UncleHubie's Blog
Views
390
Comments
21

ANNOUNCER OVERLOAD

If I hear one more time how fast and great the Gen-6 NASCAR is I'm going to puke. Just how long can these announcers beat this poor old pony? Must be that without Danica doing anything more than just driving around, running into cars and getting in the way they have nothing to talk about. It's a sad state of affairs at best.

I have a lot of respect for Darrell Waltrip - but after a while I find it hard to take much more of his blabbering and 'over analyzing' every second of a race. Larry 'Mac' has got into doing the same thing. It must the new concept sent down from the 'powers that be' - whoever they are. And, then there's Mikey - the Waltrip double-team is more than I can absorb, total overload for me. Please, find me another Benny Parsons (damn, I miss him).

God gave these guys one mouth and two ears - like most everyone else - they should learn to use them in the proper ratio.

Believe it or not I can see Carl Edwards (or whoever) getting loose and loosing positions. I can see XYZ going to the inside or 'up high' trying to make a move on ABC. I can see that - it's television for crying out loud. I don't need to be told what I'm seeing every single second - if it were radio that would be a different matter.

Please. Will there be a time when Danica Patrick can come close to living up to the hype and be competitive at a track that actually takes a fair amount of driver skill? I'm doubting it - she's more of of a "media-built-dream" than a race car driver. If she really wants to do NASCAR perhaps she should go back to the Nationwide Series and learn what it's really about. In reality we know that will never happen. I wonder what she's going to do when the world finally realizes she isn't going to cut it in this league of racing. Maybe she'll come out with a clothing line or some kind of makeup and hair thing.

Oh, wait. There was a race at Dover. That's the one where Tony Stewart took away another possible win for Juan Montoya in the final laps. Nice win by Stewart, great race for Montoya and a good go for Jeff Gordon. Brad K had the best Ford finish but seems like Paul, in his first race back has himself in trouble again - front to low in post race insection. Oh, my. Now What?

June 3, 2013  03:27 PM ET

Thankfully they are mentionning Danica less and less during the races......hard to see her way back there.
But I had to chuckle at Charlotte when her honey bunny sent her to the wall......she sided with her boss against him.....but they made up so all is nicey nicey again.......(gag)

Speaking of SHR drivers, stupid move by Newman to Gilliland......especially since Newman needs a ride next year

I think all the announcers over state the obvious, repeatedly.....however, I do like it when a cup driver sits in the NW booth and ventures their opinion....it is more technical and I learn more from that perspective.

June 3, 2013  03:31 PM ET

My suggestion: Have the race on the TV, muted, and listen to the MRN/PRN broadcast either on the radio or through the internet. I have been doing this since about halfway through last year and it is great. I am spared the stupidity of the announcers, and the radio broadcast actually talks about the racing going on in the field not just the leader clicking off laps. And the fun thing is on the internet MRN's broadcast is about 5-10 seconds ahead of the TV, so you can hear about the wreck, blown engine, etc., then look up and watch it on TV. Plus the announcers on radio are unbiased so there is little talk of Danica, how Toyodas are superior cars, or one of the men in the booth openly rooting for certain drivers in the field.

I used to think Fox had the superior announce crew when Fox first got the NASCAR contract, but now its just laughable with DW sounding like an idiot half the time, Hammond wondering the track, the Hollywood Hotel segments being mostly pointless, and the overall broadcast not covering what is happening on the track, like not interrupting the Oh-So-Important Mid-Race Report to cover the wreck they are showing on the split screen.

June 3, 2013  03:33 PM ET

Penske is giving some slowly increasing chances to Dinger.......he held his own, decent finish at Indy 500, followed by early crashes in Detroit.......part of the learning process. Dinger will run a few NW races later on.....I originally slammed Dinger for his "someone gave me a pill" excuse.......but now I am wishing him well, since he went through rehab and is trying to make things right....I always respect that.

June 3, 2013  04:42 PM ET

Gen-6 car is no better than the COT.. if you didn't care about the announce team of DW & Larry Mac.. wait until TNT takes over this weekend at Pocono and you have to listen Wally Dull-enbach and Kyle Petty.. then have to endure TNT's 'through the field' segments where they don't show any racing just the top 10-15 cars to please the sponsors.. you'll be wishing for Larry Mac and DW and his 'Boogity.. Boogity.. Boogity'.. and one last observation.. JPM will NEVER win on an oval

June 3, 2013  07:25 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Gen-6 car is no better than the COT.. if you didn't care about the announce team of DW & Larry Mac.. wait until TNT takes over this weekend at Pocono and you have to listen Wally Dull-enbach and Kyle Petty.. then have to endure TNT's 'through the field' segments where they don't show any racing just the top 10-15 cars to please the sponsors.. you'll be wishing for Larry Mac and DW and his 'Boogity.. Boogity.. Boogity'.. and one last observation.. JPM will NEVER win on an oval

you are right on all counts....

