Is Jimmie Johnson's dominance good or...

Is Jimmie Johnson's dominance good or bad for NASCAR?

There are 156 comments on the PilotOnline.com story from Oct 18, 2009, titled Is Jimmie Johnson's dominance good or bad for NASCAR?. In it, PilotOnline.com reports that:

Shortly after Saturday night's race Twitter was all aflutter in debate on whether Jimmie Johnson's dominance is good for the sport.

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“Smoke Fan Forever!!!”

Since: Sep 07

Look to the Western Sky!!!!

#133 Oct 20, 2009
alpinedigital wrote:
dang I missed the good conversations and again, the topic is switched over to who is using what identity. LOL
Oh well. Chad & Jimmie and Co, what can we say? They don't have much effecting their lives except winning. That reduces so many variables it's not funny. What's everyone wake up to? How to do the same thing they've been doing. Once a team gets on a roll, it should be much easier because they've found what they were looking for and they're using it. Lots of teams are new and have a long way to go before they're established and comfortable with who's who and what's what. We can't expect anyone was going to give the 48 a run for their money, and blaming a cheat isn't going to cut it. Blame it on the fact they've been around and they're comfortable with what they're doing.
Yeah - dumb question, actually. Of course its bad for NASCAR because its bad for fans. Kyle Busch took some hatred off the 48 team for a moment and Im sure it'll happen again. I'm not going to b!tch and complain though... And those who do just need to take JPMs words to heard and suck it up.
It IS what it IS.
Yes it is what it is.

Since: Dec 06

Minneapolis, MN

#134 Oct 20, 2009
IMO the reason fans didn't turn away from the other sports, they want to see if the top team/players can get beat. Tiger didn't make the cut of one of the turnys this year, he isn't on top every week just most weeks. Talking to my husband he thinks that if given the same equipment to all golfers Tiger would kill the others player every week. And trust me my husband is NOT a fan of Tigers. He is more upset that Tiger will beat all of Jack's records.

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Since: Jun 08

Dover, OH

#135 Oct 20, 2009
If JJ wins The Cup again, I just might give up on NASCAR and follow ALMS, ARCA, USAC & WoO more closely...
This is just ridiculous!

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#136 Oct 20, 2009
Amy W wrote:
IMO the reason fans didn't turn away from the other sports, they want to see if the top team/players can get beat. Tiger didn't make the cut of one of the turnys this year, he isn't on top every week just most weeks. Talking to my husband he thinks that if given the same equipment to all golfers Tiger would kill the others player every week. And trust me my husband is NOT a fan of Tigers. He is more upset that Tiger will beat all of Jack's records.
I know what you mean . I can remember when some of the records of some of the old timers in MLB records were broken . You would have thought the world had come to an end .A friend of mine told me Reggie Jackson received death threats for breaking someones record . And it didn't help the fact he was a black man . Go figure . For some reason people do not like seeing records broken :(
Race Fanatic

Elkridge, MD

#137 Oct 20, 2009
14_Patti_18 wrote:
<quoted text>
Why have you been posting under different names??
Patti,,, that was my son Frank!!! today he posted that post while on my computer... good post IMO. I agree entirely!!

Since: Dec 06

Minneapolis, MN

#138 Oct 20, 2009
NYSMILE_1969 wrote:
<quoted text> I know what you mean . I can remember when some of the records of some of the old timers in MLB records were broken . You would have thought the world had come to an end .A friend of mine told me Reggie Jackson received death threats for breaking someones record . And it didn't help the fact he was a black man . Go figure . For some reason people do not like seeing records broken :(
It has nothing to do with Tiger being half black.Jack Nicholes was my husbands hero growing up. He hates to see all of Jack's records fall. He know realizes it is going to happen and it will be Tiger that does it.
all bout the 24 an obama

Sioux City, IA

#139 Oct 20, 2009
jimmy48 wrote:
Well heres my opinion then. If it was say Kurt Busch you all would be doing the same thing to him. Doesn't matter who the driver is. Just happens that its JJ. So if it was Tony would you all be screaming conspiracy? Of course not. So do any of you look as good as Chandra? Probably not. I'm sure she couldn't care less what you haters think because she's happy with who she is. The wife of the best driver in Nascar! Bring it home Jimmie! Wooooooo!
dont pay the naysayers no mind.
the truth is jimmy an chad are that good.
if it were there driver in jimmys place they would be happy the same as the jj fans are/
there is NO CHEATING going on .
they are the best there is right now in nascar an for the last three years.
hell jeff an earnhart were the same way in there time.
everyone has got to realize that jj an chad are great at there jobs.
its what they get paid to do''''''jimmy can drive circles around any of them '
folks need to unserstand what chad an jj are all about''''''racing' pure an simple.
an ' no'''''him winning does not hurt the ratings or anything else...folks are just jealous ' thats all''''''''
all bout the 24 an obama

Sioux City, IA

#140 Oct 20, 2009
Holy Handgrenade wrote:
If JJ wins The Cup again, I just might give up on NASCAR and follow ALMS, ARCA, USAC & WoO more closely...
This is just ridiculous!
what is ridiculous about it.
chad an jimmy are doing there job ' do you expect them to slow down so other teams can win??????
its what they get paid to do ya know''''''
jimmy is awesome an nascars greatest driver in this era''''''''

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#141 Oct 20, 2009
Amy W wrote:
<quoted text>It has nothing to do with Tiger being half black.Jack Nicholes was my husbands hero growing up. He hates to see all of Jack's records fall. He know realizes it is going to happen and it will be Tiger that does it.
Sorry I didn't mean it to come out that way . All I was getting at was people do not like having records broken .

