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Who believes Jimmie Johnson?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by TheSportsPredictor, Dec 10, 2006.

  1. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

    I guess I just don't get it. Is there any difference between "sharp turn" and "hitting a berm"? I'd think once you were airbone, there'd be some sharp turn involved, so I wouldn't even consider that a lie.

    Beyond that, we're talking the the difference of one letter - "in" to "on." BFD. If he had a sharper PR person, they would have fessed up to writing the statement wrong, his misreading a word, etc.

    Sure, it's not really bright to go joyriding on top of a golf cart, but he had a little accident at a party. Big deal.

    He might be the biggest jerk and moron who walked the face of the earth, but I wouldn't put this anywhere near the category of a scandal.

    Similar scenario: My brother shows up on crutches Monday. He tells me he got hurt at his softball tournament. Later, his wife fills in the story: His team went 2-and-Q, and while they were socializing in the parking lot, my athletic shortstop of a brother tripped over his lawn chair on his way to the cooler for a beer. Yeah, he got hurt *at* the tournament all right.
  2. jay_christley

    jay_christley Member

    I don't think there is a scandal, per se.
    Don't even think it was an outright lie ... regardless of how many sponsors he has, who wants to 'fess up to falling off a golf cart, except to your immediate drinking buddies?
    However, it is a story.
    Champion breaks wrist horsing around.
    End of story.
    If it starts to effect his season come Daytona, it becomes a story again.

    To say this incident isn't worth a 20-ish inch new story is just as silly as insisting on a three-part series into the Great Lowe's Cover-up.
  3. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    Our paper ran two 6-inch shorts on the bottom of the sports front. The first when the injury came out, the second when the other detail came out.

    That's it.
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