In fact, down to the wire finishes in just about any sport you care to mention are more the rarity than the average.
Maybe you're more into a race series that's staged like WWE wrestling. Where the winner is pre-determined and the entire race, especially the finish is done completely for effect. How would that be?
Sometimes, in fact usually, domination is just the result of doing the right things, and doing them right, and doing them that way for a period of time as understanding truly sets in. It's almost never easy. It requires taking risks, busting ass, doing without, losing sleep, caring more, giving a damn sight, not settling for less. Because, sometimes, even when you do all that, you still lose because of things going out of control, or somebody else making a mistake and taking you out, or some dumbass rule or interpretation thereof, so anytime you get a chance to win, you take it.
Really, that's the way almost everything worth doing in life works - the best dominate, and everyone else makes do 'til they figure it out or get a break.
Some people would rather see a more randomized result - to see things mixed up, a little chance mixed in, to see luck play a role. To see things contrived to be ultra-close, made even, leveled out. To see a surprise, to see equipment fail.
Maybe there's nothing to it. Maybe some folks have a different philosophy. Some believe in fighting for control, playing it smart, being scientific, getting rewarded for effort, brains, details, guts, calculated risk... and some people don't. Some people like a lottery. Escapism.
"Each day well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well therefore to this one day for it, and it alone, is life"
~ Sanskrit poem attributed to Kalidasa, "Salutation to the Dawn"
Of course, a 2 lap race decided by 1 second is a much greater margin of victory than a 79 lap race decided by 12 seconds... something the GWC crowd just can't grasp.
I think when you come of age watching that stuff, you think it is normal and how it should be.
"Maybe you're more into a race series that's staged like WWE wrestling. Where the winner is pre-determined and the entire race, especially the finish is done completely for effect. How would that be?"
What series that would be...and please provide links to support the idea that the winner is predetermined...BTW: Domination may be just the thing for some, but the 2 most exciting finishes at Indianapolis in my opinion were 1982 and 2006...but, that's just me...
If NASCAR is staged like many on this board claim wouldn't they have figured out a way to get Dale Jr. in victory lane the past few years?
They gave him what, 17 wins? It was probably getting too obvious or he did something to p*ss them off.
I guess that probably hit a little close to home ehh?
I doubt the winners in a race are pre-determined but one thing is for certain, Nascar works very hard at modifying the rules of their racing, even while the race is actually happening, for the best possible effect and outcome for the fans. They've taken that form of auto racing and pushed it to the edge of a true sport vs. just another form of entertainment.
2 last lap passes for the lead on the final lap in the Indy 500 in the last 16 years.. Now take the last 32 road/street courses.. How many? Then count how many chances of any lead change in the final 5 laps in those 32 races..
Why 32? Why not all the way back to 1996, since that's how far back you're going?2 last lap passes for the lead on the final lap in the Indy 500 in the last 16 years.. Now take the last 32 road/street courses.. How many? Then count how many chances of any lead change in the final 5 laps in those 32 races..