My two cents worth on DE/BH controversy

My two cents worth on DE/BH controversy

Post by JGegn » Wed, 20 Mar 1996 04:00:00


To:  All Dale Earnhardt bashers

I don't understand why so many of you DE bashers think that he put BH into
the wall intentionally.  Why do you think that DE's won seven WC
championships?  It's because he's aggressive and takes chances.  He
doesn't just sit back and ride around (unless he chooses to) and bide his
time.  He goes for it.  The only thing on his mind when he's driving that
race car is winning and nothing else.  Do any of you seriously believe
that NASCAR looks the other way if DE puts someone into the wall or
intentionally causes accidents?  Give me a break!  Just because DE's a
seven-time WC champion does not mean he's held to the same standards as
other drivers.  This whole idea that there are double standards when it
comes to Dale Earnhardt and NASCAR is absolutely ridiculous.

James Gegner

Go #28 and #3!

PS - By the way, I'm not putting down BH in any way.  He's a great driver
in his own right.

 
 
 

My two cents worth on DE/BH controversy

Post by Billy Kauffma » Wed, 20 Mar 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

>To:  All Dale Earnhardt bashers

>I don't understand why so many of you DE bashers think that he put BH into
>the wall intentionally.  Why do you think that DE's won seven WC
>championships?  It's because he's aggressive and takes chances.  He
>doesn't just sit back and ride around (unless he chooses to) and bide his
>time.  He goes for it.  The only thing on his mind when he's driving that
>race car is winning and nothing else.  Do any of you seriously believe
>that NASCAR looks the other way if DE puts someone into the wall or
>intentionally causes accidents?  Give me a break!  Just because DE's a
>seven-time WC champion does not mean he's held to the same standards as
>other drivers.  This whole idea that there are double standards when it
>comes to Dale Earnhardt and NASCAR is absolutely ridiculous.

>James Gegner

>Go #28 and #3!

James,

I can see your forehead right now and it has a big ink stamp on it that
reads "BDEF".  I tend to agree with you but I am trying to keep the stamp
off my forehead.  :-)

--
Billy

Go #3

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3                                                                       3
3    The 8th time commeth                          \F/orget             3
3            &                                     \O/ut                3
3      Roll Tide Roll                              \R/unning            3
3                                                  \D/ale               3
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My two cents worth on DE/BH controversy

Post by David Sta » Wed, 20 Mar 1996 04:00:00


<>To:  All Dale Earnhardt bashers
<>
<>I don't understand why so many of you DE bashers think that he put
BH into
<>the wall intentionally.  Why do you think that DE's won seven WC
<>championships?  It's because he's aggressive and takes chances.  He
<>doesn't just sit back and ride around (unless he chooses to) and
bide his
<>time.  He goes for it.  The only thing on his mind when he's driving
that
<>race car is winning and nothing else.  Do any of you seriously
believe
<>that NASCAR looks the other way if DE puts someone into the wall or
<>intentionally causes accidents?  Give me a break!  Just because DE's

----------------------------

 a
-
<>seven-time WC champion does not mean he's held to the same standards
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 as
----
<>other drivers.  This whole idea that there are double standards when
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 it
<>comes to Dale Earnhardt and NASCAR is absolutely ridiculous.
<>
<>James Gegner

<>Go #28 and #3!
<>
<>PS - By the way, I'm not putting down BH in any way.  He's a great
driver
<>in his own right.

UM - you MAY want to re-read the underlined part.  "Just beacuse DE's
a 7 time champion doesn't mean he's held to the same standards as
other drivers"  sure sounds to me like "there's a different standard
for the 7 time champ"!!

I really don't think Dale is a deliberately dirty driver.  I think he
gets so intensely focused on winning the race he does things he has
second thoughts about after the race.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Professional Shop Rat       31 Years Experience

Dave Starr

 
 
 

My two cents worth on DE/BH controversy

Post by Raju Kalidind » Wed, 20 Mar 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

>To:  All Dale Earnhardt bashers

  Eventhough you are not addressing it to me, I thought I could
  chip in a few comments here.

