Discussion in 'The Tiger's Den' started by msully, Jun 13, 2003.
What happened to Bama no home field advantage ? GEAUX TIGERS
I looked at the link to your website on your post. You have a poll asking what is your favorite colleges sport. The sports listed are football, basketball, baseball, hockey, track and field and NASCAR. When did NASCAR become a college sport? Not that its a bad idea. Alabama and Auburn could use Talledega for their home races. Florida and Florida State would have Daytona. Tennessee has Bristol. Georgia and Georgia Tech have the Atlanta Speedway. The Carolina schools have Charlotte and Rockingham. Indiana, Purdue and Notre Dame have the Indianapolis track. Texas and Texas A & M would have the Texas Motor Speedway. There are suitable tracks in Chicago, Michigan and California. Sadly there are no NASCAR quality racetracks in Louisiana so unless LSU would build one the Tigers wouldn't have a home racetrack to even practice on. But Hey! There are some good drag racing tracks in Louisiana. Maybe the NCAA could sponsor collegiate drag racing too.
The NCAA sanctions a bunch of sports besides the big ones that nobody cares much about unless you are related to one of the participants. Like volleyball, gymnastics, swimming and diving, ski jumping, ect.
If the NCAA would sanction college level motorsports it could become as big or bigger a moneymaker than even football. General Motors, Ford and Chrysler would jump at the chance to sponsor the NCAA 500 Race of Champions. Scholorships for drivers, mechanics and crew members would provide an entry level into racing for talented kids whose daddys are not named Earnhardt, Petty, Andretti, Waltrip, Allison, Foyt, Fittipaldi or Unser. Imagine the adrenaline rush as LSU's Boudreaux in the # 3 Zatarains Chevy scrapes fenders on the last lap of the LSU Tigers Popeyes Fried Chicken SEC Championship 500 with Tennessee's Jed Clampett Jr. in the # 24 Jack Daniels Lynchburg Lemonade Ford Taurus after Florida's Steve Spurrier sponsored Gatoraide Dodge is black flagged when Spurrier's visor gets caught in a lugnut during a pit stop.
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