June 3, 2013  09:53 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Gen-6 car is no better than the COT.. if you didn't care about the announce team of DW & Larry Mac.. wait until TNT takes over this weekend at Pocono and you have to listen Wally Dull-enbach and Kyle Petty.. then have to endure TNT's 'through the field' segments where they don't show any racing just the top 10-15 cars to please the sponsors.. you'll be wishing for Larry Mac and DW and his 'Boogity.. Boogity.. Boogity'.. and one last observation.. JPM will NEVER win on an oval

The Gen-6 car "IS" better than the COT - ask any driver or team leader. My point, which you missed, was about the announcers touting it over and over and over. I'll take Kyle Petty's view over either of the Waltrip brothers day in and day out. And, about Montoya never winning on a oval - please - you've got to be old enough (but maybe not) that saying 'never' is a killer. Crap, even Derick Cope won the 500.

June 3, 2013  09:58 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Thankfully they are mentionning Danica less and less during the races......hard to see her way back there.But I had to chuckle at Charlotte when her honey bunny sent her to the wall......she sided with her boss against him.....but they made up so all is nicey nicey again.......(gag)Speaking of SHR drivers, stupid move by Newman to Gilliland......especially since Newman needs a ride next yearI think all the announcers over state the obvious, repeatedly.....however, I do like it when a cup driver sits in the NW booth and ventures their opinion....it is more technical and I learn more from that perspective.

Allow me this question: If you had to choose between Ryan Newman and Danica Patrick (sponsorship aside) as a driver who would be on your list? You never know, the SHR team might go to four cars next year - but probably won't. It's all about the $$$ with DP and the phony media hype - but that can only last so long - just like it did in IndyCar.

June 3, 2013  10:08 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Allow me this question: If you had to choose between Ryan Newman and Danica Patrick (sponsorship aside) as a driver who would be on your list? You never know, the SHR team might go to four cars next year - but probably won't. It's all about the $$$ with DP and the phony media hype - but that can only last so long - just like it did in IndyCar.

I take Newman.

The new car will take some sorting. And it may never be a "good" race car. Same basic problems, a heavy under tired brick. It was one thing when actual production based cars raced. Now that it no more than a spec series, they should build a decent racer.

Maybe, just maybe JPM is starting to get it. At least he won't have to dodge jet dryers anymore.

June 3, 2013  10:30 PM ET

I would take Newman over Danica also.....Danica was not that great in Indy car.....she usually ran between 7th and 12th....rarely led any laps......and only one rain win to her credit. At least Newman has many good finishes and the odd win.

About his ride next year.......it was the Waltrip brothers that were discussing his lack of ride next year and no one knows where he might go........meaning no rumours yet on it........so sounds like 3 cars next year for SHR.........I'm assuming that Harvick will take over the 29.

June 3, 2013  10:50 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

I would take Newman over Danica also.....Danica was not that great in Indy car.....she usually ran between 7th and 12th....rarely led any laps......and only one rain win to her credit. At least Newman has many good finishes and the odd win.About his ride next year.......it was the Waltrip brothers that were discussing his lack of ride next year and no one knows where he might go........meaning no rumours yet on it........so sounds like 3 cars next year for SHR.........I'm assuming that Harvick will take over the 29.

Stewart/Harvick would be a solid team.

June 3, 2013  11:23 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Stewart/Harvick would be a solid team.

Wouldn't Stewart, Harvick, Newman be better than continuing with DP? Oh, I forgot about the GoDaddy bucks - that buys the 'ride' - with a lot of luck maybe even mid-field next year. But, with the media's and NASCAR's 'bought-out-support' it works out. For me personally, I'd rather see Newman and Harvick in the best equipment Hendrick (SHR does jack little by themselves) can provide. It might be time for Tony to take the position little Mickey has taken at MWR and hang up the gloves most of the year.

June 4, 2013  11:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Allow me this question: If you had to choose between Ryan Newman and Danica Patrick (sponsorship aside) as a driver who would be on your list? You never know, the SHR team might go to four cars next year - but probably won't. It's all about the $$$ with DP and the phony media hype - but that can only last so long - just like it did in IndyCar.

I would take Newman along with everyone else.

While I agree Danica has been overhyped since day one, I present this question to everyone: Removing the media hype if Danica Patrick were a typical rookie driver would you be disappointed with her career since joining NASCAR? Heck you can even include her Indy career.

June 4, 2013  11:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Wouldn't Stewart, Harvick, Newman be better than continuing with DP? Oh, I forgot about the GoDaddy bucks - that buys the 'ride' - with a lot of luck maybe even mid-field next year. But, with the media's and NASCAR's 'bought-out-support' it works out. For me personally, I'd rather see Newman and Harvick in the best equipment Hendrick (SHR does jack little by themselves) can provide. It might be time for Tony to take the position little Mickey has taken at MWR and hang up the gloves most of the year.

