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Title: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
Post by: Zoostazione on January 10, 2010, 04:07:44 PM
...during the Green Bay Packers vs. Arizona Cardinals game. Very surprised.
Title: Re: Bad "Wide Awake in America" version used in Nascar ad on Fox
Post by: airventure on January 10, 2010, 04:09:52 PM
I just seen that.  ::) Really the only lyrics you hears is "don't fade away" as the commercial itself fades out.
Title: Re: Bad "Wide Awake in America" version used in Nascar ad on Fox
Post by: Domenico of Lovetown on January 10, 2010, 05:32:37 PM
That's not right...
Title: Re: Bad "Wide Awake in America" version used in Nascar ad on Fox
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on January 10, 2010, 08:43:54 PM
I saw it today and I FREAKED OUT ;D

My dad was gonna change the channel right as the commercial started and as soon as I heard the first note or two, I yelled STOPPPPP  ITS BAD!!!
Title: Re: Bad "Wide Awake in America" version used in Nascar ad on Fox
Post by: cash35 on January 10, 2010, 10:18:53 PM
There's somebody on the Fox Nascar production crew who is a fan of U2.  They frequently use snippets of u2 songs as intros into commercial breaks.  I know I've heard Vertigo, Elevation, Desire, and a few others.
Title: Re: Bad "Wide Awake in America" version used in Nascar ad on Fox
Post by: Zoostazione on January 11, 2010, 12:51:17 PM
Well it's better than if they used Get On Your Boots...
Title: Re: Bad "Wide Awake in America" version used in Nascar ad on Fox
Post by: Miami66 on January 13, 2010, 12:23:32 PM
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There's somebody on the Fox Nascar production crew who is a fan of U2.  They frequently use snippets of u2 songs as intros into commercial breaks.  I know I've heard Vertigo, Elevation, Desire, and a few others.
I've heard the following songs (as I'm a huge NASCAR fan):
Vertigo
Elevation
Stand Up Comedy
Get On Your Boots
Desire
Beautiful Day
one more I can't think of... maybe Streets??
Title: Re: Bad "Wide Awake in America" version used in Nascar ad on Fox
Post by: analogk on January 17, 2010, 10:14:16 AM
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There's somebody on the Fox Nascar production crew who is a fan of U2.  They frequently use snippets of u2 songs as intros into commercial breaks.  I know I've heard Vertigo, Elevation, Desire, and a few others.

I saw the Nascar commercial last night.  This fan/employee should really check into the meaning behind Bad.  You know, that little theme of heroin addiction.  Now if the song were written about speed then I could understand the similarity and its use for the ad.   The last thing I want to think about is Nascar when listening to Bad though.
Title: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
Post by: Jaras Song on January 17, 2010, 01:02:31 PM
I Haven't minded the use of U2 songs in ads for the olympics or world cup, but NASCAR seems like a poor fit for a U2 tie-in.

Just my two cents.
Title: Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
Post by: ME2 on January 17, 2010, 01:34:11 PM
Its up to four cents, now. 

Title: Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
Post by: U2_fan8 [aka U28] on January 17, 2010, 01:52:00 PM
Six.
Title: Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
Post by: Juraj on January 17, 2010, 02:07:15 PM
Nine..I mean eight.
Title: Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
Post by: Miami66 on January 17, 2010, 02:22:41 PM
I don't really mind it... I love NASCAR and U2 so its a win-win
Title: Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
Post by: CherryYouDanceWithMe on January 17, 2010, 02:46:41 PM
I just heard Bad on the Nascar commercial yesterday. I was very surprised. Do they have to get rights to the songs or anything like that? I have always wondered that.
Title: Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
Post by: nolinehere on January 17, 2010, 02:57:54 PM
Is anyone surprised ? really  ?

Clearchannel, Tax avoidance, Apple, RIM, LiveNation, FIFA, NFL, NBA, all the major networks......

It won't be too long before it's the PBA, McDonalds and Kotex

Title: Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
Post by: Miami66 on January 17, 2010, 03:40:17 PM
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Is anyone surprised ? really  ?

