Irene is belting the Northeast, wars are going on in the Aisa, drought is killing Texas and the American Southwest, there is an economic crisis world wide, but the big news is Danica Patrick. Big, big, big news.
Not about what she is doing now; she's not doing anything now, including not winning any races. She is transferring to NASCAR next year, and that is all that anyone in the racing business can talk about. She has finished on the lead lap less than one-third of the time, never finished better than sixth, and never driven in a Sprint Cup race, but she is going to win the Daytona 500 next year and run away with the Nationwide championship. Nobody else should even bother racing in NASCAR's junior circuit, because she is going to blow their doors off every week.
Did I say she is going to...? Yes, I believe I did.
Update, Sunday morning: In a Twitter post on Thursday, Sprint Cup driver Brad Keselowski said that Patrick’s “branding techniques only serves to undermine the future credibility of female racers who wish to make it based on skill, mental toughness and a never give up attitude.”
Well said, sir, well said.