Question Those Junior Haters and a Challenge to Writers

B BrandCorrespondent IMay 18, 2009

CONCORD, NC - MAY 16: Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Dale Jr. Foundation Chevrolet observes the National Anthem during the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race on May 16, 2009 at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina.  (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images for NASCAR)

There are plenty of reasons to hate Junior but the problem is who's to blame.

There's the fact that he's the most popular driver...okay, so Jr. haters claim that he earned that title by being the son of a legend. But is that really his fault?

He didn't ask to be born. I guess we should be hounding his mother since he dad's not here to defend himself.

There are those who say his popularity doesnt match his success on the track. Valid point only nobody ever said being popular meant you were the best.

Think back to high school or politics or any number of reality shows. Does the best person win or the most popular?

There's the fact that he's not won this year but then there are....hold on I'm still counting...drivers who also haven't won yet.

Guess that one might be his fault or partly his fault but not entirely. Carl hasn't won a race yet and how many did he win last year. Wonder what's wrong with Carl. Maybe one of the media could stop hounding Jr and find out what's up with Carl.

He drives a blue...or green car. That's not really fair either since the car is red, blue, green, white, black and lots of other colors if you count all the stickers.

Fact of the matter is it's easy to hate Junior. The media certainly gives us enough reasons in their vast number of articles, blogs, etc. Junior is just too easy a target for them to resist. Although I have to wonder how they sleep at night.

I mean they benefit from all the hits readers give them when they mention his name. Maybe the media should stop taking the easy way out and actually go out in search of a story. I know that's harder.

It's kinda like walking your kid door to door selling fund raisers. After all, it's much easier just to take it to work and guilt your fellow employees to buy something. But let's consider it a challenge.

Find something NASCAR related to write about other than what Junior did or didn't do this week. Shouldn't be too tough to write one article without mentioning Junior's name.

On your marks, get set.....GO...