Are Dale Earnhardt Jr. Bashers Unbalanced?

Tom ThomasonCorrespondent IJune 23, 2009

SONOMA, CA - JUNE 19:  Dale Earhardt Jr, driver of the #88 AMP Energy/National Guard/Mountain Dew Chevrolet, prepares his helmet during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Toyota/Save Mart 350 at the Infineon Raceway on June 19, 2009 in Sonoma, California.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Now before you get upset, I said Bashers.

That doesn't include everyone that doesn't care for him. There are millions of people that could care less if he wins or loses. There are also a lot of normal people that think he isn't a great driver. There's nothing wrong with that either.

It's the ones who spend all of their time trolling around the Internet looking to antagonize Dale Earnhardt Jr. fans that need help. You know the type. It's always the same.

They tell you that they were a Dale Jr. fan until they saw the light and realized that he wasn't a great driver.

Now these same people dedicate their life to enlightening the lost masses with the gospel of "Jr. sucks." They think of themselves as NASCAR evangelicals sent by God himself to save the world from being a Dale Earnhardt Jr. fan.

It doesn't matter what evidence you throw out there about little E's ability because they don't want to hear it.

They have made up their small minds and have lost the ability to reason. It doesn't matter that only seven active drivers have more wins. It doesn't matter that he has two Nationwide Series championships. It doesn't matter that he has a Daytona 500 win.

So what's the reason for the neurotic behaivor? Why do they troll the internet and blowup the phonelines on shows like Tradin' Paint?

Maybe It's anger from the pain of feeling betrayed by their heroes, so maybe they feel they can get Back at Earnhardt by hurting his fans somehow.

The fact that they were a fan at one time speaks volumes.

In reality it is very sad that some people's lives are so empty that they have to antagonize others to feel joy. Some people are way too happy about Earnhardt's struggles. Now all blogs and message boards are filled with trolls saying the exact same thing; "this proves that Jr. isn't as good as his dad and is average at best."

First off, there is a lot of room in between his father Dale Sr. and an average driver. I mean for Gods sake Big E was like the greatest driver ever. Did you really expect Jr. to be as good? 

Now, the haters will argue that there is something unbalanced about loving a driver just because of his last name. Well, yes and no. The fans of the intimidator have used Jr. as a replacement of sorts since the death of his father. No doubt his early success helped to ease the pain of losing their hero.

But, there are a lot fans that weren't Sr. fans. A lot of Jr. fans didn't even watch nascar back then. This means that they happen to like Jr.'s personality. So they will stick by him no matter what. What's wrong with that? Isn't it better to stick with a driver then to jump ship all the time?

So all you haters, bash little E now while you can. Because sooner or later he is going to catch a break and get his swagger back. When that happens, look out!