Okay, I hope I am not posting this in the wrong spot but I guess "moto" could fall into this category.
I just got home and watched the Torcs Off Road Truck race and felt compelled to post a few observations (this is my first time watching). And I'll have to admit that Stewart is what made me watch it in the first place. I had no idea that R. Johnson and others were racing this series.
I realize that I've been hard on announcers and it looks like this isn't going to change. What is up with that Greg Creamer guy? My first thought was that he was in a wheelchair and I felt bad for him and thought he'd been in a wreck. Then it suddenly dawned on me that he wasn't in a wheelchair but, in fact, morbidly obese! He just appeared to be sitting down because his gut was like a fold out tray on an airplane. WTF, man!! The name "Creamer" fits him but he might want to try a little low calorie non-dairy "Creamer" in the future. Can anyone say "major arterial blockage." He looks like he is going to have a massive coronary at any moment. They need to let him sit down and catch his breath before an interview- looks like John Gruden after 20 years on Ding-Dongs, Fudge and Cookie Dough Blizzards. You could walk up behind the guy, grab his sides and say "BOO!!" and he would die on the spot.
I realize that last paragraph was intolerant and offensive and, as you all know, I don't roll like that. However, you guys/gals ride so I am assuming you all are in pretty good shape as moto is a very physical sport. I could be in better shape but take the time and effort to stay in my proper weight range and eat right because I wanna be able to ride and do other things. As a kid I used to ride my YZ 80 on the trails at Boykin Springs- we'd do about 50-70 miles a day. This was back before the government shut it all down because of a bird than clear cut it two years later. I remember being sore for days afterward and I was young.
Some of you pointed out that "racial" things were being written about Stewart. I disagreed and still disagree and believed that anything racial was brought upon Stewie by himself (like the Tiger Woods comparison). That seems to be more the case than ever after Stewart's attempt at the "Lil Wayne" crossed-capped look in the pre-race interview. He looked like a crack dealer or a pimp. If he wants to avoid racial stereotyping why does he try so hard to look the part of a stereotypical gangsta? I'm not saying he should put on overalls and say "YASSA, BOSS!!" anytime a white announcer interviews him but c'mon. That is ridiculous.
This is, as has been pointed out by others much wiser than I, a stepping stone to being the first "African American" NASCAR driver. It's an enjoyable sport but I still like the physical ability that it takes to ride two 30 minute+two lap motos in our sport of choice. I think Stewart is wasting his talents here- he is a great moto rider when he is not taking out others and acting like an idiot.