Administrators Horton Posted February 16, 2008 Administrators Share Posted February 16, 2008 It is not a big secret that I am a bit of a race fan. Even though there is no chance that I will invest the time to watch all the racing I want, I keep up with the progress of my favorite drivers.Â Â I am a fan of a handful of drives on a few different kinds of racing. I will be in front of Speed Channel when the F1 cars qualify in Australia next month even if it is 2 am. Funny thing is I own 4 slalom skis but not one race car (unless you count the WRX). 8 or 9 months of the year I spend 3 or 4 evenings at the lake so it would make sense if I was a ski fan as opposed to a race fan.Â Â That said, I do not know who won the US Open last year or the Worlds. I guess JB is first on world standings but would have to check.Â Even more strange is that I know do know who won the Big Dawg finals.Â Are the Big Dawgs bigger heroes then the pros? Do the Pros need a villain to cheer against? Is this further evidence of the decline of the sport?Â Â I really enjoyed the national ranking thing last year. If the World standings were kept upÂ on a weekly basis and the winner at the end of the year was a big honor or prize, would we pay more attention? Heck I am not sure that there is a point to all this . . . .Â Â It just seems funny that Pro skiers are do not have the fan base or celebrity that they would in almost any other sport. As of 11:00 AM Jr is in 10th and Shrub in is leading the Nationwide race. Support BallOfSpray by supporting the companies that support BallOfSpray California Ski Ranch ★ Connelly ★ Denali ★ Goode ★ KD Skis ★ MasterCraft ★ MasterLine ★ PerfSki ★ Radar ★ Reflex ★ S Lines ★ Stokes Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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