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tony hipchest
07-22-2006, 12:22 PM
after denny hamlins first win on the track and him stealing the poll this time around he surely has to be looked as a favorite. stewart and kurt bush need to rebound in the worst way as they are out of the top 10. kasey kahne and his 4 wins cannot be overlooked. 2 darkhorses i will be watching is brian vickers for a possible 1st win and scott riggs for a top 5. i look for edwards and kenseth to possibly make some noise and maybe quietly squeak out a win.

1) k. kahne
2) t. stewart
3) kurt bush
4) d. hamlin
5) b. vickers
6) j. johnson

tony hipchest
07-22-2006, 12:29 PM
looks like SG is swimming in the poconos. bummer. hopefully the weather clears to get the race in tomorrow. monday races suck especially for those who make it to the track.




Kurt Busch
Tony Stewart
Denny Hamlin
Kyle Busch
Brian Vickers

Jeremy
07-22-2006, 12:30 PM
Stewart is done. He's hurt, he's fat, and he's mad.

Look for Brian Vickers to break throught this week with a big win.

tony hipchest
07-23-2006, 06:07 PM
after denny hamlins first win on the track and him stealing the poll this time around he surely has to be looked as a favorite. stewart and kurt bush need to rebound in the worst way as they are out of the top 10. kasey kahne and his 4 wins cannot be overlooked. 2 darkhorses i will be watching is brian vickers for a possible 1st win and scott riggs for a top 5. i look for edwards and kenseth to possibly make some noise and maybe quietly squeak out a win.

1) k. kahne
2) t. stewart
3) kurt bush
4) d. hamlin
5) b. vickers
6) j. johnson 5 of my picks finished in the top 7. if i could just put em in order id be a millionaire. kudos to kurt bush for saying rusty has gotta be hapy to see the #2 paSS THE #24 late in the race.

represent! awesome job for a rookie to get his 2nd win of the year.

Jeremy
07-23-2006, 06:55 PM
Stewart should have been parked after his little temper tantrum.

Fire Haley
07-23-2006, 07:17 PM
Ho-hum. If it wasn't for the new format, this would be a 2 car title chase.

Family ties...JR gets beat by Mikey 2 races in a row.

'Give&Take' Tony gets black-flagged for another 'Daytona' move? Too little, too late.

Way to go Denny Hamlin!!!

TNT SUCKS

That is all.

cbalke
07-23-2006, 07:21 PM
TNT SUCKS


agreed.

nbc and tnt have successfully put together the all-time WORST announcing team in the history of any sport.

i don't want to hear "OOOOOH!" and then no description of what happened. they do that at least 7 times every race. dumb-asses.

tony hipchest
07-23-2006, 08:48 PM
Ho-hum. If it wasn't for the new format, this would be a 2 car title chase.

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i.e. noone would even pay attention once football started.

im getting sick of listenning to tony stewart bitch with his holier than thou attitude after every race. and the comparrisons to dale sr. gotta be sickenning. atleast newman didnt wreck him on purpose last weekend. yet stewart feels he can do whatever he wants on the track. these little black flag penalties they give him are a joke. he needs a suspension.

cant agree more about tbs/nbc. i used to be able to tolerate manny, moe, and jack in the booth, but with the prospects of abc/ espn taking over with a rusty wallace led call team... i cant wait.

BB2W
07-23-2006, 09:51 PM
Stewart is an ass!!!

I had my best week in fantasy NASCAR with 349 points. :cool:

SteelerzGirl
07-24-2006, 12:09 AM
I had a great time in the Poconos! Saturday?s practice was rained out, but we kept ourselves occupied with indoor activities. The weather couldn?t have been more beautiful for the race. Jimmie, of course, looked like the NASCAR god that he is, and Tony Stewart really is a slob and needs punched in the mouth. I actually did think of everyone here who participates in the SF NASCAR Fantasy League, and was watching all your favorites, too, especially that #2 car, which I started in fantasy, as well as the #11. Woot! It was loud and crazy, and I loved every minute of it! The only thing that could have made the weekend better was if Jimmie would have won the race. We met a ton of people and all had a great time regardless of who everyone?s favorite driver was.

