An Asifyouknow "Oldie But Goodie" Article From the 2008 NASCAR Chase

HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 16: Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's/Kobalt Tools Chevrolet, celebrates after winning the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship after racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 16, 2008 in Homestead, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images for NASCAR)
al asifyouknowSenior Analyst IAugust 6, 2009

There is a God. Hallelujah, this thing is over and we can all celebrate the three-peat of Jimmie Johnson. Get the moonshine and pate out, and lets begin the victory dance.

I haven't had this much fun since I had my ant farm back in middle school, or maybe when I had my bleeding ulcer.

Something needs to be done to make this more exciting. Maybe only five races are needed in the chase

This is like playing 10 World Series baseball games. You only need four to win the series, but you just keep playing all 10 just for fun or the millions of dollars in ticket sales.

I'm sure some of you will drink the Kool-Aid and think there is a chance for Edwards or Biffle or Bugs Bunny to win this chase.

"Anything can happen, you know."

Well dear friends, just tell Matilda and friends to pack their tents. It's over, go home, feed your dog, and get ready for Christmas. There is nothing to see. The show is over.

It's a shame that the only way for this Chase to get exciting is by wishing a DNF upon Johnson. I'm not a JJ fan, but I'm not going to wish him bad luck just to make this Chase better.

Throughout cyberspace there is one word you read over and over to describe the Chase, and the word is "boring."

Google "NASCAR Chase boring" and you will get a whole afternoon of reading. Also, you will be very surprised to see some of the names you see commenting on how lackluster this 2008 chase has been.

This may sound like a harsh and unfair criticism of NASCAR—after all, I offer no solution on how to make the chase better.

I would think they've got people making a six or seven-figure yearly income who know how to plan a good playoff, this one is not working.

I can assure you if I had a good idea, I would give it up for tickets to Talladega, Bristol, a hot dog or two, and a large glass of ice tea.

Love you NASCAR, but it's got to be better than this.

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