10 October 2007
In an opinion piece today, David Caraviello (nascar.com) uses a battle analogy talking about cars not finishing races in the Chase to the Nextel Cup:
… This isn’t racing. This is an automotive Antietam, a three-week wave of motorsports mayhem that’s turned NASCAR’s premier championship into a simple battle of attrition. Drivers, cars, and hopes — both of race wins and championships — all emerge battered in a cycle of aggression and impatience that’s repeated itself from Dover to Kansas City to Talladega, and shows no sign of slowing down …
Automotive Antietam. Yup.
This may be the most trivial battle reference I’ve seen, but, on the other hand we do love blood and gore in sport, so maybe it applies. What? No blood? No gore?