Originally Posted by Shinzah
I am fine with discussion, I don't mind good stuff like coherent "I don't like this because.." and then something logical.
Its the harping, I hate the harping, and the shots. Like I'm watching an ALMS race and they have Don on and he just goes off in the middle of discussion and says something like "Oh, not like that redneck nascar stuff" or something. Or when someone just blindly says "The 80s were better then ANYTHING" and continues to fight with nonstatements like that. Or when I hear D.W during a nascar race describe the days when there was no power steering and how much harder it was, because earnhardt senior, and then (even though hes a commentator) he'll proceed to say something to the effect of "Casey Edwards is leading the race and Marcus Johnson is second". Its stuff like that that bloody irks me.
Thank you - I, likewise, am sick to death of bitter, snarky comments along the lines of things such as "The 80s were better then ANYTHING", or bitching about modern pay drivers that ignores the fact that pay drivers have always existed.
The complaints about pay drivers irk me sometimes because I feel that some drivers, even those with evident talent, are being cheaply dismissed as pay drivers as a lazy attack on modern motor sport as a whole. One poster complained that Jim Clark would only be accepted today if he brought sponsorship, yet history has shown that even some of the great drivers of the past also relied on sponsorship cash to break into the sport - as a quick example, Lauda, a three time F1 WDC winner, was a pay driver at the beginning of his career.