Preseason Bud Shootout can tell you plenty

Preseason in the NFL is brutal to sit through. Major League Baseball? Yawn. Give NASCAR credit, Saturday's Bud Shootout is a primo preseason spectacle, writes Terry Blount.

Updated: February 10, 2007, 6:27 PM ET
By Terry Blount | ESPN.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The NFL bores us to tears each summer with more than a month of preseason games featuring players who won't be in the league come mid-September.

Major League Baseball teams play 30 or so spring games that most players consider a glorified fitness program.

NASCAR does it a little differently.

Only one preseason event. More than $1 million on the line. The sport's biggest stars going for it on NASCAR's top venue.

Now that's an exhibition season fans ...

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