don’t cry for jimmie johnson, argentina

Jimmie Johnson celebrates winning the NASCAR Banking 500 only from Bank of America at Lowe's Motor Speedway. With the win, Johnson ties Buck Baker for 13th on the all-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series wins list. (Photo Credit: Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR)I mean, really. So, now that Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 “Dream Team” went and won two races in a row, catapulting them to the top of the The Chase standings, a lot of people are talking about how freaking boring it is that he could possibly win a 4th Championship in a row.

I am, of course, one of those people that would rather he didn’t win that 4th Championship. I don’t want him to not win it because I don’t like him or because I think it’s bad for the sport, or because I hate someone making history. No, I don’t want him to win it ’cause it’s purely boring!! It’s like watching a football game and watching one team slaughter the other team by going up 40 to zero in the first half. It’s effing boring, people. Nobody wants to watch that.

Watching a team other than your favorite make history isn’t fun. I’m sorry but that’s the truth. Of course I loved it when the 49ers won 2 Super Bowl’s in a row, but when the Patriots did the same thing I couldn’t tell you where I was when it happened. That’s just how it is. Good for them, but I’m not going to be that interested.

I respect the history and the feat, and how much it takes to be the best. Trust me, I get it. It’s a big deal and the 48 has proved they’re insanely good, and if they win this thing then I’ll congratulate them with all of the sincerity in the world.

But what’s wrong with wanting someone else to win it?

And now I’d like to say something that’s been bugging me. It should be duly noted that Jimmie Johnson has a TON of fans. So nobody needs to be running around trying to stick up for him. The man has fans; he has a ton of people out there pulling for him to win this thing, so nobody needs to tell us non-diehard Jimmie Johnson fans that we need to knock it off.

When I go to a race I always see Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson fans. The top-3 driver’s gear I see on people belongs to those guys, hands down.

And frankly, as a Dale Jr. fan I have bigger issues to worry about than whether or not Jimmie wins the Championship this year. Thank you.



  1. Cara
    October 22, 2009 at 12:33 AM ·

    Seriously though, you should shut up. If Junior was the one about to win four championships in a row nobody would have a problem with it. Don’t you ever get tired of bitching and complaining. It’s not Jimmie’s fault for doing what he’s there to do, which is compete.
    Maybe Jimmie winning so much is a sign that the other teams need to step their game up.

  2. Valli
    October 22, 2009 at 8:51 AM ·

    Cara, You clearly didn’t read what I wrote. It’s not necessary to tell me to “shut up” when I’m simply voicing my opinion, which I am entitled to do, just like you are.

    If you’d read anything I’ve written in the past about the subject I’ve said the same thing as what you just did. Other teams do need to step up their game.

  3. Phoenyx
    October 24, 2009 at 1:25 AM ·

    Wow… that’s either seriously ballsy or seriously rude to tell somebody to shut up on their own blog… but I digress…

    Part of me totally agrees about wishing somebody, anybody else would win the Championship this year… just to mix things up a bit! However, it is the best driver/team that is going to take it, and it looks like its going to be the 48 again. Granted anything can still happen, bad luck at a couple tracks could jeopardize that chance. But I think right now the 48 team’s star is shining too brightly for that to happen.

    The Jimmie/Chad combination is seemingly unstoppable and on its way to Title #4, leaving everybody else in the dust.

    While Jimmie is not my favorite driver, I like him well enough. I have to admit it though, Chad is my favorite crew chief. The man is highly intelligent, and bloody brilliant on the war wagon. He’s the reason I’ll watch This Week in NASCAR, because I love listening to him explain how things work on the track.

    Question is, what is it going to take for the other teams to step up to the level that Jimmie/Chad is at? They’ve raised that bar sky high.

    I wonder how I would feel about this if it were Clint Bowyer going for Championship #4? Sad thing is RCR collectively stumbled so badly this year, I’m just wishing he’d win ONE freaking race before the end of the season.

  4. Cara
    October 24, 2009 at 2:09 AM ·

    So after further thought, maybe shut up wasn’t the proper phrase to use and I apologize. But I find it highly unfair that people want to fault the 48 team for winning.

  5. Phoenyx
    October 25, 2009 at 2:04 AM ·

    I don’t fault the 48 team at all. They’re having an amazing run of years. I think what gets annoying (to me, at least) is that nobody seems to be able to keep up with them!

    Can we clone Chad? Seriously! ;)