Mr. Popularity ... Still?

Snoozer

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Tony is a feel good story. People like to root for the underdog.
He's an owner / driver leading the points. Regardless of how he got the team or who supports him people still feel good backing the 'little guy'
 

dpkimmel2001

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Don't you think that some of it has to be that his fans are playing 'catch up' after the sponsor/number change? I'm not saying that he isn't gaining fans.
 

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People do tend to like a winner.

That is true. I wonder why more people don't like...:rolleyes:

Tony is a feel good story. People like to root for the underdog.
He's an owner / driver leading the points. Regardless of how he got the team or who supports him people still feel good backing the 'little guy'

What's more feel good than a driver that had to give up the business that is his namesake? Who's wicked, evil, step-mother forced him out of his inheritance. His cousin sabotaged his career. And through all that, he's still a down to earth guy and relates to the average Joe better than anyone else :)
 

Snoozer

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That is true. I wonder why more people don't like...:rolleyes:



What's more feel good than a driver that had to give up the business that is his namesake? Who's wicked, evil, step-mother forced him out of his inheritance. His cousin sabotaged his career. And through all that, he's still a down to earth guy and relates to the average Joe better than anyone else :)

I guess thats one way to look at it. I agree he's down to earth I was just putting out a theory.
 

dpkimmel2001

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Have a problem? I....AM.....a problem! :p

OK, OK, now we're making some progress here mghtx. There may be help for you yet! LOL

Step #2: Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

I'm not sure here but they may be referring to Brian France. :scratch: What do you think? :clueless:
 

Snoozer

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I'd say its more like the 7 stages of grief myself ;)

* shock or disbelief
* denial
* bargaining
* guilt
* anger
* depression
* acceptance/hope.