BMWSportTouring BMWST DB
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
#715757 - 07/31/11 10:22 PM A grounds keepers nightmare, NASCAR style...  
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 7,622
Huzband Offline
Member
Huzband  Offline
Member

Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 7,622
Cowford, Fl.


Danny

'07 R12GSA (Moose)
'10 530 XC-W Six Days
'90 RMX 250 (woods weapon)
'02 GasGas 280 Pro (Squirrel)
'08 Black Lab (Auto)
IBA #30344

#715772 - 07/31/11 11:40 PM Re: A grounds keepers nightmare, NASCAR style... [Re: Huzband]  
Joined: Jul 2005
Posts: 5,878
OoPEZoO Offline
Member
OoPEZoO  Offline
Member

Joined: Jul 2005
Posts: 5,878
Amish Country, PA
More interesting to me is about the :54 second mark when they zoom out a little and you can see how empty the stands are.


-Keith (Yup, thats me...and my rubber chicken)

Making the world a better place, one rubber chicken at a time!

'98 Buell S1 Lightning
'06 R1200GS
'86 Honda CB125
'00 R1100RT (parting out, PM me)
#715773 - 07/31/11 11:48 PM Re: A grounds keepers nightmare, NASCAR style... [Re: OoPEZoO]  
Joined: May 2007
Posts: 3,271
ltljohn Offline
Member
ltljohn  Offline
Member

Joined: May 2007
Posts: 3,271
Haycock, PA
I read an article Friday, the first race there drew 250K they expected about 120K today. More empty seats than full. But then how many events can draw 120K.


"I've received many honors but I've already received the highest award I'll ever receive, and that has been the privilege and honor of serving proudly in the United States Navy." RADM Grace Hopper

#715785 - 08/01/11 12:57 AM Re: A grounds keepers nightmare, NASCAR style... [Re: OoPEZoO]  
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 1,317
Fubar Offline
Member
Fubar  Offline
Member

Joined: May 2009
Posts: 1,317
Sarasota, FL
Originally Posted By: OoPEZoO
More interesting to me is about the :54 second mark when they zoom out a little and you can see how empty the stands are.
I hear you. I gave up Nascar last year after 35 years of watching every race and seeing Daytona 4 times in person. Even F1 is more fun, unless you just watch for the wrecks.


Silver '09 R1200RT (the Voot cruiser)
Go BLUE!
bibere artis cervisia

Mark is currently on the road to Castle Anthrax. Please leave your message after the beep.
#715803 - 08/01/11 01:53 AM Re: A grounds keepers nightmare, NASCAR style... [Re: Fubar]  
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 7,622
Huzband Offline
Member
Huzband  Offline
Member

Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 7,622
Cowford, Fl.
It's not so much about NASCAR, but rather the lack of employment. But let's not get political here.

I just thought it was funny to see how they spread grass clippings all over the track.


Danny

'07 R12GSA (Moose)
'10 530 XC-W Six Days
'90 RMX 250 (woods weapon)
'02 GasGas 280 Pro (Squirrel)
'08 Black Lab (Auto)
IBA #30344

#715842 - 08/01/11 06:04 AM Re: A grounds keepers nightmare, NASCAR style... [Re: Huzband]  
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 1,294
RonStewart Offline
Member
RonStewart  Offline
Member

Joined: May 2003
Posts: 1,294
Vancouver, BC
I gave up on the sport a couple of years ago after 20-odd years of watching, including a live Daytona 500 and a live Southern 500.

Pretty hard to tell whether it is the sport or the economy. Too many races. Too many tracks too similar. Too much tv exposure. Too "corporate." Too few characters; the few characters are jerks. Cars too uniform. Too many races are too long. (Why, oh why, do we need 1000 miles at Pocono every year?)

Don't know if I am representative.


Ron Stewart
Tsawwassen, BC
motorbikeless
#715970 - 08/01/11 07:23 PM Re: A grounds keepers nightmare, NASCAR style... [Re: RonStewart]  
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 1,317
Fubar Offline
Member
Fubar  Offline
Member

Joined: May 2009
Posts: 1,317
Sarasota, FL
Originally Posted By: RonStewart
Too many races. Too many tracks too similar. Too much tv exposure. Too "corporate." Too few characters; the few characters are jerks. Cars too uniform. Too many races.

+1


Silver '09 R1200RT (the Voot cruiser)
Go BLUE!
bibere artis cervisia

Mark is currently on the road to Castle Anthrax. Please leave your message after the beep.
#715996 - 08/01/11 08:47 PM Re: A grounds keepers nightmare, NASCAR style... [Re: Fubar]  
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 49
K12LTS Offline
Newer Member
K12LTS  Offline
Newer Member

Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 49
Indiana
I've been to Daytona, several years at Talladega and every Brickyard up until about three years ago.

I don't know what it is, but it just doesn't do it for me anymore.

Yesterday's race at Indy was pretty good. Lots of lead changes and a new guy got the win.


2010 R1200RT
2006 KLR650
1981 R100RS
2011 Ural Patrol

#716007 - 08/01/11 09:19 PM Re: A grounds keepers nightmare, NASCAR style... [Re: OoPEZoO]  
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 3,311
keithb Offline
Member
keithb  Offline
Member

Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 3,311
Huntington Beach, Ca.
"More interesting to me is about the :54 second mark when they zoom out a little and you can see how empty the stands are."
_________________________
You have seen Laguna Seca 3 weeks ago during the Rolex challenge. Stands largely empty. Nobody on the "hill". I was surprised at the turnout for MotoGP a week ago.


Keith
'05 R1200RT, Ruby, as in RED, '04 R1150RT
'99 Ducati 748 BiPosto, '93 Seca II, '93 K1100RS,
'83 Yamaha Maxim 750
#716024 - 08/01/11 10:53 PM Re: A grounds keepers nightmare, NASCAR style... [Re: K12LTS]  
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 342
Uncle Beemer Offline
Member
Uncle Beemer  Offline
Member

Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 342
Knoxville,TN
Originally Posted By: K12LTS
I've been to Daytona, several years at Talladega and every Brickyard up until about three years ago.

I don't know what it is, but it just doesn't do it for me anymore.

Yesterday's race at Indy was pretty good. Lots of lead changes and a new guy got the win.
It's the loss of Dale Sr.


2004 R1150RT
Page 1 of 2 1 2

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0
Page Time: 0.010s Queries: 15 (0.002s) Memory: 2.7988 MB (Peak: 2.9865 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2017-12-15 19:56:15 UTC