Clearchannel, Tax avoidance, Apple, RIM, LiveNation, FIFA, NFL, NBA, all the major networks......

It won't be too long before it's the PBA, McDonalds and Kotex

YEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSS Finally I've been waiting for that
Title: Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
Post by: Tumbling Dice on January 17, 2010, 03:42:21 PM
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Is anyone surprised ? really  ?

Clearchannel, Tax avoidance, Apple, RIM, LiveNation, FIFA, NFL, NBA, all the major networks......

It won't be too long before it's the PBA, McDonalds and Kotex

YEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSS Finally I've been waiting for that

'If You Wear That Velvet Dress' might be a good one for that product. Or 'Dirty Day'.

Title: Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
Post by: Miami66 on January 17, 2010, 03:42:59 PM
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Is anyone surprised ? really  ?

Clearchannel, Tax avoidance, Apple, RIM, LiveNation, FIFA, NFL, NBA, all the major networks......

It won't be too long before it's the PBA, McDonalds and Kotex

YEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSS Finally I've been waiting for that

'If You Wear That Velvet Dress' might be a good one for that product.


or Big Girls are Best  :-X
Title: Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
Post by: nolinehere on January 17, 2010, 03:54:43 PM
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Is anyone surprised ? really  ?

Clearchannel, Tax avoidance, Apple, RIM, LiveNation, FIFA, NFL, NBA, all the major networks......

It won't be too long before it's the PBA, McDonalds and Kotex

YEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSS Finally I've been waiting for that

'If You Wear That Velvet Dress' might be a good one for that product.


or Big Girls are Best  :-X

i can just hear it......"sunday....bl

Title: Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
Post by: dudette on January 17, 2010, 03:58:42 PM
What song did they play? My bro screamed like mad when he heard it for me to come, but I was too late. He didn't know the song name...
Title: Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
Post by: macphisto on January 17, 2010, 04:09:42 PM
Perfect song for Nascar: Daddy's Gonna Pay for Your Crashed Car.
Title: Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
Post by: lorijane on January 17, 2010, 04:22:50 PM
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Is anyone surprised ? really  ?

Clearchannel, Tax avoidance, Apple, RIM, LiveNation, FIFA, NFL, NBA, all the major networks......

It won't be too long before it's the PBA, McDonalds and Kotex

YEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSS Finally I've been waiting for that

'If You Wear That Velvet Dress' might be a good one for that product.


or Big Girls are Best  :-X

i can just hear it......"sunday....bl



That is both hilarious and disgusting.  Congratulations.
Title: Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
Post by: Thunder Peel on January 17, 2010, 04:29:04 PM
Playing U2 is the only way you'll ever get me to watch anything NASCAR related without falling asleep. ;D
Title: Re: Bad "Wide Awake in America" version used in Nascar ad on Fox
Post by: ElJayVee on January 17, 2010, 04:30:34 PM
I was in the other room and my daughter, who's 11, said, "Mom, come in here," where she was watching the game with hubs.  Nice surprise!
Title: Bad played in new Daytona commerical
Post by: shockdocta22 on January 17, 2010, 06:31:53 PM
I have been hearing it for about a week and a half now, but wanted to make sure it wasnt a fluke

Anyone hear this yet?

Its a live version :o
Title: Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
Post by: u2pinstripes on January 17, 2010, 09:37:11 PM
I would never want any U2 song associated with Nascar, nevermind Bad. 
Title: Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on January 17, 2010, 09:55:53 PM
U2 + Nascar = <3<3<3<3
Title: Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on January 17, 2010, 10:20:03 PM
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U2 + Nascar = <3<3<3<3

YESSSSS
Title: Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
Post by: briscoetheque on January 17, 2010, 10:28:53 PM
Well it is called the 360 tour...
Title: Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
Post by: StrongGirl on January 18, 2010, 07:31:48 AM
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Perfect song for Nascar: Daddy's Gonna Pay for Your Crashed Car.

That's a good one.  But never, ever  BAD.  That one does leave a "bad" taste in my mouth. Some songs are well, just not for sale!!!!!  (In my humble opinion!).
Title: Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
Post by: Johnny Amsterdam on January 18, 2010, 07:36:22 AM
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Is anyone surprised ? really  ?