Congrats on your great week in fantasy, BB2W! Wow, you did great! :celebrate

Tony, thank you for posting my picks this week. I owe ya one! :smile:

cbalke
07-24-2006, 08:15 AM
...abc/ espn taking over with a rusty wallace led call team... i cant wait.


man, i'm anxious for espn cause i like the format they do for irl(especially keeping the screen while commercials air), but i'm soooooo not looking forward to rusty.

in full disclosure, i was a rusty fan when i first started watching nascar a few years back. but, he's always come across as such an arrogant ass that i really don't like watching the guy anymore. i wasn't too thrilled when busch took over his ride(i was actually hoping for mcmurray), but i was just so glad i wouldn't have to hear his damn voice any more.

oh well...there's always MRN. those dudes know how to announce a race! especially with good ole dave moody who hosts sirius speedway every afternoon. dude's actually pretty funny.

Fire Haley
07-24-2006, 08:01 PM
man, i'm anxious for espn cause i like the format they do for irl(especially keeping the screen while commercials air.

NASCAR axed the idea of the split-screen...the sponsors won't allow it....

Jayski:

No Splitscreen option? No says NASCAR: Fans hoping that NASCAR’s move to ABC/ESPN would improve their viewing experience may be in for a rude awakening. Although the networks employ a “Side-By-Side” split-screen feature for its Indy Racing League coverage that allows viewers to continue watching the action while commercials play, NASCAR has forbidden ABC/ESPN or any of its other TV partners from marketing that kind of advertising. “We’ve looked at a lot of options to enhance the fan/viewer experience but feel that a split-screen presentation of ads and racing serves neither the fan nor advertiser,” says Ramsey Poston, NASCAR’s managing director of corporate communications. “Our TV partners do an excellent job of immediately returning to significant track action when it happens during commercials. With replays and other technology, the networks make sure NASCAR fans get the best, most comprehensive race coverage anywhere.”

tony hipchest
07-24-2006, 08:15 PM
“We’ve looked at a lot of options to enhance the fan/viewer experience but feel that a split-screen presentation of ads and racing serves neither the fan nor advertiser,”

i think they mean just the advertiser. thanks for the update, cause i was really looking forward to this feature next season. makes sense the sponsors would have no part of it though. just like it will never happen in the nfl. these advertisers just dump too much $$$ into the sport to not have a full screen with our undivided attention.

cbalke
07-24-2006, 09:19 PM
doh! that sucks. definitely DOES enhance the fan experience. don't know who nascar was asking about that, but it wasn't a racing fan, that's for sure.... :(

AND, they do NOT do a good job of immediately returning to the action. just this past weekend they missed frickin FOUR restarts! how hard is it to get back for a restart? the damn pace car goes lights out for one fricking lap before they go again...at pocono that translates to almost 3 DAMN minutes!

absolutely retarded. if they're not going to do it, fine, whatever don't do it. but don't bullshit us about why, you know?

SteelerzGirl
07-24-2006, 09:26 PM
I like the split-screen format, too. Bummer it's a no-go. :frown:

Oh well, I have PIP and don't have to watch those big 'ol commercials anyway if I don't want to. :smile:

Fire Haley
07-24-2006, 09:40 PM
Another decision which shows it's not about the fans...it's about the top guys wallets.

Too bad they can't seem to realize the spiltscreen is the best all worlds. As the cars go around the track viewers can see sponsors names slapped all over the sides of the cars while the commercials show even more advertisers. The other obvious thing is the fans would love it, not complain about the obvious excess of commercials, and see the other quarter of the race that's missed due to commercials. This would increase viewership not decrease it!

That's why I'm not a NASCAR fan, I'm a Matt Kenseth fan.

SteelerzGirl
07-24-2006, 09:52 PM
You're right, Killer. I like to watch the IRL races, too, and I really do like the split screen feature. I actually like seeing an entire race if I'm not at the track! :smile:

Jeremy
07-25-2006, 12:27 AM
NASCAR has totally sold out to the big money. The heart and soul of the sport is gone.

If you want to watch real stock car racing, check out Hooter's Pro Cup.

cbalke
07-25-2006, 07:13 AM
I'm getting more and more into NHRA for this very reason. They do their sponsorship stuff too, of course, but at least they don't have the feel that they've completely sold out their sport to their sponsors....