Sports Today Magazine published an editorial this morning that reads in part:
Michelle booed by crowd at NASCAR who fart, belch, and scratch for an encore!
"First of all, the editorial board of this magazine apologizes for what seems like very crude journalism. We did this on purpose. How else do you call out crude and indecent behavior? First of all, is NASCAR really a sport? There are many who would say, it is not. We al know it had its beginnings in the south, particularly in North Carolina and West Virginia when the original race car drivers were out-running the revenuers. Hillbillies and rednecks dominated the scene then as they do now. It seems to be in the genes.
Why would anyone go to an event where ear-splitting noise and noxious fumes dominate the day, you couldn't really see anything but the blur of speeding vehicles flashing by a narrow field of vision and you couldn't, for the life of you, tell what is going on or who is winning. Why would anyone go to an event where you are surrounded by fat white guys crushing their beer cans and emitting foul odors? It has to be in the genes.
Is this really a sport? Or is it just the reality show for today's version of, Gone With The Wind?
Is that what Phi Harris meant fifty years ago when he sang, "And that's what I like about the South?
The editorial closed with the following: "We, the editorial board of Sports Magazine, apologize for the crude language. If, in fact, we are as bad as the folks we criticize, it is our bad.
On the other hand, as Scarlett O'Hara said, maybe "we'll think about it tomorrow at Tara!"