Clearchannel, Tax avoidance, Apple, RIM, LiveNation, FIFA, NFL, NBA, all the major networks......

It won't be too long before it's the PBA, McDonalds and Kotex


It's a dirty day so why don't you come over to McDonalds today
Title: Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
Post by: Bads316 on January 18, 2010, 07:37:57 AM
just makes me a little more sad :'(
Title: Re: Bad played in new Daytona commerical
Post by: mattbel123 on January 18, 2010, 09:50:17 AM
I heard it the other night. Looks like they may get involved with NASCAR.
Title: Re: Bad played in new Daytona commerical
Post by: StrongGirl on January 18, 2010, 10:05:51 AM
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I have been hearing it for about a week and a half now, but wanted to make sure it wasnt a fluke

Anyone hear this yet?

Its a live version :o

Yes, it is a fact shock.
Title: Re: Bad played in new Daytona commerical
Post by: Utwoed on January 18, 2010, 12:55:30 PM
I've heard it a few times.  I'm thinking cause they show Dale Earnhardt the song kind of fits.  It's still weird to equate U2 and NASCAR together.
Title: Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
Post by: RunningtoStandstill (The League of Extraordinary BonoPeople) on January 18, 2010, 01:31:05 PM
AHHH!!! stuff like this just makes me mad...even if U2 had nothing to do with it, it just drives another stake into their public support.  all people will think about is, oh u2's selling out...'again'.   >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: Bad played in new Daytona commerical
Post by: m2 on January 18, 2010, 01:35:06 PM
I'm gonna combine this with the existing thread....
Title: Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on January 18, 2010, 01:39:32 PM
I think it's okay, the song's music actually fits well with the commerical, so I approve, since I love Nascar and U2  :)
Title: Re: Bad "Wide Awake in America" version used in Nascar ad on Fox
Post by: hj on January 18, 2010, 02:17:03 PM
I heard about it on Twitter over the weekend.  Are you guys upset about it?  I mean other than the meaning is way off and it seems odd are you upset to hear Bad?  Should U2 not be used in commercials?
For me I just love hearing U2 any where.  I am often surprised we don't hear them way more in commercials given the emotional level they can achieve in a song.
I said on my twitter feed that U2 equals emotion and sports are based on emotion so it seems a natural fit to me. 

I hear U2 all the time at the Oilers games and I always love it! 
I think U2 songs should be used on soundtracks more too...When I see a movie I often wish I could pick the soundtracks to them...there would be a lot of U2!


Title: Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
Post by: Miami66 on January 18, 2010, 02:37:06 PM
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I think it's okay, the song's music actually fits well with the commerical, so I approve, since I love Nascar and U2  :)

Me too :)
Title: Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on January 18, 2010, 02:37:31 PM
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I think it's okay, the song's music actually fits well with the commerical, so I approve, since I love Nascar and U2  :)

Me too :)

*hi fives*
Title: Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
Post by: Miami66 on January 18, 2010, 02:38:23 PM
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I think it's okay, the song's music actually fits well with the commerical, so I approve, since I love Nascar and U2  :)

Me too :)

*hi fives*

*hi fives back*

then

*double thumbs up* ;)
Title: Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on January 18, 2010, 02:39:12 PM
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I think it's okay, the song's music actually fits well with the commerical, so I approve, since I love Nascar and U2  :)

Me too :)

*hi fives*

*hi fives back*

then

*double thumbs up* ;)

*double the double thumbs up*

I used mirrors  ;D
Title: Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
Post by: Miami66 on January 18, 2010, 02:41:52 PM
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I think it's okay, the song's music actually fits well with the commerical, so I approve, since I love Nascar and U2  :)

Me too :)

*hi fives*

*hi fives back*

then

*double thumbs up* ;)

*double the double thumbs up*

I used mirrors  ;D

*oh no can't think of a comeback  :-[ *

oh wait *pulls up dog's paws for two thumbs and two paws up* :D
Title: Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on January 18, 2010, 02:42:27 PM
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I think it's okay, the song's music actually fits well with the commerical, so I approve, since I love Nascar and U2  :)

