View Full Version : Focus should be on Danica's driving, not her body

05-23-2008, 01:35 PM
Focus should be on Patrick's driving, not her bodyby Ian O'Connor, FOXSports.comUpdated: May 23, 2008, 2:53 AM EST759 comments add this Danica Patrick will not change the world by winning the Indy 500. She will change it by becoming an agent of reform, by using her victory to convince men to start measuring a woman by her skill instead of her bra size.
Patrick has already proven she can win a race. But no, the Japan 300 isn't the Indy 500. If Patrick is already a big, big star, a triumph in one of America's signature sporting events will send her celebrity soaring at the speed of sound.

It will give her a platform not enjoyed by a female athlete since Billie Jean King walked through the Astrodome door and reduced Bobby Riggs to a pathetic unforced error.

Annika Sorenstam did a ton for women without making the cut at the Colonial. Danica Patrick is favored to do a whole lot more Sunday than make the cut.

If she wins the Indy 500, it would be as off-the-charts significant as Lorena Ochoa someday winning the Masters which isn't going to happen. Danica Patrick in the winner's circle? Now that can happen.

But if Patrick's first post-race move is to jump her barely dressed self into every magazine that hasn't already packaged and sold her killer bod, she will be sending an awful message to young girls and the young boys raised to equate their worth with their sex appeal.

<span style="color: #FFFF66">Is this guy serious? He should be taken out and shot. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif I am perfectly capable of focusing on her driving and her body in the same month. Gee, is everyone going nuts? I mean, has he seen her body? The writer must be going for some sort of male sensitivity award of something. </span>

05-24-2008, 02:07 AM
Either that or got in some trouble with the wife, and is quickly trying to recoup some brownie points.

Danica has played everything right, enjoying fame and fortune a male driver of her skill could never obtain. Scratch that, obtaining fame and fortune the best indy car driver could never obtain. And somehow she's managed to flaunt her sex appeal while at the same time garnering respect for her athletic skills in her profession. Smart gal that one is!

But as someone who supports equality in the workforce, I find it only fair that each male driver be afforded the same opportunity to make the same bank she does each year. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif (sans a Maxim spread, of course)