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  1. racerx3317

    racerx3317 F1 Veteran

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    BAR Honda driver Jenson Button has come under fire for dismissing the chances of women ever being successful in Formula One - because of their 'mood swings and big breasts'.

    Button was speaking during an interview with men's magazine FHM, in which he downplayed the chances of female IRL star Danica Patrick (pictured with Button) - who finished fourth in this year's Indianapolis 500 - reaching Formula One.

    "Danica is very quick. But in F1 cars I can't see it happening due to the G-force in fast corners," began Jenson, after which his reasoning became more questionable:

    "And one week of the month you wouldn't want to be on the circuit with them, would you? A girl with big boobs would never be comfortable in the car. And the mechanics wouldn't concentrate. Can you imagine strapping her in?"


    OK, I'm sure everyone knows, because of my previous posts how i feel about the whole Danicamania thing (not that anyone cares...:)) but is what he said really that bad? I think he meant it as a joke.
     
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  3. Spasso

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    If he really did mention it as a joke it's a funny one. I can't help but think that is how he intended it, especially in the context of FHM. So much gets lost in print.

    .......besides, thats what sports bras are for.
     
  4. racerx3317

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    True, but wouldn't it hurt if she had big bazooms strapped in that tight? I mean the harnesses pull on you under braking I would think especially so in F1. The whole thing sounds a bit silly, i mean how PC can you be? Besides it's FHM not the damn daily mirror. I thought it was funny.
     
  5. Spasso

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    True, the deacceleration under hard braking can't be that comfortable.
     
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    I think he was just being cheeky for the mag.
     
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    You could argue the same thing about crotch straps with men. They never bothered me... uh.. I mean JESUS those things were SO in the way of my package! Geez! I don't know how I ever drove with them.
     
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    Danica has no boobies anyway....
     
  11. Koby

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    LOL!! Owned!

    He's not saying anything that hasn't been said before and considering the venue I think he'll get away with it. Besides we needed something to curb Danica-mania.
     
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    Dear god. I always wondered why celebs needed spokespeople and PR-men/women. Now I know : they all suffer from chronic foot-in-mouth disease.
     
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    Yes she has none now, but under the deceleration, dont you think it might suck them right out of her chest. She might wind up with a nice C cup or something....lol.

    Mark
     
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    Danica Sex Tape, coming June 2006.

    Anybody else with me? I figure if she doesn't win before next years 500 then they'll need something to keep her name in the papers. And, with that, she'll move to front page all over the nation, so for that matter why not sooner?

    YOU HEAR ME DP PUBLICIST(S)?!! MAKE IT HAPPEN!

    ;)
     
  16. Spasso

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    Saw her on The Best Damn Sports Show last night. Something about her personality really grates on my nerves.
     
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    I know exactly what you mean.
     
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    One of the IRL drivers was saying she was letting her tits get in the way of her driving, and when asked about the comment at a press conference, she pulled the neck of her shirt open, looked down at her chest, and responded "well they aren't that big so it must be something else"
     
  19. racerx3317

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    i think if she has another year like this one next year we can expect the end of Danica mania. She pretty got blown off the track by her teammate this year and Vitor Meira isn't exactly the next coming of Senna. And you guys are right there is something very annoying about the way she comes off on TV.
     
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    Danica is a hotsickle. I'd lick it!
     
  21. Gilles27

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    Gee. Is it fair for someone as fabulously successful in racing as the great Jenson Button to be passing judgement like this? Maybe that's it. JB has such enormous testicles that they get in the way of his driving. And I thought it was bad luck all these years.
     
  22. Michael Collins

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    But then again he may not have said it at all in the context it was reported. I did a 30 min interview for a TV station, about 5 mins was shown, non of what was said was in contex and made my views completely different to what my own views are.

    Just my take on it, the press only report what they want.
     
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    Possibly, but when you say things like "One week a month you wouldn't want to be on the circuit with (women)", the context is pretty irrelevant.
     
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    It's called a lack of one.

    Careful guys, all this dumping on Morticia might draw the "There are however a whole lot of threatened male egos on this board fantasizing about what they would or would not do were they in Danicas presence" posters out...
     
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    This is true but what else he said is also relevant because it shows if he was giving a serious interview or just messing around.
     
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    Yeah, but let me ask you: What does your gut feeling tell you? Do you think he was making a serious comment about the role of breasts in racing? Or do you think he was pandering out a cheap shot at Danica specifically and women in general?
     
  27. racerx3317

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    Well I feel he was trying to be cute for a magazine that's mainly for men ( I know a lot of women love FHM). I fell Bernies comments were more serious than Button's. He might have been taking a shot at Danicamania in general but that's not what i think his intent was. But that's just me. It would be pretty dumb to do that being that they both basically have the same boss.
     
  28. racerx3317

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    IT WAS COLD!!!!!!!!!!! SHRINKAGE!!!!!!!!!!!! I WAS IN THE POOOOOOLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!! :)
     

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