Me too :)

*hi fives*

*hi fives back*

then

*double thumbs up* ;)

*double the double thumbs up*

I used mirrors  ;D

*oh no can't think of a comeback  :-[ *

oh wait *pulls up dog's paws for two thumbs and two paws up* :D

Damn...  :D :D

We have a winna!
Title: Re: Bad "Wide Awake in America" version used in Nascar ad on Fox
Post by: AspiringDragon on January 18, 2010, 02:52:18 PM
Meh. I love U2 and hearing them in places you'd never expect, but I don't know if I like them in many adverts in which they're used. While I see the necessity of ads, they often are alienating*. I feel like they take the emotion away from a song and screw with it. They use it to use you. (And by 'they' I mean the Man ;)). They just took a song that is perceived to be good to get your attention, even if it has nothing to do with what they're advertising or the commercial itself. I don't mean just U2 songs, either.

*See Zooropa
(/end rant)
Title: Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
Post by: briscoetheque on January 18, 2010, 02:53:11 PM
Nascar fans are, I'd guess, statistically heavier than U2 fans.
Title: Re: Bad "Wide Awake in America" version used in Nascar ad on Fox
Post by: hj on January 18, 2010, 03:10:40 PM
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Meh. I love U2 and hearing them in places you'd never expect, but I don't know if I like them in many adverts in which they're used. While I see the necessity of ads, they often are alienating*. I feel like they take the emotion away from a song and screw with it. They use it to use you. (And by 'they' I mean the Man ;)). They just took a song that is perceived to be good to get your attention, even if it has nothing to do with what they're advertising or the commercial itself. I don't mean just U2 songs, either.

*See Zooropa
(/end rant)

Well said...emotional blackmail in some ways, that is true, but at least we know we are being manipulated.  Sheesh I went to see Brothers JUST to hear the U2 songs.  That's pretty sad, I fell hook line and sinker.
Bad won't make me a Nascar fan though...I need more than just Left turn, drive, left turn, drive...to get me inspired even if the U2 song in the commercial resonates with me and makes me think maybe there is more to it....
Title: Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
Post by: shockdocta22 on January 18, 2010, 03:49:13 PM
My dad makes fun of the ooh ohhs :P
Title: Re: Bad "Wide Awake in America" version used in Nascar ad on Fox
Post by: shockdocta22 on January 18, 2010, 03:56:09 PM
Did anyone see the full version where he says "wide awake"
Title: Re: Bad "Wide Awake in America" version used in Nascar ad on Fox
Post by: m2 on January 18, 2010, 07:46:53 PM
I'm gonna combine this into the larger thread on the same subject...
Title: Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
Post by: Saint1322 on January 20, 2010, 12:30:08 PM
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Nascar fans are, I'd guess, statistically heavier than U2 fans.

I'm both, and I am 6'2, 210 lbs.

ESPN used 'Streets' during its NASCAR broadcasts back in the early 90s. U2 songs show up everywhere. They are familiar, and people generally like U2.
Title: Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
Post by: hj on January 20, 2010, 02:56:48 PM
Has anybody in Canada seen this on TV?  I saw it online, but I have not actually seen it on TV.  Just curious if they are running that commercial up here.
Title: Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
Post by: briscoetheque on January 20, 2010, 05:06:21 PM
Surely canadians are too intelligent for NASCAR...
















 ;D
Title: Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
Post by: hj on January 21, 2010, 11:01:37 AM
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Surely canadians are too intelligent for NASCAR...
 ;D

LOL! 
This here's Alberta...Albertans love the car racing (and the betting on horses).  We have the Grand Prix here in the summer (although it loses money every year) but I know a lot of Albertans are huge Nascar fans. 
I think this province = half hicks/half scholars with very little in the middle.
ok I am over generalizing *slightly*....

 ;P
Title: Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
Post by: Mr. T on January 21, 2010, 02:35:29 PM
wow. guessing U2 fans don't actually listen to the music they profess to love.

NASCAR fans are bad cause they're fat and hicks.

