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(NASCAR)   Danica Patrick doesn't win again because a.) teammate spun her out, b.) she crashed or c.) she ran over a shoe?   ( ) divider line
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2012-08-20 02:22:49 PM  

mjbok: puffy999: I know she had gas issues once or twice when she was actually competing to win back in the day, but that happens to everyone.

Wasn't her win a gas thing, also?

Regarding the way she is covered, the best comparison I can come up with is Tiger Woods (without the championship pedigree).

Her win was a "most of the competition was a different event" thing. She won in Japan when all the top drivers were in Long Beach. Anna Kornikova tried the same thing in '04(?) when she entered a tournament while all the top players were at the Olympics. (She still lost to an unranked player in the semi-final.)

As far as best comparison, I'd go with Michael Jordan, baseball player. I think we saw every hit he ever got.
2012-08-20 03:39:46 PM  

darch: I'm a big fan (largely because of the hate she generates) but I have to admit that it could, maybe, just possibly be that she just isn't all that good

I'm a fan as well (and for the same reason as you, mostly) but exactly how long is this girl gonna get before she starts winning or even PLACING before she gets drummed out of the biz?
I suspect that if she had gonads and a goatee, she'd be driving dirt track somewhere in South Dakota.

She's currently in 11th place in the Nationwide standings, ahead of more than 70 other drivers. So, there's that.
2012-08-20 11:33:03 PM  

meanmutton: She's currently in 11th place in the Nationwide standings, ahead of more than 70 other drivers. So, there's that.

Who's in 10th? 9th? 8th? Don't know without looking it up? That's the point.
2012-08-22 08:55:22 PM  
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