For the few of you still living in the cave... let me be the first to point out that apparently there is a chick driving in the Indianapolis 500 today. Not only that... The media is busy hyping her as a potential winner... and of course... in the process is piling tons of pressure on the girl.
Now... before I get started let me first say that I have nothing against this chick at all. She's a little hottie... she's pure spitfire, and she can drive like hell. I can't help but like her... not just because she's talented and hot... but because she's obviously the kind of chick that I've always loved... You know the one... the one who'd much rather hangout with the boys than the girls? Not a bull dyke tomboy... but all girl... who just happened to prefer to hang with us. DrWho... Kristy.... Laurie... Joy... all my favorite chicks fit this mold... even X. They all fit the mold.
Why are they pressuring this chick to win? Is she talented enough? Hell yeah she is... but ummm.. People...
She's a rookie.
We don't put rookies out there at the Indy500 and tell them to win the thing. Ya put them out there and tell them to survive... to learn... to gain the valuable experience so that one day they might eventually win.
In the Court of the Media... at this point, if Danica don't win, she's a failure.
Worse than this are the already prevelant calls for her to jump to NASCAR.
NASCAR? Are you crazy?
Setting aside the fact that Shawna Johnson already drives in the Nextel Cup... though she's never had the equipment to do anything really... What irks me about this media charge is the all the "Teach those Rednecks a Lesson" talk.
I mean... are they tryin' to get the girl killed?
NASCAR and Indy are barely the same sport. If anything... Open Wheels racing has been relegated to the Minor Leagues folks. That may sound like blasphemy... but thats the plain truth. Drivers are making their repuation in Indy cars, and then jumping to NASCAR to cash in, and race with the Big Boys.
There's no bumpin' and grindin' in Indy cars.
The Big Media attidude of showin' up the locals... is just exact attitude that Danica has never displayed... and it's their attitude, and their accusations, that could translate to the girl spending a few nights in the hospital.
But hey.. let's not jump the gun here... She ain't won Indy yet... and frankly its insane for anyone to honestly expect her to. She's a rookie. She's by definition inexperienced.
So how about we stop worryin' about what ain't between her legs, and instead consider what ain't between her ears.
If the girl runs in the top 10... That's a huge accomplishment... and Top5 would damned near be a miracle. I'm rooting for her. I just think people should be a little more realistic.