Saturday, November 20, 2010

Masterpiece of Self Delusion

The last NASCAR race of the season is this weekend, in case anyone cares. Not many do, apparently, as television ratings are down something like 20% and stands are about 60% occupied.

NASCAR decided that part of the ratings problem was that races were starting at differing times and, perhaps, fans could not read television schedules so they announced that future races would have a "consistent starting time." The announcement turned out to be that starting times would now be, "1 p.m. Eastern, 3 p.m. Eastern or 7:30 p.m. Eastern for nearly all events in 2010."

For "nearly" all events. They certainly have redefined the word "consistent."


Bartender Cabbie said...

Good one. I enjoy a NASCAR race once in a while. Saw the Daytona 500 a few years back. I actually prefer the open wheel type of racing but that is neither here nor there. I liken NASCAR to Pro Wrestling. It has it peaks and valleys of popularity.

Jayhawk said...

Open wheel (IRL) is going to get good in 2012, with the addition of GM in the V-6 engine business and now Lotus back in the game as well. NASCAR may be having trouble filling their fields by then.

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