In this day and age sponsors are key, and if a driver can bring their own sponsor that's a package deal few owners can afford to refuse, especially when you are running multiple cars with many races of blank spaces for each car. Few owners have the resources or clout to have a sponsor funnel money into a Cup program even though they aren't/can't be on the car (think Penske and Verison). John Wes Townley and Paul Menard are both drivers who will probably always have a ride because they will always have a sponsor behind them. Townley's biggest claim to Cup fame is stepping out of the car after qualifying at Pocono because he wasn't ready to race there, and Menard has a single win in his 10 year career.

June 4, 2013  12:51 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

The Gen-6 car "IS" better than the COT - ask any driver or team leader. My point, which you missed, was about the announcers touting it over and over and over. I'll take Kyle Petty's view over either of the Waltrip brothers day in and day out. And, about Montoya never winning on a oval - please - you've got to be old enough (but maybe not) that saying 'never' is a killer. Crap, even Derick Cope won the 500.

How is the Gen-6 car any better than the COT??.. Drivers still can't pass.. and the racing is just as boring.. Hamlin spoke out about the Gen-6 and was fined over it.. REMEMBER THAT??.. so why wouldn't drivers say they didn't like it after that??..
With JPM he's been in the series 8 years and still hasn't gotten an oval win.. Cope got lucky at Daytona after Earnhardt cut a tire on the final lap that year.. of course Cope did get another 'oval' win that year at Dover.. even a 'blind squirrel' can find a nut..
I'm just stating my opinion when I say JPM will NEVER get an oval win.. last I look this is the USA and I can still voice my opinion.. just like you're 'entitled' to your opinion when you say you'll take Kyle Petty's view over the Waltrip brothers.. you're wrong.. but you're 'entitled' to your opinion

June 4, 2013  12:58 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Allow me this question: If you had to choose between Ryan Newman and Danica Patrick (sponsorship aside) as a driver who would be on your list? You never know, the SHR team might go to four cars next year - but probably won't. It's all about the $$$ with DP and the phony media hype - but that can only last so long - just like it did in IndyCar.

Apples and oranges.. Newman is the better driver.. no question.. but if Danica can bring in the sponsorship dollars and the sponsors want her in the car.. guess who I'm putting in the car??.. it ain't Newman.. sponsors are what keep this sport going.. SHR knows that too

June 4, 2013  01:06 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

At least Newman has many good finishes and the odd win.About his ride next year.......it was the Waltrip brothers that were discussing his lack of ride next year and no one knows where he might go........meaning no rumours yet on it........so sounds like 3 cars next year for SHR.........I'm assuming that Harvick will take over the 29.

Rumors I've heard that SHR will be a 4 car team.. with Harvick in the #4 (Ernie Irvan) with Budweiser coming along

June 4, 2013  04:08 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

.........I'm assuming that Harvick will take over the 29.

Typo......meant the #39

June 4, 2013  04:10 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Apples and oranges.. Newman is the better driver.. no question.. but if Danica can bring in the sponsorship dollars and the sponsors want her in the car.. guess who I'm putting in the car??.. it ain't Newman.. sponsors are what keep this sport going.. SHR knows that too

With sponsoship being the only deciding factor (and it often is)....I agree with you.

But, if I had my free choice (with sponsors), it would be Newman, because he can still drive.

June 4, 2013  04:11 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Rumors I've heard that SHR will be a 4 car team.. with Harvick in the #4 (Ernie Irvan) with Budweiser coming along

Haven't heard those rumours.......hope you are right.

 
June 4, 2013  04:40 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

With sponsoship being the only deciding factor (and it often is)....I agree with you.But, if I had my free choice (with sponsors), it would be Newman, because he can still drive.

If I had to choice.. it would be Newman.. no question.. but since Newman ain't paying the bills.. and the sponsor.. in this case Go-Daddy.. wants Danica in the car.. then she's in the car.. no question

Comment

Remember to keep your posts clean. Profanity will get filtered, and offensive comments will be removed.


Start Your Own Blog

Start Now

Truth & Rumors

MOST POPULAR

  1. 1
    Woodson's next job
    Views
    3128
    Comments
    1100
  2. 2
    Lee on the Yankees' radar (Burnett, too)
    Views
    11052
    Comments
    529
  3. 3
    Rangers pegged as unsportsmanlike divers
    Views
    2206
    Comments
    274
  4. 4
    Heat rising on new sheriff Quintal
    Views
    3293
    Comments
    120
  5. 5
    Geno insists he'll beat out Vick
    Views
    5283
    Comments
    82

SI.com

SI Photos