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Is Jimmie Johnson Good for NASCAR?

  I’ve always been a fan of excellence in sports. I admired the Pittsburgh Steelers team of the 70s that won four Super Bowls, with Terry Bradshaw at the quarterback position. Yet I’ve always disliked America’s team, the Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys I’ve always viewed as arrogant; the Steelers where just good and knew it, and let their play show it.   So what is it about a team or an athlete that inspires fans to either embrace or root against them?   Case in point: Jimmie Johnson. He seems an amiable enough fellow. He possesses all-American good looks (that even a beard can’t grizzle), is a good spokesperson for NASCAR, and has talent enough to start the 2010 season with a drive for five consecut...

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