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Why I love/hate: The Daytona 500

Posted on: February 7, 2008 2:01 pm

Each week I throw a blog out there asking you all to tell CBS Sports why you love or hate someone or something. We don't care for middle grounds in this blog. Middle grounds are for people much more sane than we are.

This week we're heading to uncharted waters -- NASCAR. We're asking you to share with us why you love or hate the Daytona 500.

How it works is ... coment back on the blog with something like "I hate the Daytona 500 because the sport's premier race should be at the end of the season" or "I love the Daytona 500 because no other sport starts their season off with such a bang." We'll take the best and put them in a mobile video.

You can see how much I know about racing...anyway, I trust yours will be better than mine and don't feel like you have to have a love and a hate. You can just love it, you can just hate it or if you want, you can share why you love some things and hate others.

Just remember to start your response with I love ... or I hate...

That's all. So spread the love and hate. I look forward to reading your responses and any suggestions for future Love/Hates are always appreciated.

Category: Auto Racing

Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: February 14, 2008 3:37 pm



Since: Oct 18, 2007
Posted on: February 14, 2008 6:58 am

Why I love/hate: The Daytona 500

Why I love the Daytona 500? Where else can you see more commercials than racing? Example, "While we were away for commercial break, you missed the 20 car pileup." Since we can't show it too you live, here it is on instant replay!  What kind of buffon runs these productions? If you want to revamp racing, with it's lagging ratings. How about actually SHOWING THE RACE? Back in the "Good Ol' Days", TNN had it right, green to checkered flag without commercials, until a caution came out, then they were back on it, BEFORE the green flag came back out. I know Fox and NBC spent billions of dollars, and needs to make it back on commercials, but come on. I am starting to think that NBC now actually stands for, Nothing But Commercials. NASCAR or Mike Helton needs to have a nice lil sit down, and hammer it home, no commercials during live green flag racing. Or if you have an absolute need to show them, do it split screen like ESPN does for Indy Racing. Does Indy Racing own rights to side by side? For the most part, I love NASCAR and racing in general, (F1, Indy, CART...) I live 30 miles from Bristol, and 2x a year, you'll find me at the track. But Daytona is a 2 week overhyped mess, that usually has a way of embarrassing itself in the form of cheating by crew chiefs, fights on track or off. I will of course watch it, but if you want to wow me, gimme a track 1.5 miles or less, any day of the week. Only reason Daytona is such a great race, where else can you see 20 plus cars worth 500k each, get mauled into a mess of twisted metal and washing the track with all kinds of slick liquids, that will cause the rest of the drivers havoc for 10 laps or so...

Since: Mar 23, 2007
Posted on: February 12, 2008 4:27 pm

Why I love/hate: The Daytona 500

I love it.

After having to wait a couple of months what could be better than to start the season of with the biggest race of the year. 

Since: Feb 8, 2008
Posted on: February 8, 2008 4:50 pm

Why I love/hate: The Daytona 500



......................500 TIMES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I don't like it because I want suspense, which when everyione  knows your next move is taking a left, makes for a long waste of time.

Since: Mar 14, 2007
Posted on: February 7, 2008 6:53 pm

Why I love/hate: The Daytona 500

I love it!! Football is over and it is one more thing I can watch besides having to watch crap on tv or having to go do things on Sunday............. " Now that FOOTBALL IS OVER, YOU SHOULD SPEND MORE TIME WITH ME AT SHOPPING MALLS AND CRAFT SHOPS " that suck. Nascar is a great and wholsome sport that lets me justify my need to not do anything on Sundays. Oh, Little E has got a new car, I can't go to the hippie pet store with you today. Maybe next week!

Hell, I LOVE the Daytona 500 and the whole Nascar season! I am the biggest fan!!!!! Until football season starts.......................

Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: February 7, 2008 4:30 pm

Why I love/hate: The Daytona 500

I love the Daytona 500 because it's the most prestigious race in America and it has all the excitement of opening day thrown in

I hate the Daytona 500 because there is no longterm regular season drama to it because nobody's season is on the line since it is the first race of the season. I think it could provide some of the most memorable moments in sports if it was the last race of the season and you had multiple drivers right in the thick of things fighting for the Cup

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