Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Corpus Christi, Texas
I think the exchange rate for email to dollars is running at approximately 10,000 to $1. So if we flood them with 1,000,000 email comments uniformly asking for more, say MotoGP and only that, then we may equal $100 of potential income for Fox. About the same amount it takes to fire one camera up.
Just trying to say it will be uphill, no I'm not giving up on it, but it will be tough to displace NASCAR. Regardless, say that next weekend Tony Stewart brings national disgrace to NASCAR to the point that there are boycotts. Fox and NASCAR still have contracts and obligations that are probably long term and will have to be fulfilled or at least compensated. So Fox shows NASCAR per the contract or buys out the contract to get rid of it. And let's say that suddenly NH becomes America's sweet heart. It'll still take a while for the momentum to be overcome.
There is always hope. Maybe Fox or someone will start an alternative motorsports channel much like Speed Vision was in the beginning. Maybe NASCAR will follow the NFL in taking full control of their content and broadcasting on their own channel. To me those are the only two ways I can see a change happening in the near term.
Some days will stay a thousand years, some pass like the flash of a spark.