|09/09/22||Different is Good|
|09/02/22||Just the Point|
|08/26/22||Variety: the Spice of NASCAR|
|08/11/22||Fair is Fair|
|08/04/22||The End Justifies the Means|
|07/14/22||The Intimidation Game|
Let 'em Fight
I've pretty much had it with the constant pressure for political correctness...everywhere. A perfect example of it is going on right now in NASCAR. We are fascinated with making sure everyone is getting along. The first question that Kevin Harvick and Brian Vickers will face this week in Texas is, "have you guys talked?"
We're all on the edge of our seats dying to find out when Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano will have a productive conversation and bury the hatchet. Why would you want that?
Isn't it more interesting over the course of a long race, when Jeff Gordon and Clint Bowyer start racing each other? Gordon is still wondering when payback for last November's Phoenix race will come...so are we! That becomes a nice subplot everytime they get close. Same thing for Logano and Tony Stewart.
The history of NASCAR is filled with feuds that lasted for years. I guarantee you that Richard Petty and David Pearson...and Cale Yarborough and Darrell Waltrip didn't call each other up and talk it out. I'm guessing that, even if they tried, the conversations didn't get very far.
You can't have both "boys have at it" and "peace and harmony". They are polar opposites. Pick one. I know which one I'm taking.