JAY LENO AND NASCAR: IN PERSPECTIVE

 NBC is a mess. NASCAR might be a mess. So as I read about Jay Leno’s future and how it impacts all of late night television, it got me thinking the two worlds are pretty comparable, so long as you put things in perspective. Jay Leno is Rick HendrickBoth get whatever they want. Jay Leno wants $25 million a year and his old time slot back. So what if it was promised to another guy five years ago? Done.Rick Hendrick wants a juggernaut of winning drivers and big names like Dale Jr. ...

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JIMMIE ON JAY (NOT LITERALLY)

 Jimmie, if your goal is to kick your public persona out of the vanilla zone into something a little more Chunky Monkey, "The Jay Leno Show" is not the way to go. (Was that bastion of televised Ambien Larry King not available?) Go on Letterman. Do Stern. Get Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis. You gave it your best with Jay, but you didn't have much to work with. The guy is still telling Monica Lewinsky jokes. Probably. You need to get out of your comfort zone. It might mean ...

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