Weekend Rewind: Johnson keeps making history + sexist slime hurled at Wimbledon champion
I know that the holiday weekend is a thing of the past. There were some good moments, some bad moments, some historic moments and (sadly) some sexist moments. Let’s look back.
Johnson adds to history by winning the 900
DAYTONA BEACH — On Saturday night, young fans witnessed something that had never happened in their lives.
A driver winning The 900 in one year.
Jimmie Johnson won the Coca-Cola Zero 400 on Saturday night, becoming the first driver to sweep all 900 miles at Daytona International Speedway for the first time since 1982 and the fifth overall.
“Had a great horse to ride; got White Lightning in Victory Lane,” said Mr. Johnson after climbing from the specially white-and-blue colored 48 SS. “It’s tough to [dominate] at a plate track. Especially with how tight the rules are. I think I showed strength early, and a lot of guys were willing to work with me and help me through situations.
“I don’t know if I really made a bad move tonight, so I’m pretty proud of that.”
Mr. Johnson joins Bobby Allison, Fireball Roberts, LeeRoy Yarbrough and Timmonsville native Cale Yarborough as the only drivers to get the fabled 900, that is sweeping both Sprint Cup races at Daytona in a single season.
Just as importantly, he would maintain the points lead (but it would be a tie with Matt Kenseth) if the Chase started on Saturday night, via tiebreaker.
Mr. Kenseth was involved in a six-car crash that also took out Jeff Gordon, Denny Hamlin and David Reutimann. Mr. Hamlin was long eliminated from the Chase hunt.
Scott Dixon denies Tony Kanaan of $1,000,000.00 payday by winning at Long Pond
LONG POND, PA — Until May 26, Tony Kanaan was denied so often in the Indianapolis 500.
He finally won that race.
However, he will have to wait until 2014 to get another shot at $1,000,000.00.
After making contact with Scott Dixon just a bit past midway through the event, Mr. Kanaan never recovered — being has high as 11th, but eventually finishing 13th, at the cellar among lead lap finishers.
Ultimately, Mr. Dixon, who feared a cut tire for a moment, got the win.
Charlie Kimball finished second and Dario Franchitti, who has been very silent all season long, finished third in a Chip Ganassi sweep of the Pocono Raceway podium.
Marco Andretti, of nearby Nazareth, was dominant early on. He, however, faded to tenth.
Prospects of a history making race didn’t last 4,500 feet. James Hinchcliffe crashed in Turn 1 on the opening lap of the race. He finished dead last, failing to complete a lap.
That did not stop him from going to the ESPN and IMS booths to call the race, though.
Marion Bartoli gets her first piece of the Grand Slam, gets slammed with disgustingly sexist remarks from BBC, social media
LONDON — All Marion Bartoli wanted to do is get people to talk about her quest to get the other three big tournaments on the Women’s Tennis Association tour.
One BBC host, however, had other ideas and it was as sexist as it was sinister.
John Inverdale made this remark after the match on Saturday morning:
“Do you think [Marion] Bartoli’s dad told her when she was little: ‘You’re never going to be a looker, you’ll never be a [Maria] Sharapova, so you have to be scrappy and fight’?”
So, women’s tennis, according to Mr. Inverdale, is all about how the athletes look in the skimpy dresses on the WTA Tour? This comment is repulsive and have no place in the media.
And speaking of media, Mr. Inverdale’s remarks was just the beginning. Social media had even more disgustingly sexist things to say about Ms. Bartoli.
— Trippy Lam (@LiamConnors8) July 2, 2013
Bartoli ya smelly owl cunt!
— Gerard Bagnall (@Gerard15Bagnall) July 6, 2013
Crumble bartoli you ugly slut
— Alex Campbell (@Alex1888Celtic) July 6, 2013
Wouldn't surprise me if that Bartoli had a pure hair back, ugly fat slut
— fitz•LFC (@08_Fitzy) July 6, 2013
I hate Bartoli. She's a god damn slut and everyone knows it.
— Sir Nick Marsh (@marshy1313) July 6, 2013
Can't stand Bartoli, the slut
— Mayor West (@C_Gleghorn) July 6, 2013
Bartoli slut drops with her ground strokes.
— Bowler (@JakWithoutTheC) July 6, 2013
I wish Bartoli would stop slut dropping
— B U R N S Y (@ConnorBurnss) July 6, 2013
Bartoli – the create of the Slut-Drop-Shot
— Ray (@_Raytait) July 6, 2013
Bartoli loves a slut drop #Wimbledon
— Jamie Kennedy (@JamieKennedy16) July 6, 2013
— Donny (@DonnyMawson) July 6, 2013
Dunno what's bigger, Bartoli's win, or her nipples!
— Stephen Cade (@SteCade) July 4, 2013
If they run out of tennis balls they can always use Bartoli's nipples
— Alasdair. (@AllyTheKidd) July 4, 2013
Bartoli you've won now please put your burger nips away
— dan cook (@dancook111) July 4, 2013
Bartoli put they nips away ya fat ride.
— Iain Latto (@LattoRRFC) July 4, 2013
— James Mckenna (@jmckenna101) July 4, 2013
Bartoli is a slut. She deliberately never w(h)ore a bra thick enough to stop everyone from seeing her nipples through her tshirt
— Seto Kaiba (@IrfaanSafir95) July 4, 2013
Also how is there not a sports bra that's nipple proof…. No one wants to see Bartoli's nipples!
— Marcus Archer (@Marcus_Archer) July 2, 2013