old 08-03-2010, 02:46 PM   #41
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As a kid, I liked Nascar. Cale Yarborough and Richard Petty.

Cale took a Camaro to LeMans, didn't finish, but had the balls to do it.

Now I absolutely despise it. Nothing "Stock", nothing even remotely interesting. Worse yet are the fellow spectators.

It's like sitting around a truck stop with a bunch of bare chested truck drivers and their buffet sow wives wearing halter tops picking their leg scabs with the salad bar forks. For every "southern belle" you see, you have to filter through 750 Walmart shopping trolls. That "southern belle" is usually just some retired meth addict stripper who's full set of teeth left years ago. Without all that plastic surgery dance money, she has a face too ugly even for her daddy to fuck.

Not one driver can form a complete sentence, which is fine I guess, it's not like any of the fans in the stands ever read an interview the next day.

MotoGP and Superbikes is where it's at. NOTHING trumps the Ducati poon, and the riders will race in the rain at the same fucking speeds the bass fishing butt fuckers all play follow the leader at.

Formula One died when Senna did.
Stereotype much?

Fat fans, check
Southerners, check
Incest, check
Uneducated, check
Toothless, check
Wal-Mart, check


You may want to look at where drivers are coming from these days and where a lot of the races are held.

PS: You left out the especially clever part about all the left turns.
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Old 08-03-2010, 03:09 PM   #42
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Stereotype much?

Fat fans, check
Southerners, check
Incest, check
Uneducated, check
Toothless, check
Wal-Mart, check


You may want to look at where drivers are coming from these days and where a lot of the races are held.

PS: You left out the especially clever part about all the left turns.
Shut up, hick.
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Old 08-03-2010, 03:11 PM   #43
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Old 08-03-2010, 03:25 PM   #44
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Talladega was fun to be there, but I don't care to watch it on TV.
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Old 08-03-2010, 03:30 PM   #45
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