18 February 2013

Danica Patrick Won Daytona 500 Pole-BFD


As I'm sure you have heard, Danica Patrick has won the pole for Sunday's Daytona 500.  I'm just waking up, and I've ALREADY heard more about it than I care to!  While winning the pole for any race is nice, it's not the same as winning.  Qualifying well allows you to pick your pit box and stuff like that, but no one remembers who won the pole; folks only remember who WON the race, and you'd best remember that, Miss Patrick.

I'm already getting annoyed at Miss Patrick in her interviews.  One dipshit reporter asked her what winning the pole for the Daytona 500 meant, and Miss Patrick waxed on about being able to do whatever you set your mind too, blah blah blah.  She was asked about what it meant being the first woman to do so (keep in mind that over fifty MEN have done so, and they've never gotten this kind of press).  Patrick went on to say it was awesome, yadda yadda yadda.

What she SHOULD have said that, while it was nice to take the pole, it didn't matter; what matter was who WON the race.  People don't remember the pole sitter; they remember the race winner.  She should have thanked Tony Stewart (part owner of Stewart-Haas Racing, the team for whom Patrick drives) for giving her the opportunity and a good car.  Also, please remember that Stewart-Haas Racing is a de facto satellite team for Hendrick Motorsports, one of the best teams in all of NASCAR.

Miss Patrick should have also tempered her response because, depending on what happens in the Budweiser Duels later this week, she may have to start in the back like she did last year.  For example, if Danica Patrick wrecks the race car and has to start the main race in a backup car, she'll have to start the race from the back, per NASCAR rules; according to NASCAR rules, if you change an engine or car, you go to the back-end of story.

Finally, Miss Patrick should get off her high horse because when you qualify can often determine how you do.  Depending on how the car is set up will determine how you do when you run.  That is to say if Patrick had started earlier or later, then she may not have gotten the pole.  For example, if she'd gone later, the track may have been too slick for her car setup to win the pole.

What's really going to matter is if Danica Patrick can get any good drafting partners to help her out.  Since she's a rookie (a status that'll be denoted by the two yellow stripes on her rear bumper), guys will be reluctant to draft with her.  Since guys will be reluctant to draft with her, she's not going to finish well; my prediction is that she'll finish in the bottom half of the field.

In closing, I'm already sick of hearing that Danica Patrick won the race pole.  Sitting on the pole is nice, but what matters is who WINS the race.  Keep in mind that the last Daytona 500 pole sitter to win the race was Dale Jarrett, who won in 2000.  If one of the guys had won the pole, we would have heard who it was and that would have been the end of it.  I'll be so glad when this Danicamania is over-enough already!  Until next time...



John Rambo said...

Hi Mark,

are you aware that the so called "antifeminist" women's blog that you sometimes comment on are actually not antifeminist at all, and openly hate men just as much as feminists do?


She wrote that in reply to a comment I left.

When are you men going to wake the fuck up and realize that there is NO SUCH THING as an "antifeminist woman"? Any woman claiming to be an antifeminist is a fucking liar and a hypocrite.

MarkyMark said...

I just took a quick glance at her comment (all I have time before heading off to work), and I see your point...

John Rambo said...

Thanks for looking at it.

Don't be fooled by these so called "traditional" or "antifeminist" women, dude. They are JUST AS MISANDRIC as any other woman out there. Misandry, hatred of men, is so deeply brainwashed into them thru the culture that it is impossible for them to ever deprogram themselves from it.

I suggest the next time to talk to her on her blog, you call her out on her bullshit. Get her to post an angry reply, and then you can expose her on her hypocrisy, lies, and man-hatred.

Either way, I would stop giving any publicity to her at all, and stop linking to her blog on your page. Ignore these spoiled little brats. Don't feed their attention whore complex.

djc said...

This reminds me of a time I was traveling with my ex-wife. We were flying back from Albuquerque, after visiting our son, his wife, and grandchildren. The plane touched down , and it was a pretty smooth landing. One of the stewardesses got on the PA, and remarked what a smooth landing it was, and mentioned that one of the pilots was a female named Tammy. And she wondered if it was Tammy who landed the plane. I told my ex "Who cares? Men have been landing planes for decades. Nobody ever says they're special."Everybody started getting their luggage out of the bins, and just before they opened the door, she got on the PA again and said that YES! It was indeed Tammy who landed the plane, in a isn't she special kind of voice. Everybody started clapping. I went "Booooo", and my ex actually slapped me on the shoulder, because she was so embarrassed that I would do such a thing in front of all those people. But it really did piss me off. Oh well. You gotta get those jabs in when you can.

The Shrug said...

Yay! Now she can get back to the slinky calendars and mangina magazine shoots!

Verna said...

This is cool!