Since: Dec 06

Minneapolis, MN

#142 Oct 20, 2009
NYSMILE_1969 wrote:
<quoted text> Sorry I didn't mean it to come out that way . All I was getting at was people do not like having records broken .
True.

OK here is a thought. Tony and Ryan had great cars at the start of the season. Just before th chase started their cars haven't been so good. So do you guys think Rick was making sure they got good equipment from him then, and now they are getting the same crap that JR gets?
troll fodder

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#143 Oct 20, 2009
NYSMILE_1969 wrote:
<quoted text> Sorry I didn't mean it to come out that way . All I was getting at was people do not like having records broken .
No you meant to play the race card, and it backfired on you. I'm really sick and tired of people playing the race card when they have no substantive argument. It happens in politics, and it happens here. When you bring up the race card, it cheapens your argument and makes it look like you're the one with the problem. People are people. Color DOES NOT MATTER. It's what's on the inside. God made us the color and ethnicity he wants us to be. Nuff said!!!
Carolyn

Erie, PA

#144 Oct 20, 2009
all bout the 24 an obama wrote:
<quoted text>dont pay the naysayers no mind.
the truth is jimmy an chad are that good.
if it were there driver in jimmys place they would be happy the same as the jj fans are/
there is NO CHEATING going on .
they are the best there is right now in nascar an for the last three years.
hell jeff an earnhart were the same way in there time.
everyone has got to realize that jj an chad are great at there jobs.
its what they get paid to do''''''jimmy can drive circles around any of them '
folks need to unserstand what chad an jj are all about''''''racing' pure an simple.
an ' no'''''him winning does not hurt the ratings or anything else...folks are just jealous ' thats all''''''''
Was it you, Andy, whose driver was Kevin Harvick? Or, was it Granny? I can't remember; it's been quite a while. By the way, where the heck is Granny? She doesn't visit us anymore. Hope she is okay.

Since: Dec 06

Minneapolis, MN

#145 Oct 20, 2009
troll fodder wrote:
<quoted text>
No you meant to play the race card, and it backfired on you. I'm really sick and tired of people playing the race card when they have no substantive argument. It happens in politics, and it happens here. When you bring up the race card, it cheapens your argument and makes it look like you're the one with the problem. People are people. Color DOES NOT MATTER. It's what's on the inside. God made us the color and ethnicity he wants us to be. Nuff said!!!
Hold on, I am LMAO so hard I am on the floor. Ok I am back on the chair. This coming from the woman that worships Beck the racist. Just too funny. LMAO
troll fodder

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#147 Oct 20, 2009
Amy W wrote:
<quoted text>Hold on, I am LMAO so hard I am on the floor. Ok I am back on the chair. This coming from the woman that worships Beck the racist. Just too funny. LMAO
You are so freakin' clueless, I don't think there is any hope for you. Beck is not a racist. I have dishes to wash and a very long day tomorrow. All you delusional folks who are in danger of losing your fundamental freedoms have a lovely night and sweet dreams. Oh, and you few enlightened ones, have a lovely night and sweet dreams, also.

JohnnyDeppfan

Since: Oct 09

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#148 Oct 20, 2009
witch wrote:
<quoted text>She died. Screw that old witch. There was a funeral online for her.
How cruel!

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#149 Oct 20, 2009
Amy W wrote:
<quoted text>True.
OK here is a thought. Tony and Ryan had great cars at the start of the season. Just before th chase started their cars haven't been so good. So do you guys think Rick was making sure they got good equipment from him then, and now they are getting the same crap that JR gets?
What happened to Kyle last yr? I think Tony has to work on Qualifying . COT doesn't like dirty air . His car has been good heck there have been times he was the fastest car on the track . And remember this is the 1st yr. Tony and DG have worked together . I think the are a lot of reason but none of them are Hendricks . JMO
Critters in the attic

Buffalo, NY

#150 Oct 20, 2009
witch wrote:
<quoted text>She died. Screw that old witch. There was a funeral online for her.
That was for another dead witch.

Since: Dec 06

Minneapolis, MN

#151 Oct 20, 2009
troll fodder wrote:
<quoted text>
You are so freakin' clueless, I don't think there is any hope for you. Beck is not a racist. I have dishes to wash and a very long day tomorrow. All you delusional folks who are in danger of losing your fundamental freedoms have a lovely night and sweet dreams. Oh, and you few enlightened ones, have a lovely night and sweet dreams, also.
I guess you need me to repost some of his more colorful remakes.

Since: Dec 06

Minneapolis, MN

#152 Oct 20, 2009
NYSMILE_1969 wrote:
<quoted text>What happened to Kyle last yr? I think Tony has to work on Qualifying . COT doesn't like dirty air . His car has been good heck there have been times he was the fastest car on the track . And remember this is the 1st yr. Tony and DG have worked together . I think the are a lot of reason but none of them are Hendricks . JMO
I don't know about KB. Maybe the stress got to him.

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#154 Oct 20, 2009
Amy W wrote:
<quoted text>I don't know about KB. Maybe the stress got to him.
We still have 5 more races keep fingers crossed .

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