Is Jimmie Johnson Killing NASCAR?

Is Jimmie Johnson Killing NASCAR?

There are 116 comments on the Bleacher Report story from Oct 25, 2009, titled Is Jimmie Johnson Killing NASCAR?. In it, Bleacher Report reports that:

Five races left until the end of the season, or is it fives races left until the death of NASCAR according to some of the fans who are already writing their own obituaries? After cruising the Internet's highways and byways taking in some of the small talk about the current state of the sport, which I did find kind of amusing at times, I couldn't ...

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“Ave Satanas”

Since: Dec 06

Bratislava, Slovakia

#103 Apr 30, 2010
Wang's a retard looking for attention,just ignore it and it will go away.
Wang

Raleigh, NC

#104 Apr 30, 2010
triple6vamp wrote:
Wang's a retard looking for attention,just ignore it and it will go away.
Ancient plovelb say: "When you want to test the depths of a stleam, don't use both feet."

Too rate fol you, you arr wet.

hohoho

“How We Roll”

Since: Nov 08

Area 51, Nevada

#105 Apr 30, 2010
MISSU3 wrote:
...If you're not driver or team enough to beat JJ, that's on your shoulders not his. AND by the way, I can't stand any Hendricks driver.
Beautiful. Just... beautiful. Somebody should frame that and stick it in a pop-up for all to see.

“How We Roll”

Since: Nov 08

Area 51, Nevada

#106 Apr 30, 2010
kyb18 wrote:
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Whether the drivers in NASCAR fit the bill as acceptable physical specimens in your view, has absolutely no impact on the argument.
Xactly what I think. Very good job settling THAT argument for them.
mike is smarter

North Attleboro, MA

#107 Apr 30, 2010
i commute 5 days a week, big deal. they race 3 night consecutive how many weeks of the year? what do they do on the other 4 days? shoot commercials, sign autographs and sleep! how many hours do they spend racing each week, even on 3 nights of racing weeks? 10 at the most. i work 50 hours a week.

they are puny, weak and working part-time and they are barely 'working' while in the cars and trucks at all!

not athletes, not a sport. not even close.
JJ2FST488 wrote:
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Aaagh,ok, you defeated me...aaaghhhh. NOT. Nascar's a sport, dude. Quite trying to "define" it. Puny weak drivers? Please. Is Kyle Busch or Kevin Harvick weak competing in all three series in consecutive nights? We all know JJ is Superman so we KNOW he's not weak. Only your feeble attempt is.
kyb18

Wayne, NJ

#108 May 1, 2010
mike is smarter wrote:
i commute 5 days a week, big deal. they race 3 night consecutive how many weeks of the year? what do they do on the other 4 days? shoot commercials, sign autographs and sleep! how many hours do they spend racing each week, even on 3 nights of racing weeks? 10 at the most. i work 50 hours a week.
they are puny, weak and working part-time and they are barely 'working' while in the cars and trucks at all!
not athletes, not a sport. not even close.
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You're just manipulating and negating facts to suit your argument, which is illogical at best; and again comparing the duration of a race (competition) to how many hours you commute and work? I don't see the correlation.
Did you know that in a professional baseball game, which has an average duration of 3 hours, the ball is actually in play for 11 total minutes? Does that diminish it's value as a sport? Was Babe Ruth in fantastic physical condition?
As I said before, you are entitled to perceive a sport, or an athlete however you choose, just don't think that your opinion sets the definition.

“How We Roll”

Since: Nov 08

Area 51, Nevada

#109 May 1, 2010
Wiki - "Motorsport (or motorsports) is the collection of sports which primarily involve the use of motorized vehicles.
Motorsport includes all forms of motor racing as well as non-racing motorized sports."

It's at LEAST close, especially if technically its a sport of a certain type. And you can eat this, while you're accepting your defeat in this argument:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outline_of_sport...
Autoracing, right under Archery; So you see - what YOU feel should BE a sport does nothing for validating its status as being one.

