Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving For The Fourth Time!


It was 2007 when we set out simply to write a little bit about the new NASCAR TV contract. There were lots of interesting TV players and a ton of money had been spent for a sport on the upswing.

Now, four years later here we are. Plenty of new friends who have made this place very special and helped to grow it beyond my wildest dreams. Good or bad, happy or sad it's very clear NASCAR fans love to talk about the way the sport is presented to them on TV.

The racing season is over and the TV shows are winding down. It's a great time to take stock of how NASCAR has been handed down from one generation to the next.

As we take this day to look around at our lives, families and traditions it should be interesting to see how many conversations come around to topics like Johnson winning five, Hendrick swapping crew chiefs and what the heck is the matter with Junior. It's more than a sport. It's a part of who we are as Americans.

Have a great Thanksgiving holiday. Thanks for taking some time out of your life to stop by and share your NASCAR opinions with us over the last four years.

31 comments:

Charlie said...

JD Thanks for all you do and have a Wonderful Thanksgiving.

Sally said...

JD, thank you for this wonderful site, and all the work you do to give us a place to praise or kvetch about Nascar. Enjoy your holiday.

Erik said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Gobble gobble...

Jojaye said...

Thank you doesn't seem like enough to convey my gratitude for the blog - all your hard work getting us info & of course the other Planeteers.
Enjoy the day, Thanks JD. You help us stay sane & informed.

Anonymous said...

Have been here since the start.I don't post too often but I read
Daly,and I encouraged you not to hang it it up when you thought about stopping.A big THANK YOU to you!In this respect,thanksgiving is mutual,better than Christmas
IMO.

Anonymous said...

I am thankful for TDP, an island of sanity, honesty, and civil discussion. If it weren't for TDP, I would think I was the one that was crazy when it came to NASCAR and the media.

Gymmie said...

Happy Thanksgiving Planeteers <3

I hope everyone has a great day & get lots of noms :)

OSBORNK said...

The Daly Planet is something I am thankful for today. Rather than sitting in front of the TV alone or with a friend or two, we watch the races as a group of friends.

Over the years, I think our complaints and observation about the TV coverage have changed coverage in minor ways. It might have even changed the racing a little (debris cautions, etc.?)

Anonymous said...

I too,appreciate all the hard work that has gone into this excellent site. My wife and dog benefit from TDP too,but don't know it. I'd have to take out my Nascar frustrations on them if I couldn't vent on TDP. Happy Thanksgiving!

batchief said...

From the banks of the Mississippi here in Iowa, Happy Thanksgiving John.

Lisa Hogan said...

It has been wonderful to be able to come here for four seasons.

Thank you, JD, for all your time and effort.

Happy Thanksgiving to all. :)

Vince said...

Thanks for having this site JD. I've been with ya from the start. Hope everybody has a great Thanksgiving. Eat some turkey and fixins, then sit back grab your favorite adult beverage and watch my Lions win! Ok, I'm dreaming....

GinaV24 said...

JD, thanks for doing this for us for the past 4 years. Hope that you and your loved ones have a very Happy Thanksgiving.

And to all the Planeteers, I want to give thanks to you, too, for all the fun we have together. Have a great Thanksgiving.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your great site and all the effort you put in.

Anonymous said...

THANKS!!! For all your hard work!! Happy Turkey day JD

Daly Planet Editor said...

Nice to hear from you batchief! Vince, you're cracking me up. Thanks for the comments folks!

AncientRacer said...

Thanksgiving always makes me smile. Especially after I see the Turkey in the Macy's parade. Then when I see Santa it is time to go to the attic...

Thanks JD for this site, and to all who gather here. You all made my race expeience much better this past season.

And a special thank you to GinaV24. I DID listen to WMMR, Philly this morning to "Alice's Restaurant"!
Pierre will run it again this afternoon at 1 or 2 ET if anyone else wants to hear it! It had been a very long time since I last heard it!

red said...

and i add my "happy thanksgiving" to all planeteers and race fans. TDP has been my way to remain connected with our sport without turning away in disgust. knowing that i'm in a community of folks who love our sport as i do and aren't shy about expressing opinions makes a significant difference to me -- and may have made a minor difference on our sport. as a planeteer, that reality makes me proud.

been a tough 6 months for me personally and while i haven't been commenting, i have been lurking with the best of them. TDP not only connected me with the racing when i just didn't have it in me physically to watch but connected me with others so i wasn't feeling isolated.

JD, i know it's been a rocky year, perhaps tougher than the previous 3 for you here. but you now know how very important what you've created here at TDP is to us and how much we appreciate your committment and energy

but now? family, friends, and football are the order of the day. and it's snowing here outside philly! some days just cannot get better!

happy thanksgiving, gang!

KoHoSo said...

Happy thanksgiving everybody! And, as I always say at this time of year, make sure to watch out for any helicopters around your house in case they start dropping turkeys. XD

Anonymous said...

Thank you to all the hard working men and women that work for all of the TV partners. I may not always like your presentation, but at least it's better than not getting to see it at all. I am old enough to remember glimpses of racing on Wide World of Sports and CBS.

Happy Holidays to all of TDP and those we right about.

PammH said...

Happy T Day to all the Planeteers. I am thankful to have a sane place to watch the races with friends who love my sport as I do. Special thanks to JD for not giving up on us. Hope you all have a wonderful day with your families.

saltsburgtrojanfan said...

Happy thanksgiving JD, and all.

I am enjoying the game and also watching on you tube an old ESPN IMSA race from 1981.

Again, Happy thanksgiving one and all.

Mary said...

Happy Thanksgiving everyone - unfortunately just another normal day of work here!

Hope you guys enjoy your day and thank you JD for all you do for us.

Mary

tommy1946 said...

Thanks JD for the site. Happy Thanksgiving to all. I'm thankful that some family members have improving health and pray that the trend stays that way. I gave up on Indy cars after the Helio win take away. That only left me with NASCAR. Somehow I feel short changed by the cup repeat championships by JJ, but they played on the same tracks as everyone else. I regret that the busch whackers steal the prize money from the guys and gals that need the dollars and seat time, but so far it's kind of a free country. Maybe, I'm thankful that I don't have all the answers! Maybe JD will continue to run this blog and help us to achieve improve race coverage next year. Rambled around, but find reading this blog helps my sanity. Thanks!

Ginny said...

JD, thanks for providing us straightforward behind the scenes information to help us understand what's going on. Your blog has become a daily stop for me. Have a great Thanksgiving!

Vicky D said...

Thanks for letting us vent some steam about the state of Nascar, JD. Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

Tracy D said...

The leftovers are in the ice box, the dishes washed and put away, and where do I go to relax but here! Many thanks to all of you for being so sane and enthusiastic when things are going right on the TV screen, and hitting the proverbial nail on the head when they aren't. JD, many many thanks for establishing and monitoring this venue. It's a ton of work, I know, and it's greatly appreciated.

Anonymous said...

From East Tennessee, thanks for everything JD and Planeteers! Happy Thanksgiving and Blessings to all. MC

Newracefan said...

Happy Thanksgiving all, haven't been commenting much but have always been lurking. Thanks for everything JD your column has kept me for going crazy on more than one occasion

JONATHAN said...

Happy Thanksgiving everyone hope your all having a great time! Thank you JD for all you do lets hope 2011 is the year of Nascar ;p


everyone have a drink on me

GinaV24 said...

AR, I was thinking about you Thanksgiving morning when Pierre was playing Alice's Restaurant. I'm so glad you were able to hear it online.

Tradition!

Red, that snow was quite a sight. I was sure glad it was only "pretty".