Some sad news to report throughout our mix of snark, cynicism, and laughs here at Awful Announcing. Fox's Chris Myers has been pulled from coverage of the Daytona 500, scheduled to take place on February 26th, after Myers' son Christopher was killed in a car accident in California. Myers was just 19 years old.
Myers will be replaced in the FOX studio by John Roberts of the Speed Network. Roberts will be the studio host for next Saturday's Budweiser Shootout, next Sunday's qualifying races, as well as the pre-race coverage at Daytona for the Daytona 500. Speedweeks at Daytona is Fox's marquee NASCAR event at the beginning of the season with coverage spanning two weeks. Fox is understandably giving Myers as much time as he needs following this unspeakable tragedy.
Here at Awful Announcing and the rest of the Bloguin network, all of our thoughts and prayers are with Myers and his family.
[h/t: USA Today]
ratings = advertising... advertising = money. I understand WHY they did it... but that doesn't negate from the fact it's still a terrible idea to do.
Another illustration of the nonsensical Nielsen ratings. I will never understand why major networks put so much stock into them.