As for your 'athlete' here's a good definition for ya:
"a person who is trained or skilled in exercises, sports, or games requiring physical strength, agility, or stamina."

As its been argued, the more physically fit you are, the less fatigued you get after hours of repetitive action and extreme focus. If you become physically uncomfortable, you'll be distracted and lose focus.

We can all agree, its not the same as MOST physical sports but Wiki does have it listed in the physical sports catagory. AND, obviously some motorsports are more physical than others, but its a topic we can argue and throw opinions about all day and never come to an agreement.
kyb18

United States

#110 May 1, 2010
alpinedigital wrote:
Wiki - "Motorsport (or motorsports) is the collection of sports which primarily involve the use of motorized vehicles.
Motorsport includes all forms of motor racing as well as non-racing motorized sports."
It's at LEAST close, especially if technically its a sport of a certain type. And you can eat this, while you're accepting your defeat in this argument:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outline_of_sport...
Autoracing, right under Archery; So you see - what YOU feel should BE a sport does nothing for validating its status as being one.
As for your 'athlete' here's a good definition for ya:
"a person who is trained or skilled in exercises, sports, or games requiring physical strength, agility, or stamina."
As its been argued, the more physically fit you are, the less fatigued you get after hours of repetitive action and extreme focus. If you become physically uncomfortable, you'll be distracted and lose focus.
We can all agree, its not the same as MOST physical sports but Wiki does have it listed in the physical sports catagory. AND, obviously some motorsports are more physical than others, but its a topic we can argue and throw opinions about all day and never come to an agreement.
thank you :), as always, well said.

“How We Roll”

Since: Nov 08

Area 51, Nevada

#111 May 1, 2010
kyb18 wrote:
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thank you :), as always, well said.
I'd say 'great minds think alike' cuzz you make really good points as well. Its cool how two people can develop an even better solid foundation to base an opinion on.
kyb18

Wayne, NJ

#112 May 1, 2010
alpinedigital wrote:
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I'd say 'great minds think alike' cuzz you make really good points as well. Its cool how two people can develop an even better solid foundation to base an opinion on.
Now, if only more people thought like that, the world would no doubt be a better place. Opinion can be a dangerous thing, especially when someone is close-minded enough to believe it's fact, and stubborn enough not to contest it.
In the battle of fact vs. opinion it's good to have allies.:)
acrim

Manhattan Beach, CA

#113 May 1, 2010
kyb18 wrote:
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Now, if only more people thought like that, the world would no doubt be a better place. Opinion can be a dangerous thing, especially when someone is close-minded enough to believe it's fact, and stubborn enough not to contest it.
In the battle of fact vs. opinion it's good to have allies.:)
You two should get a room...

“How We Roll”

Since: Nov 08

Area 51, Nevada

#114 May 2, 2010
acrim wrote:
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You two should get a room...
No, thanks. We want people to see race fans with opposing drivers, teams, manufacturers can get along. We're not here trolling for attention, just good discussion and conversation.

Thank you for participating.
Wang

Chapel Hill, NC

#115 May 2, 2010
alpinedigital wrote:
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Xactly what I think. Very good job settling THAT argument for them.
You think that weak 'algument' settre anyting. If so, Wang got gleat sub-division on serr to you, lear cheap. It carred Shangli Ra. No wait, Wang lecend that offel, Asia not need feebre minded peopre rike you. Instead, Wang got big gorden gate blidge to serr, lear cheap.
Wang

Chapel Hill, NC

#116 May 2, 2010
alpinedigital wrote:
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I'd say 'great minds think alike' cuzz you make really good points as well. Its cool how two people can develop an even better solid foundation to base an opinion on.
It mole rike two peopre sitting on back bench in sholt bus discussing they'le rove of toe jam.
Southern Race Fan

United States

#117 May 2, 2010
Yes he is another smart ass!!!
BacKDooRbOb

Seattle, WA

#119 May 4, 2010
Dick Trickle?
I wonder what sick thoughts this name provoked in the young JOONNERYYYERs pea brain , as he wanked
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