Quote:

>I don't understand why so many of you DE bashers think that he put BH into
>the wall intentionally.

  In a lot of crashes involving more than one driver, all the drivers
  involved have equal chance for getting their cars damaged. However,
  in incidents like the above mentioned one, the driver who is driving
  from behind has more control than the one in the front. When a driver
  A touches a driver B from behind, B has lesser control than A and
  in this case B has more chance of getting severely damaged than A.
  In this incident, DE had more control. He could have been less aggressive
  if he choosed to. However, he chose to take a chance and drove
  aggressively to make the pass and take the lead. It is this choice
  that made lot of people get pissed of at him. I like his aggressive
  style of driving but, I felt that he crossed the limit in this
  particular case. Whether he intentionally punted BHamilton into the
  wall of out of the way, I honestly don't know. I have seen a lot
  posts mentioning that DE wrecked BH intentionally out of the way,
  but none of them had any proper rationale or reason to prove it.
  It is simple, How can one read another's mind and intentions ?

  Yes, I am a die hard Dale Earnhardt fan. IMHO, DE sometimes crosses
  the boundary line of being overly aggressive, and this incident is
  one such instance.

Quote:
>Why do you think that DE's won seven WC
>championships?  It's because he's aggressive and takes chances.

 I agree.

Quote:
> He
>doesn't just sit back and ride around (unless he chooses to) and bide his
>time.  He goes for it.  The only thing on his mind when he's driving that
>race car is winning and nothing else.

  That is the reason why he is my favourite driver and he is partly
  the reason why I got interested in NASCAR racing.

Quote:
>Do any of you seriously believe
>that NASCAR looks the other way if DE puts someone into the wall or
>intentionally causes accidents?  Give me a break!  Just because DE's a
>seven-time WC champion does not mean he's held to the same standards as
>other drivers.  This whole idea that there are double standards when it
>comes to Dale Earnhardt and NASCAR is absolutely ridiculous.

  I have no reason to believe that NASCAR does or does not show
  favouratism to Earnhardt. May be they do, may be thaey don't.
  If someone ( like Danno for example ) believes that NASCAR shows
  double standards towards Earnhardt, he probably has a good reason
  in saying so. So, if you think that it is ridiculous to believe
  so, then prove that he/she is wrong. So far, I haven't seen a
  single post that clearly proves that NASCAR shows double standards
  to DE. However, I haven't seen a clear proof from anyone that
  NASCAR doesn't show double standards to DE either. So, my point is that
  neither claims are ridiculous as long as you can't disprove them.

Quote:
>James Gegner

>Go #28 and #3!

>PS - By the way, I'm not putting down BH in any way.  He's a great driver
>in his own right.

  Well, finally NASCAR hasn't done anything so far to kill my
  appetite for racing. I don't blame DE when his aggression causes
  trouble to others and I don't blame others when their aggression
  causes the same to him either. By this, I don't mean to say that
  you must feel the same way as I do.

  Raju Kalidindi
  ( #94   #3   Any  #Ford )
  ( After 4,  DE is 2nd  &  BE is 4th )

 
 
 

My two cents worth on DE/BH controversy

Post by Billy Kauffma » Thu, 21 Mar 1996 04:00:00


Quote:
>I'm telling you...it doesn't matter what DE's intentions were.  When-
>ever this situation comes up (and it will come up again) there will
>always be those who cry foul simply because of who DE is.  People who
>like him will defend him; people who hate him will *** and ***
>until the cows come home.  The man is simply too big to escape such
>scrutiny.  There is no sense in trying to have a rational, legitimate
>conversation on the subject because you will NEVER get both sides to
>agree on what happened.

Kind of sounds like the topics of ***, politics and religion doesn't
it?