Amazing.
Title: Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
Post by: briscoetheque on January 21, 2010, 03:09:45 PM
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wow. guessing U2 fans don't actually listen to the music they profess to love.

NASCAR fans are bad cause they're fat and hicks.

Amazing.

I KNOW! Isn't it simply enchanting?
Title: Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
Post by: Miami66 on January 21, 2010, 05:14:07 PM
I love NASCAR and am not fat or a hick.  :'(
Thats ok I understand why some people don't like it.... I used to be one but now I enjoy it enough to go to one race a year.... now thats a blast ;D
Title: Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
Post by: briscoetheque on January 21, 2010, 09:00:11 PM
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I love NASCAR and am not fat or a hick.  :'(

I agree. Mr T's generalisations are well out of order.
Title: Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
Post by: StrongGirl on January 21, 2010, 11:41:11 PM
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I love NASCAR and am not fat or a hick.  :'(

I agree. Mr T's generalisations are well out of order.

Yes, they are out of order. Please do not disrespect people like that. It won't be tolerated here.
Thank you.
Title: Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
Post by: Mr. T on January 22, 2010, 10:53:15 AM
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I love NASCAR and am not fat or a hick.  :'(

I agree. Mr T's generalisations are well out of order.

Yes, they are out of order. Please do not disrespect people like that. It won't be tolerated here.
Thank you.

Um, no they're not. Reread my post.

I don't see how I could be anymore critical of the horrid opinions being expressed in this thread.

 
Title: Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
Post by: Mr. T on January 22, 2010, 10:53:56 AM
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Nascar fans are, I'd guess, statistically heavier than U2 fans.

Got it. According to you, Nascar fans are fat.
Title: Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
Post by: Mr. T on January 22, 2010, 10:54:46 AM
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Surely canadians are too intelligent for NASCAR...

got it. According to you, Nascar fans are stupid.
Title: Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
Post by: ElJayVee on January 22, 2010, 11:18:14 AM
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Has anybody in Canada seen this on TV?  I saw it online, but I have not actually seen it on TV.  Just curious if they are running that commercial up here.

Yup - on cable, though.  We get Detroit here in Saskatchewan.

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Surely canadians are too intelligent for NASCAR...
 ;D

Apparently not. :)
Title: Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
Post by: The Exile on January 22, 2010, 11:26:30 AM
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I love NASCAR and am not fat or a hick.  :'(

I agree. Mr T's generalisations are well out of order.

Hi, I'm Sarcasm, have we met?
Title: Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
Post by: StrongGirl on January 22, 2010, 11:48:41 AM
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I love NASCAR and am not fat or a hick.  :'(

I agree. Mr T's generalisations are well out of order.

Yes, they are out of order. Please do not disrespect people like that. It won't be tolerated here.
Thank you.

Um, no they're not. Reread my post.

I don't see how I could be anymore critical of the horrid opinions being expressed in this thread.

 

Mr. T. I have reread the posts here. I apologize. You were responding to other posts here. You are all welcome to express why you are in favor of or against U2 using Bad in the NASCAR commercials. You are even allowed to dislike NASCAR! Wow , how cool is that?! But what we ask you not to do is make fun and generalize about a group of people (in this case NASCAR fans).  The tone of this thread is sour by a number of posts from different members.

You are welcome to continue this discussion in a respectful manner. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Title: Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
Post by: briscoetheque on January 22, 2010, 03:17:18 PM
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I love NASCAR and am not fat or a hick.  :'(

I agree. Mr T's generalisations are well out of order.

Hi, I'm Sarcasm, have we met?

I love double jeopardy....

Title: Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
Post by: nolinehere on January 22, 2010, 06:40:35 PM
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wow. guessing U2 fans don't actually listen to the music they profess to love.

NASCAR fans are bad cause they're fat and hicks.

Amazing.

We're all scumbags.

Nascar fans. U2 fans.

 :P
Title: Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
Post by: Miami66 on January 23, 2010, 07:21:05 AM
Thank god the Daytona 500 is almost here :D
Title: Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
Post by: The Exile on January 23, 2010, 05:09:24 PM
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I love NASCAR and am not fat or a hick.  :'(

I agree. Mr T's generalisations are well out of order.

