I kind-of knew something was up when Chocolate kept appearing on the air. And when talk was going around here that something was up for the new year, I figured Myers was going to be on a show.
I really am NOT a fan of Myers. It was nice when he first came on the show every now and then. But the more I listened to him, the more I didn't want to listen to him anymore. As I've posted before, Myers seems to like everything Nascar does. And I just get this "feeling", whether it's right or wrong, that "The Driver's Seat" show was pushed out to make room for Myers. And I DO NOT like that! Many great personalities are now not on the air. And it's a shame.
It's in this regard that the Sirius Nascar channel is a lot like Nascar itself. What I mean is.....who do I, as a subscriber, contact at Sirius to voice my displeasure? Both Sirius and Nascar seem to say to the fans, "Here's what we have to offer and sorry, but you don't have a say in the matter".
As to "The Morning Drive", I do NOT get the feeling that Nascar is censoring the show. On the contrary, both Poole and Bagman have strong opinions that many times go against what Nascar pushes. And that's what attracts me to the show.
As to "Sirius Speedway", I think Moody plays it safe more often than not. Sometimes I think it's a technique used to sway a caller, other times I think it's just "sitting on the fence".
I think we all would be naive to think Nascar doesn't attempt to control in some way what is said or written about them. It's BIG BUSINESS and BIG MONEY and, more importantly, BIG EGOS.
However, John, I do remember when you started referring to the Top 35 as "Nascar Welfare". And I remember thinking, "John, be careful".
(Mr. France, PM me if you want to hear what I REALLY think....