--
Billy

Go #3

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3                                                                       3
3    The 8th time commeth                          \F/orget             3
3            &                                     \O/ut                3
3      Roll Tide Roll                              \R/unning            3
3                                                  \D/ale               3
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My two cents worth on DE/BH controversy

Post by Jody L. Mino » Thu, 21 Mar 1996 04:00:00

Quote:


> : I'm telling you...it doesn't matter what DE's intentions were.  When-
> : ever this situation comes up (and it will come up again) there will
> : always be those who cry foul simply because of who DE is.  People who
> : like him will defend him; people who hate him will *** and ***
> : until the cows come home.  The man is simply too big to escape such
> : scrutiny.  There is no sense in trying to have a rational, legitimate
> : conversation on the subject because you will NEVER get both sides to
> : agree on what happened.

> WHAT SHE SAID!!!

> Rich

Actually, Rich, it's 'what HE said'.

Mr. Jody Minor
NEW TIM FEDEWA FAN - #40 BGN

 
 
 

My two cents worth on DE/BH controversy

Post by lippy harry sha » Thu, 21 Mar 1996 04:00:00


Quote:
>Actually, Rich, it's 'what HE said'.

*OUCH*

Shaun

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* Shaun Lippy                     "If he'd come along when I did, he      *

* Champaign, IL                         - Richard Petty on Dale Earnhardt *
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My two cents worth on DE/BH controversy

Post by Billy Kauffma » Thu, 21 Mar 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

>>Actually, Rich, it's 'what HE said'.

>*OUCH*

>Shaun

I am real good friends with Jody and I was going to stay as far away from
that one as I could.  Get,em next time Catmother!

--
Billy

Go #3

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3                                                                       3
3    The 8th time commeth                          \F/orget             3
3            &                                     \O/ut                3
3      Roll Tide Roll                              \R/unning            3
3                                                  \D/ale               3
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My two cents worth on DE/BH controversy

Post by Jody L. Mino » Thu, 21 Mar 1996 04:00:00

I'm telling you...it doesn't matter what DE's intentions were.  When-
ever this situation comes up (and it will come up again) there will
always be those who cry foul simply because of who DE is.  People who
like him will defend him; people who hate him will *** and ***
until the cows come home.  The man is simply too big to escape such
scrutiny.  There is no sense in trying to have a rational, legitimate
conversation on the subject because you will NEVER get both sides to
agree on what happened.

MHO

Jody
NEW TIM FEDEWA FAN - #40 BGN

 
 
 

My two cents worth on DE/BH controversy

Post by Rich Bemb » Thu, 21 Mar 1996 04:00:00


: I'm telling you...it doesn't matter what DE's intentions were.  When-
: ever this situation comes up (and it will come up again) there will
: always be those who cry foul simply because of who DE is.  People who
: like him will defend him; people who hate him will *** and ***
: until the cows come home.  The man is simply too big to escape such
: scrutiny.  There is no sense in trying to have a rational, legitimate
: conversation on the subject because you will NEVER get both sides to
: agree on what happened.

WHAT SHE SAID!!!

Rich

--

DoD #0044                                   (617) 271-7136          
The street giveth and the street taketh away - Catmother
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My two cents worth on DE/BH controversy

Post by JGegn » Fri, 22 Mar 1996 04:00:00

<< Just because DE's a
seven-time WC champion does not mean he's held to the same standards as
other drivers.>>

That should be rewritten to say:

"Just because DE's a seven-time WC champion does not mean that he isn't
held to the same standards as other drivers."

I mistyped my original post.  Sorry for the error.

James Gegner

Go #28 and #3!

 
 
 

My two cents worth on DE/BH controversy

Post by Rich Bemb » Sun, 24 Mar 1996 04:00:00



: >

: > : I'm telling you...it doesn't matter what DE's intentions were.  When-
: > : agree on what happened.
: > : BLAH BLAH BLAH...
: >
: > WHAT SHE SAID!!!
: >
: > Rich
: >
: >
: Actually, Rich, it's 'what HE said'.

My most humble apologies - Ive known several Jody/i's in my existance and
they've been pre***ly female....

Rich

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DoD #0044                                   (617) 271-7136          
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