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    Sign of the times for pro sports?

    [size=10pt][size=10pt][size=10pt]Big Three automakers' woes affect NASCAR[/size][/size][/size]
    As Detroit struggles, stock-car racing sponsorship gets scaled back

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27331838/




    For decades, the success of NASCAR's brand of high-octane, fender-banging stock-car racing has been intertwined with the fortunes of the U.S. automotive industry. NASCAR victories represented a nod to Detroit's ingenuity. And showroom sales, in turn, were credited to the exploits on race day. As the marketing adage went: "What wins on Sunday, sells on Monday!"

    But with the Big Three U.S. automakers struggling to survive, they have begun to dramatically scale back their financial involvement in NASCAR, threatening the economic model that has driven the sport's popularity.


    My feeling is that things are going to get tight for many of the pro sports in the next year.

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    Re: Sign of the times for pro sports?

    nascar sucks.
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    Re: Sign of the times for pro sports?

    "gregair13" wrote:
    nascar sucks.

    Lol

    Agreed, I can't stand watching cars drvie in circles for hours

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    Re: Sign of the times for pro sports?

    "V4L" wrote:
    "gregair13" wrote:
    nascar sucks.

    Lol

    Agreed, I can't stand watching cars drvie in circles for hours
    But it does help support global warming, which makes winter shorter, which is a good thing.
    We're bringing purple back.

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    Re: Sign of the times for pro sports?

    "gregair13" wrote:
    nascar sucks.
    +1

    Its so unpredictable also....
    after they finish their first left turn, they turn left again!
    I wonder if the drivers get lopsided, or can't walk straight after turning left all day?

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    Re: Sign of the times for pro sports?

    boogity boogity

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    Re: Sign of the times for pro sports?




    Sports of all stripes are feeling the brunt of the global economic crisis. With season-ticket renewals lagging in the National Basketball Association, Commissioner David Stern has announced cuts in staffing at league offices. The National Football League is revisiting its labor agreement with players as a potential way of paring expenses. The Washington Nationals still haven't found a buyer for naming rights to their new baseball stadium, while Philadelphia's NBA arena is bracing for another name change now that its rights holder, Wachovia Bank, has been gobbled up by Wells Fargo.

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    Re: Sign of the times for pro sports?

    Hopefully NASCAR folds
    Skol Vikings! Go Cubs!

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    Re: Sign of the times for pro sports?

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    Hopefully NASCAR folds
    I agree. It got way too corporate and politically correct in the past 10-15 years for my taste.

    It started out a bunch of rebels that challenged authority and grew into the most tightly internally controlled sport there is.

    maybe it will go back to the good old days .

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    "V4L" wrote:
    "gregair13" wrote:
    nascar sucks.

    Lol

    Agreed, I can't stand watching cars drvie in circles for hours
    I wonder why people find that entertaining.

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