Yes, they are out of order. Please do not disrespect people like that. It won't be tolerated here.
Thank you.

Um, no they're not. Reread my post.

I don't see how I could be anymore critical of the horrid opinions being expressed in this thread.

 

Mr. T. I have reread the posts here. I apologize. You were responding to other posts here. You are all welcome to express why you are in favor of or against U2 using Bad in the NASCAR commercials. You are even allowed to dislike NASCAR! Wow , how cool is that?! But what we ask you not to do is make fun and generalize about a group of people (in this case NASCAR fans).  The tone of this thread is sour by a number of posts from different members.

You are welcome to continue this discussion in a respectful manner. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Reads T's posts. He's not doing what you're accusing him of.
Title: Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
Post by: halljoh2 on January 23, 2010, 05:32:09 PM
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I love NASCAR and am not fat or a hick.  :'(

I agree. Mr T's generalisations are well out of order.

Yes, they are out of order. Please do not disrespect people like that. It won't be tolerated here.
Thank you.

Um, no they're not. Reread my post.

I don't see how I could be anymore critical of the horrid opinions being expressed in this thread.

 

Mr. T. I have reread the posts here. I apologize. You were responding to other posts here. You are all welcome to express why you are in favor of or against U2 using Bad in the NASCAR commercials. You are even allowed to dislike NASCAR! Wow , how cool is that?! But what we ask you not to do is make fun and generalize about a group of people (in this case NASCAR fans).  The tone of this thread is sour by a number of posts from different members.

You are welcome to continue this discussion in a respectful manner. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Reads T's posts. He's not doing what you're accusing him of.

It's pretty clear to me that Mr. T was criticizing U2 fans who make generalizations or enforce stereotypes in contrast to the messages espoused by Bono et. all...
Title: Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
Post by: briscoetheque on January 23, 2010, 05:34:01 PM
Daytona 500. Used to play that game at the arcade.

Is that the track that's a perfect circle, or an oval...?
Title: Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
Post by: Miami66 on January 24, 2010, 07:08:43 AM
its a tri-oval briscoe
Title: Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
Post by: dougie on January 24, 2010, 09:56:14 PM
Hey, hearing U2 during a football game is great!  Especially 'Bad'. It is race car driving- its entertaining. It is all good.
Title: Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
Post by: CherryYouDanceWithMe on January 29, 2010, 04:33:46 PM
So today my 1 year old got ahold of the Ipod and started Bad. *EPIC WIN*
So I had it in my head all day, and I was feeding him his snack and the Nascar commercial started playing at the exact moment it was playing in my head. It was freaky, but very cool.
Title: Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
Post by: hj on February 01, 2010, 10:08:32 AM
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So today my 1 year old got ahold of the Ipod and started Bad. *EPIC WIN*
So I had it in my head all day, and I was feeding him his snack and the Nascar commercial started playing at the exact moment it was playing in my head. It was freaky, but very cool.

I love it when that happens.
Title: Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
Post by: aurabender on February 05, 2010, 11:57:24 PM
I am for ANYTHING that can get U2 out to the masses these days. Lord knows the radio is not going to do it. SInce it mainly just uses the opening riff , I think the song works really well in the commercial.

Title: Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on February 06, 2010, 12:31:14 PM
Speaking of nascar, the new season starts tonight!!!!  :)
Title: Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
Post by: Miami66 on February 06, 2010, 01:18:29 PM
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Speaking of nascar, the new season starts tonight!!!!  :)
Boogity Boogity Boogity Lets go racing boys  ;D
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Post by: emuhunter on February 06, 2010, 01:40:22 PM
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Speaking of nascar, the new season starts tonight!!!!  :)
Boogity Boogity Boogity Lets go racing boys  ;D

HAHA! Isn't there an announcer that always says "boogity boogity"?? I can't remember his name... I spend a couple years in Georgia so I've been exposed to NASCAR a little bit  ;)
Title: Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
Post by: Tumbling Dice on February 06, 2010, 01:46:11 PM
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Speaking of nascar, the new season starts tonight!!!!  :)

