read this and felt it may shed some i...

read this and felt it may shed some insight

Posted in the Elliott Sadler Forum

Conserned

Salisbury, MD

#1 Jun 2, 2009
I am a Die Hard Fan, of NASCAR, of Elliott's, of sports in general for that matter and I read alot of forums, blogs and article having to do with all of it.

After visiting here a few times and then reading this new blog on wordpress...

Well I felt the need to share!

http://zannasweeklyrant.wordpress.com/

Since: Feb 09

United States

#2 Jun 2, 2009
Conserned wrote:
I am a Die Hard Fan, of NASCAR, of Elliott's, of sports in general for that matter and I read alot of forums, blogs and article having to do with all of it.
After visiting here a few times and then reading this new blog on wordpress...
Well I felt the need to share!
http://zannasweeklyrant.wordpress.com/
Although it doesn't say who they are referring to..it sure sounds like the BS you have ben seeing on here about ES and his wife? I agree with that poster..some of these fans are not real fan in the true since of the word because they are not showing their support for that driver! They are in turn just passing on rumor and making accretions from hearsay just to demean ES or his new wife or just to get noticed! I find it interesting that this demeaning of his character or personal life did not have this much interest until after he was dating and then got married????
Conserned

Salisbury, MD

#3 Jun 2, 2009
My thoughts exactly! I read her post today and had to wonder if it was this forum she was talking about, I'd almost bet it was.

Why can't fans just be fans? Why does it have to get personal? There was a time in Elliott's Career he came out and stated that you could say what you wanted about him and his driving, but he wouldn't comment on his personal life.

I'm starting to see why. I think it's sad really that every time we learn something new about ES as a person those who are "supposed" to be his fans shoot him or it down.

All I can say is @Zanna_lynn who ever you are .. HERE HERE!
I Do Not Agree

AOL

#4 Jun 2, 2009
I Don't agree with Zanna's rant. The only thing she has right is that once an athlete reaches the big league's, its no longer interesting because its all about the groupies and money. The rest of her rant is short-sighted!
Athlete's change when they begin rolling in the big doe, most of them (not all) become arrogant beyond belief, they feel invincable and immortal, they get to the point where they think they are better than most people on this planet. They are no longer interesting to be around or talk to because their motivation for the sport has been reduced to maintaining a psuedo-celebrity status. I think that people who get on these sites who express their frustrations in a negative manner reflect this point of view to a strong degree. They see the insincerity of the business, the relentlessness of the Nascar industry pushing their beliefs onto fans and not all fans agree. Most people want to admire their athlete and when the athlete falls short of their expectations, the fans get on websites like this one and vent. Personally, I find it theraputic to lurk on these sites and to know that I am not the only one who is fed up with big business pushing their bs agenda's on me, its nice to relate to people who see through the facade of "support your athlete no matter what" attitude. It's refreshing actually. Yes, some of the fans of Nascar get over-heated and post garbage, but most are just venting. Last time I checked this was still a some-what free speech Country...or at least to the degree of ranting on websites with individual views is still acceptable. My advice to Zanna is this, if you don't like reading people's opinion's then don't come here, this website is not for you!
Wondering

Austin, TX

#5 Jun 2, 2009
Some fans are just sick and tired of the BS and glad handling that comes from Sadler's mouth week after week, season after season. After ten years of it, it gets old and it's like a broken record. Have you guys ever wonder what has happened to his popularity? there is a reason he is not a regular on TrackSide Live anymore. Used to be there would be Elliott sign everywhere, now you can go to the track and maybe see two or three people wearing his gear all weekend. He had more fans his rookie season than he does now, and that really sad. Too many burnt bridges I suspect.
Trac in Mich

Midland, MI

#6 Jun 2, 2009
He starts back on Trackside this weekend.
Dazed and Confused

Salisbury, MD

#7 Jun 2, 2009
I think Zanna Has a point, But I think there have been vaid points on the opposite as well.

I can't imagine,(if the blog wasn't about this site or if it was) what must go through the minds of the true My ATHLETE and only MY ATHLETE fans when they read the how did she put it..NASTY things people write.

I can't imagine what the friends, and family think about it either.

But at the same time these forums are for the venting opinons of the masses.
Lynne

AOL

#8 Jun 3, 2009
esadlern1fan wrote:
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Although it doesn't say who they are referring to..it sure sounds like the BS you have ben seeing on here about ES and his wife? I agree with that poster..some of these fans are not real fan in the true since of the word because they are not showing their support for that driver! They are in turn just passing on rumor and making accretions from hearsay just to demean ES or his new wife or just to get noticed! I find it interesting that this demeaning of his character or personal life did not have this much interest until after he was dating and then got married????
"True fans"??

