Found September 20, 2012 on As the World Turns (Left):
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We can now blame Danica Patrick for the Kennedy assassination, the upcoming fiscal cliff and that pothole on Main Street that forced many a premature tire realignment.

Because if you can blame Patrick for the circumstances that forced Dale Earnhardt Jr. to fire cousin Tony Eury Jr. and uncle Tony Eury Sr. at JR Motorsports, then she must be the origin of all the world’s ills.

But the Danica Blame Game apparently knows no limits. Here’s a sample of some of the comments listed on the Sporting News/AOL NASCAR page under the story about Eury Jr’s departure.

“It’s all Danica’s fault…she’s a crybaby…”

– JoeSport

“If Danica didn’t wreck every week they could work on getting faster instead of trying to catch up.”

– Rich DeLong III

“Found GoDaddy’s address…Ft. Knox…Racing gone to hell when you cut your families’ throats in favor of a low-talent wanna be driver’s sponsor money.”

– Dan Foster

“Who said blood was thicker than $$$$$$$$$?”

– Donald Tyson

You can check out the rest here. Or don’t. I certainly wouldn’t blame you if you’ve already seen enough.

Can anybody in their right mind see the underachievement that took place prior to Patrick joining JR Motorsports and subsequently conclude that that she is the reason for any of their problems?

Well, only if you are a hateful person with an agenda. You know, the kind of person who slid into Jackie Robinson spikes-first.

Thank God I’m not Danica Patrick. The problem with her is that she gets hit from both sides — the truly biased folks, and the merely machismo crowd.

Travis Pastrana, who is doing nothing more than trying to learn how to turn a wheel in NASCAR following his X-Games exploits, gauges his progression via Danica because he doesn’t want to lose to a girl.

It is that kind of philosophy that makes it where Patrick gets no space on the track, producing the kind of wrecks everybody uses to question her talent. Talk about a self-fulfilling prophecy for the naysayers.

I can only imagine if a NFL rookie, just trying to learn the position, was targeted like Tom Brady of the New England Patriots. You try to survive under those circumstances.

The bottom line is that whatever is going on between Earnhardt Jr. and his relatives has absolutely nothing to do with her.

But folks will try to make it that way.

And frankly, those folks are losers.

Follow Josh Stewart on Twitter @JoshNASCARWWE.

 

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