I don't know which is the more exciting, watching the paint dry, watching nascar or watching the grass row.  :-\














Title: Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
Post by: U2_fan8 [aka U28] on February 06, 2010, 01:47:26 PM
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Speaking of nascar, the new season starts tonight!!!!  :)

I don't know which is the more exciting, watching the paint dry, watching nascar or watching the grass row.  :-\
















My feelings exactly. :P
Title: Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on February 06, 2010, 02:06:42 PM
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Speaking of nascar, the new season starts tonight!!!!  :)
Boogity Boogity Boogity Lets go racing boys  ;D

HAHA! Isn't there an announcer that always says "boogity boogity"?? I can't remember his name... I spend a couple years in Georgia so I've been exposed to NASCAR a little bit  ;)

Yep Darrel Waltrip  ;)
Title: Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
Post by: nolinehere on February 06, 2010, 02:08:14 PM
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Speaking of nascar, the new season starts tonight!!!!  :)

I don't know which is the more exciting, watching the paint dry, watching nascar or watching the grass row.  :-\

















Could be worse. could be Baseball.

No Baseball season will ever top 1994.

Title: Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
Post by: Miami66 on February 07, 2010, 09:45:59 AM
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Speaking of nascar, the new season starts tonight!!!!  :)

I don't know which is the more exciting, watching the paint dry, watching nascar or watching the grass row.  :-\



I"ll admit some of the races can get a little dragged out but the historical races are some of the best and I've been to the Kansas race in October for the last 2 years and its a blast going to these things. But I can see how some people could get bored and be turned off by NASCAR.  :)
Title: Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
Post by: briscoetheque on February 07, 2010, 01:55:09 PM
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Speaking of nascar, the new season starts tonight!!!!  :)

I don't know which is the more exciting, watching the paint dry, watching nascar or watching the grass row.  :-\



I"ll admit some of the races can get a little dragged out but the historical races are some of the best and I've been to the Kansas race in October for the last 2 years and its a blast going to these things. But I can see how some people could get bored and be turned off by NASCAR.  :)

Round...

and around...

and around...

and around...

and around...

and around...

and around...

and around...

and around...

and around...

and around...
Title: Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
Post by: AspiringDragon on February 07, 2010, 01:57:53 PM
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Speaking of nascar, the new season starts tonight!!!!  :)

I don't know which is the more exciting, watching the paint dry, watching nascar or watching the grass row.  :-\



I"ll admit some of the races can get a little dragged out but the historical races are some of the best and I've been to the Kansas race in October for the last 2 years and its a blast going to these things. But I can see how some people could get bored and be turned off by NASCAR.  :)

Round...

and around...

and around...

and around...

and around...

and around...

and around...

and around...

and around...

and around...

and around...

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Title: Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
Post by: briscoetheque on February 07, 2010, 02:11:05 PM
 ;D ;D ;D

Nice slippers
Title: Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
Post by: nolinehere on February 07, 2010, 02:50:50 PM
ok, turn left
now, left again
and left
left again
keep going
ok, now veer left
left a bit
ok, left again
left
left
and we're going left
left again
rinse and repeat



Title: Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
Post by: briscoetheque on February 07, 2010, 03:02:06 PM
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ok, turn left
now, left again
and left
left again
keep going
ok, now veer left
left a bit
ok, left again
left
left
and we're going left
left again
rinse and repeat


What about the

OH NO YOU TURNED TOO FAR LEFT!

CRASHFIREBALLBURN

Title: Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
Post by: dudette on February 07, 2010, 03:10:16 PM
 :D :D :D :D briscoe and noline... You crack me up.  ;D
Title: Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
Post by: hj on February 07, 2010, 10:04:47 PM
What is the NASCAR season...Starts in Feb and ends....when? Are there playoffs? 
Title: Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
Post by: briscoetheque on February 07, 2010, 11:11:43 PM
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What is the NASCAR season...Starts in Feb and ends....when? Are there playoffs? 


Ends when the drivers get dizzy.
Title: Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
Post by: Miami66 on February 09, 2010, 04:27:21 PM
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What is the NASCAR season...Starts in Feb and ends....when? Are there playoffs? 