Some "true fans" have their heads so far up their driver's ass, they fail to notice that their once popular driver is no longer so.

The driver no longer has his own merchandise hauler at the track, but, has to share with other driver/s. And there is no line and no wait at said hauler - ever.

The driver no longer drives like he used to.

The driver now just whines and complains.

The driver has absolutely gone thru a personality change - and not for the better.

Why you ask, do I mention all the above items? B/c they all started to happen WHEN new wife showed up. Something had to cause everything to happen.

Personally, I think when he screwed over Yates (after screwing over the Wood Brothers), karma - which can really be a bitch, finally found him. Thought he wasn't good enough for Yates. He should have stayed there.

That's SO GREAT that you are a "TRUE FAN". But other "TRUE FANS" SEE the above and comment on it. Many "TRUE FANS" were at events, races and out and about and SAW for themselves the behavior of said driver and the wife. They aren't making anything up. They are telling what happened. They are not posting to try to get notice. Most post b/c they can't believe what they have seen and are sad at what their driver has become.

You choosing to not acknowledge the behavior or to excuse it is just ridiculous.
William K

Charlotte, NC

#9 Jun 3, 2009
Lynne wrote:
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"True fans"??
Some "true fans" have their heads so far up their driver's ass, they fail to notice that their once popular driver is no longer so.
The driver no longer has his own merchandise hauler at the track, but, has to share with other driver/s. And there is no line and no wait at said hauler - ever.
The driver no longer drives like he used to.
The driver now just whines and complains.
The driver has absolutely gone thru a personality change - and not for the better.
Why you ask, do I mention all the above items? B/c they all started to happen WHEN new wife showed up. Something had to cause everything to happen.
Personally, I think when he screwed over Yates (after screwing over the Wood Brothers), karma - which can really be a bitch, finally found him. Thought he wasn't good enough for Yates. He should have stayed there.
That's SO GREAT that you are a "TRUE FAN". But other "TRUE FANS" SEE the above and comment on it. Many "TRUE FANS" were at events, races and out and about and SAW for themselves the behavior of said driver and the wife. They aren't making anything up. They are telling what happened. They are not posting to try to get notice. Most post b/c they can't believe what they have seen and are sad at what their driver has become.
You choosing to not acknowledge the behavior or to excuse it is just ridiculous.
Take away the hauler section and that sounds like you are talking about Jr.
OMG

Salisbury, MD

#10 Jun 3, 2009
@Lynne
Truth be told you have a point Elliott isn't the Driver he used to be. And I have personally witnessed the not so pleasant nature of his wife.
But I think a "TRUE" (as everyone has put it)Fan wouldn't want to hinder his already undermined position by adding negativity.
AS FOR ZANNA_LYNN's "rant" did you read the comments?
Does anyone know for sure that she was talking about us?
AND WTF even if she were, why not just call us out?
I think maybe, she wanted to see what kind of waves she could make with what appears to be her first blog post.
ompletely of topic I didn't realized so many people from Salisbury were on here...I thought I was ALONE..lol
OMG

Salisbury, MD

#11 Jun 3, 2009
@ william k ..I know right..lol

“RACING RULES ”

Since: Jan 07

Longview, Tx

#12 Jun 3, 2009
Wow, this person got up on the wrong side of the Cherrios box today.
just guessing

Seattle, WA

#13 Jun 3, 2009
"Wow, this person got up on the wrong side of the Cherrios box today..."
that was good! either that or its too hot in some town and the heats affecting everyone!!
littledevil2744

Newark, NJ

#14 Jun 4, 2009
William K wrote:
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Take away the hauler section and that sounds like you are talking about Jr.
was thinking the same person too!!! he does suck and i dont or never will like him!!
Shes at it again

Salisbury, MD

#15 Jun 9, 2009
Ok I checked out the blog that started this post today have you all seen the posts since? she posted the"results" from the sports fans post and now has one about love..this chick has serious "get it off my chest issues".
I Do Not Agree

AOL

#16 Jun 9, 2009
"Poll results: 65% of you thought Nasty Sports fans needed to GROW UP! 20% didn’t care, and 15% thought it made for good reading!

Due to one sports fan who agreed with my rant, a link was posted on a topix forum…hhhmmmm…

Rumors flew there over if I was talking about them..I’ll never tell!

What I will say is that forum did fit the bill! But may not have been the one I eluded too..either way it generated quite alot of back and forth bickering." from Zannasweeklyrant.

I have no doubt this subpar poll isn't even close to how true fans feel, but Zanna is entitled to her opinion, no matter how much some of us disagree with her. She sure thinks a lot of herself though, thinking that just because one or two people agreed with her rant, that is the reason they posted her psycho-babble here, it could have gone the other way! Someone could have been very angry with her rant and posted it here to express their dismay about it...hhhmmmm

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