Saturday, April 20, 2013

Sexism in racing and Lochte has water on the brain

From where I sit it looks like sexism is still alive in Formula 1.

It seems Sir Stirling Moss doesn't have much time for women in racing. A comment like women “don't...have aptitude to win a Formula 1 race”, Moss is being misogynistic. There are a number of very capable female drivers. Danica Patrick is starting to prove her mettle in NASCAR. Simona de Silverstro is making a name for herself in IRL. And Shirley 'Cha Cha' Muldowney's record speaks for itself. It should also be pointed out Susie Wolff is a development driver for Williams. Add to that other drivers at various levels and yes, women can race cars. Moss was a great racer, but he seemed to lack the aptitude to win a world championship. Moss also made a decision to race with lesser teams in a effort to overcome the odds and beat the major ones.  From time to time he did, however he never won a championship and that is a major missing piece of his portfolio. It looks like he has simply thrown down the gauntlet for any woman driver to prove him wrong. And I really hope someone does.

The E! Television network has asked the eternal question...What would Ryan Lochte do? My initial reaction was who the hell cares? However, after this mindless appearance on TV in Philadelphia I've been left with a different feeling... can anyone this vapid function? Sure, he provides the standard “pro athlete” answers, but is there anything else there? Lochte has so many sycophants and hangers-on he has fully lost touch with reality. Although, I doubt his grasp the real world was ever very good. His only claim to fame is the Olympics and let's face it that doesn't pay the bills very long. There's no doubt he is an excellent athlete, but can he offer anything else?  Yes, he is good looking too.  But looks can only get you so far in life and after 2016 his prospects look slim.  So, Lochte is left with trying to make money with a reality program. And, at a quick glance, his show looks to be an affront to the intelligence of every living creature from plankton on up.

At least that's how I see it...and I sit in the cheap seats.

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