It starts in February with Speedweeks (Bud Shootout, Gatorade Duels, and Daytona 500) and ends at Homestead Miami Speedway in November. There is racing almost every week either on Saturday or Sunday. There are 36 races in the Sprint Cup season. The Playoffs is the last 10 races (aka The Chase) where the top 12 drivers in points are the only ones eligible to win the championship in the Sprint Cup (main series) once The Chase begins. There is a lesser series known as the Nationwide Series, there is also a truck series known as the Camping World Truck Series.

Any other questions?  :)
Title: Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
Post by: hj on February 09, 2010, 04:41:28 PM
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What is the NASCAR season...Starts in Feb and ends....when? Are there playoffs? 


It starts in February with Speedweeks (Bud Shootout, Gatorade Duels, and Daytona 500) and ends at Homestead Miami Speedway in November. There is racing almost every week either on Saturday or Sunday. There are 36 races in the Sprint Cup season. The Playoffs is the last 10 races (aka The Chase) where the top 12 drivers in points are the only ones eligible to win the championship in the Sprint Cup (main series) once The Chase begins. There is a lesser series known as the Nationwide Series, there is also a truck series known as the Camping World Truck Series.

Any other questions?  :)

Thanks very much for answering my question.  How many cars can race at one time?  Is there a limit?  So the sprint cup...another car can win the race but only the top 12 are eligible to take home the prize?  Has that ever happened?  Another car, not one of the top 12 wins the race? 

Oh...and ok here in Edmonton we have a grand Prix...is that like Nascar?  Or is that like comparing the NHL to the WHL? 
Title: Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
Post by: briscoetheque on February 09, 2010, 04:54:46 PM
Grand Prix is NOTHING like Nascar. Apart from the car bit.

There are corners in Grand Prix racing.
Title: Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
Post by: Miami66 on February 09, 2010, 06:29:46 PM
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What is the NASCAR season...Starts in Feb and ends....when? Are there playoffs? 


It starts in February with Speedweeks (Bud Shootout, Gatorade Duels, and Daytona 500) and ends at Homestead Miami Speedway in November. There is racing almost every week either on Saturday or Sunday. There are 36 races in the Sprint Cup season. The Playoffs is the last 10 races (aka The Chase) where the top 12 drivers in points are the only ones eligible to win the championship in the Sprint Cup (main series) once The Chase begins. There is a lesser series known as the Nationwide Series, there is also a truck series known as the Camping World Truck Series.

Any other questions?  :)

Thanks very much for answering my question.  How many cars can race at one time?  Is there a limit?  So the sprint cup...another car can win the race but only the top 12 are eligible to take home the prize?  Has that ever happened?  Another car, not one of the top 12 wins the race? 

Oh...and ok here in Edmonton we have a grand Prix...is that like Nascar?  Or is that like comparing the NHL to the WHL? 

There can be 43 cars at the start of the race. That is the limit, often up to 55 cars come to qualifying in hopes of making the 43 car field. Yes... this has happened a handful of times in the past years which is why the Chase was extended from 10 cars to 12. Some recent examples are Tony Stewart in 2008 winning at Talledega and in 2009 Jamie McMurray winning at Talledega as well. Oh yeah your welcome... I'm always glad to teach people about NASCAR who want to learn instead of those who are ignorant to it.  :)
Title: Re: U2 + NASCAR = WTF!?!?!?
Post by: u2fannewyorkinok on February 22, 2010, 07:10:01 AM
Definitely a poor choice of song! I was very surprised when I heard it the first time. There is a local hospital that uses Beautiful Day and I think that one is kind of nice.
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Post by: U2_fan8 [aka U28] on February 22, 2010, 03:47:11 PM
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ok, turn left
now, left again
and left
left again
keep going
ok, now veer left
left a bit
ok, left again
left
left
and we're going left
left again
rinse and repeat


What about the

OH NO YOU TURNED TOO FAR LEFT!

CRASHFIREBALLBURN



*facepalm*

*headdesk*

:D :D :D