SportsTalk Live: Is Danica the biggest story?
Mon, 25 Feb 2013|
David Kaplan and Monday's SportsTalk Live panel discusses Danica Patrick's NASCAR race over the weekend and whether or not she was the biggest story - 2/25
Let's talk about NASCAR. Danica finish is eight. That seems to be a bigger story than Jimmie Johnson a five time champ winning what's the bigger story. Danica without question I mean you know she's done all these GoDaddy things that I wish you to stop that stuff because -- that to me that's just trash you. She's -- make she makes money off let's try to make it's not a political and daddy dot -- do they give you website too by the way I think most people know that knowing they -- now I'd I don't know what's sure bank account knows that's OK I would like give Jimmy -- throughout the awareness be your thought on either I think she's a legitimate driver. She's shown it. She's strong she's in shape he can drive through and she's one woman what 43 -- forty human. It's astounding finish and is what I did which has been anybody's endorsement she's allowed to do it as long as she understands that she's objective find yourself -- -- and is comfortable that the only way apparently she's comfortable with that data which is there any advice you don't have that reputation little -- blogs are pretty here I -- I don't think that's a really good question right now maybe how about when I was 25 no not even that what was the question -- -- -- -- his -- -- regarded. If the check was right I guarantee you he would probably -- be this good -- really bad turn it really did Iran's turner hit a bad left side is exactly right guard. She's -- she you know she was in third place right until the end okay and she's. She's obviously how the driver I don't know a whole lot about NASCAR but she was right there and the fact that she was that she had the pole position she was the story of the day regardless of who want it seems to me. I'm one of those guys who has a NASCAR in every shirt with the NASCAR style logo but it's as boring instead of NASCAR with the same colors so. On the wrong got to give you an actual thoughtful opinion it was not a guy who doesn't follow it. What do you is a bigger story. -- your -- the only story of consequence over the weekend from there to your question was the crash the fact that. You know that that a flaming engine among other bits of shrapnel was on the wrong side of the fence. And if this story wasn't covered by the and they became fascinated by the way the news media covered or in some cases did not cover it. And NASCAR tried to wield some power and take the fan videos off of you to. Yeah and they worked for a day and then YouTube fought back and said you know what you can't do you have some of the video unusable on what you were talking about it and don't you know this is just from somebody's. That while the top watch them tire Wear it dies filming I understand the deal more of the sport to a lot of people with the possibility of a record the big rack and some other harder but. You should be -- look at this title is I don't go fishing and who knows when we'll. Right under the -- he should be confident that you're not going to die or or recognition that's pretty easily. You're watching it to see other people get hurt and make sure that a particular risk and they're getting they had that's quite. But you watched that race. They're -- inches between Paris and I watch it for a good hour on on Sunday and you just -- they're so close to it's gonna it's gonna happen -- -- there's any question -- you should not be in the -- expecting exactly that you're gonna get hurt -- you know NASCAR. Has gotten rid -- -- the television used to be just like a Russian -- going out -- people -- -- -- captain Dale Earnhardt Dale -- -- the head -- I mean. Dale earnhardt's. I I've heard -- may have not gotten rid of the deaths it's gonna happen and what can't say that you're 190 miles an literally haven't been done and this is. What we -- fact. OK okay. Camaraderie here. You know I think if I get in Europe the wrecks than their thing they've got my resident RC well yeah I thank you for reestablish. What color -- -- sports wise and in the world do Bulls go into the stands in a -- fights. Is that as sometimes they do is that something that you would just as a fan and you X-Files and you're like I like I I don't at a US backed rodeo maybe. You know one thing I would try our problem with with NASCAR. The whole Shell on the cars and straight through the lights are fake everything is -- I always thought that the point of NASCAR. We had a real she will thwart a real -- -- real whatever the car was half. These -- all the same chassis there's no difference in -- -- our -- -- different engine it's the whole thing comes off. In the wheels come off I think he could easily change. The restraining wall that are the burden that the defense there we -- the lawyers are had a field day now going to -- really seriously heard of that. There were two that were fairly serious but no fatalities thing that. CNN the sport directly from wrong with the restrictor plate. You're you're begging for the accident because you have you have set the limits of how fast people can go on a very small window right do you give them. You can't go faster than someone sort of find a way to get in front of riding that to draft him. Well again in that horrific -- no drivers were hurt. Not the old days when they. You know we're just flying around loose and they also when he could burn to death and could occurrence. Well the first stories ever did as a journalist -- 2010 and where it was before the Indy 500 ever talked this week savage too really handsome guy. Bogeys dead and I don't know how many people died in that Indy 500 I was right about AJ Foyt and I just thought my god you -- you can just. -- it definitely Floyd had so many injuries it was unbelievable how often that was horrible it was horrifying and they've changed that to their credit.