We don't trash your sport, NASCAR bashers, so don't trash ours

They lurk under the cloak of ignorance. They strike with the precision of a 12-gauge shotgun sprayed from 100 yards. They laugh at us. They mock us. They are the NASCAR bashers, and they are out of control, writes Ed Hinton.

Updated: November 28, 2008, 11:03 AM ET
By Ed Hinton | ESPN.com

Some years ago, then-Dallas Cowboys coach Jimmy Johnson and I were sitting in a watering hole in Las Colinas, Texas, talking about draftees going through their first spring minicamp.

A practice session for the Indy 500 was on TV, and at one point Johnson glanced over at the big screen and asked, "Is that stuff actually interesting?"

"It is if you know what to look for," I said. "Sort of like football. Now I could point out certain things …"

"Yeah, ...

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