|"Quit saying I look like Stilwell from 'A League of Their Own'!"|
You know, a LOT of fans have been complaining lately about the changes Brian France has made to the Chase for the Cup. But really--and I might take some flak for this--I think he's really moving in the right direction. Honestly, I think that the new, expanded Chase will be a complete success.
…well, unless a driver wins Daytona, then goes into a massive slump, and still qualifies for the Chase.
|...or a full field for an IndyCar race|
…or there are team orders to take out one of the four drivers in the "winner take all" final race at Homestead.
…or a driver wins one race early, then just knocks off enough top-10s in the Chase to win the championship.
…or enough fans ignore the legitimacy of the Chase by simply considering the most-dominant driver for the entire season as the true champion.
…or the sport's impending relationship with NBC means that the Homestead championship race will have about a five-minute-long post-race so that they don't interrupt Sunday Night Football.
…or if missing the Chase becomes the new standard for firing a driver, leading to mass driver/team/sponsor changes, confusing fans further.
…or they fail to specify what the "special circumstances" are that would allow a driver who misses a race or two due to injury to qualify for the Chase.
…or the whole thing gets ignored by the mass-media, making about as much an impact as the FedEx Cup in golf.
Yep, its smooth-sailing ahead for the France family!