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« on: September 19, 2004, 07:04:56 AM »

A new topic has been spawned in the depths of my fragile eggshell mind as of late. It leaves me with a decision to make I’d say, perhaps you will agree.
  Traditional Sunday afternoons here in Buffalo have thousands upon thousands of fans flocked, packed, stacked and glued to the innards of the local pubs, bars, taverns, taprooms, and saloons at this time of the year. We stand, sit and lean the afternoon away and watch our heart break Bills take to the turf. NASCAR for many are an after thought come Sunday afternoon, relegated to the Monday news or in the old days ESPN nightly recap. NASCAR on the television in a bar was considered an interloper if it were to be shown. Even on the dusty Zenith in the far corner between the bristle board and the old cigarette machine. Just a side note, it was the glory days of bristle boards and cigarette machines in a bar. Now we have electronic darts and no smoking at all. Yea, having a bloke with a three hour head start on you blowing smoke in your face at kickoff while having that smoke be the better part of his breath is a memory all kids should have. Yea…. The good ol’ days. But times change and for my money so will some of the channel settings on the sets at the local watering holes, corporate pubs and shirt and tie hangouts. This Sunday I’ll be at a friends retail for on sight consumption beer outlet for the game/race. It’s a done deal. I think it will be this way in many places as the rest of the NASCAR Winsto….NEXTELL CUP season now has meaning. Each week of feverish laps will have unrelenting consequences at every turn. Gone are the days of  “who won yesterday”? NASCAR has meaning on Sunday afternoon. NASCAR has a foot in the door, or ear of it’s fan base from here on out. Weather you like it our not you should notice that the football fans are also race fans and the attention will be split in the pubs from now on. We have already done the deal and there “will be” a screen dedicated to the race on Sundays. But if I can’t make it I moved a few pictures over, broke out a cable splitter and have a 20 incher on top of the ET center. It’s still up in the air which set gets what but…
Thanks to this new fangled points system we can all enjoy the race on a screen somewhere when we get dragged out for Sundays football.
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2004, 12:16:15 PM »

Just how did you coerce them into putting on the race instead of the game?  Around here, you would be "escorted" out of the establishment if you suggested changing the channel from football to Nascar!

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« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2004, 04:05:17 AM »

First reason is we have three tellees and I "claimed one" Second the tight group in Buffalo New York are very open minded people who see the fiber that makes up the sporting world includes in high standard, stock car racing. third....... I'm crazy and the clientel knows it, they also know never pee off a crazy person!
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« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2004, 02:57:12 PM »

man you're so blessed .if i asked people here to turn the the channel to nascar  i would be hung in effiigy in the street.
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