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NASCAR’S Jimmie Johnson AP Athlete of the Year: Are They Kidding?

Upon hearing the news that Jimmie Johnson won the AP Male Athlete of the Year award, I have to admit that I was perplexed.  I thought he retired years ago to his yacht after leaving the Miami Dolphins in the "good hands" of his buddy Dave Wannstedt. And besides, is a coach considered an athlete? But then I realized this Jimmie Johnson was a race car driver and that the spelling of his first name was different. It turns out he's won the NASCAR Sprint Cup points championship four years in a row.   So let me ask the question again: Is a race car driver an athlete? If it's shown on ESPN, does that mean the participants are athletes? I love those poker players with their visors and dark sunglasses playing for big bucks. They look so cool. Th...

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