This year is truly the year of women in sports headlines
I was certain
Danica herself, of course, had already become the first woman to win an open wheel race, which must have astonished the fatuous
Of course, a lot of women in sport are upset about that sort of thing, that too much attention is still paid to the way women athletes look and dress, but the reality -- fair or not -- is that culture pays more attention to female appearance. To pretend to avoid that fact in sport is ridiculous. As Danica Patrick told me about posing sexily for a man's magazine: "It didn't change my talent. It didn't make me any less of a driver." It did make her more famous.
It was the death of the filly
And then, back to Danica, because after the positively cataclysmic results of last week, she didn't have to be the standard-bearer for womanhood and beat the men at Indy, because on "Dancing With The Stars,"
Makes you wonder, doesn't it: how