Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Kevin Harvick fires back at Donovan McNabb in fantastic tweet


Kevin Harvick has fired back at Donovan McNabb in what can only be referred to as one of the best Twitter burns of the week.

Last week, McNabb drew the ire of NASCAR fans and drivers alike when he shared his belief that NASCAR drivers aren't true athletes. As you might imagine, he drew extreme backlash over the comment, and it probably won't be something the NASCAR community forgets any time soon.

Well, just ask Harvick.
*mic drop*

I'm sure this won't be the last time we hear about this.

Via USA TODAY 

52 comments:

  1. Seriously retire with grace and shut up McNabb! Get your mom to make you some more Campbell's soup and stop talking.
    -Eagles Fan

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  2. I don't care for D. McNabb, but he's right! It doesn't take an athlete to work a machine!!

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    1. No but takes great stamina to drive a car for 3 hours in 135° heat!

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    2. so are truck drivers athletes?

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    3. Are golfers? Tiger Woods just swings a club! Are cave men athletes?

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    4. So MX'er aren't athlete since they are on a machine. THAT IS 30 MINUTEs OF INTENSE ABUSE ON YOUR BODY. Try pulling 6-8 g's in a corner for 12 seconds with a 7 second break.in NASCAR vs 7 second of dancing and 40 seconds off before your next show. get a grip they are finely tuned athletes that can't make mistakes or they will take a hit much harder than any football player ever has.

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    5. Being a NASCAR athlete isn't just about "driving a machine" anymore than being a second-string player on the sidelines holding his helmet week after week makes him less than an athlete. An athlete requires intense endurance, focus, and committment. Some races last up to 4 hours and the driver doesn't leave his car at halftime because there is no halftime. They do not get to go to an air conditioned locker room to take a break. There are no bathroom breaks and their car can get 120 degrees. Imagine having to endure that for 5 hours. Now let's talk about focus. Imagine having to time your blinking. That is what it is like. The athletic driver drives at over 200 miles an hour mere inches away from his fellow competitor all while coordinating controls and pulling 6 G's in a corner then adjusting to a straight away within seconds. Their season is 9 months long, not 3, and most drivers spend that time testing and building up their strength. By the way, I love football, basketball, and baseball, and I am a 50 year old woman. Bet that chaps your butt a little, huih?

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    6. David Watts, are you really as ignorant as your post? Or dumb as a post?

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    7. I wouldn't be afraid to bet you would change your mind if you were to try & handle that ( Machine ) at the speed that these machines go. Not as easy as it may look.
      You have to be in pretty darn good shape to just to handle the G Force at 200 + It isn't a Sunday drive in the country

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  3. The mark of a true champion is to know when to bow out. McNabb is a loser and will always be a loser. Shut up and go away!! P.S. T.O was right about you. You're pathetic!!!!

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  4. Really Davi??? You obviously dont understand what these guys go thru. Try sitting in a car for that many miles, at that speed, in those temp. You couldn't make 25 laps at that speed without bowing out with arm pump. So go back to driving your Prius and playing fantasy football.

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  5. Really NASCAR drivers think they are athletes. For once McNabb was right.

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    1. Another one that has never driven at high speed. I have raced Drag Bikes at 150 on 1/4 mile Bristol & I know what that feels like pulling on your body I can only imagine what it is like for hours & 190 + like at Talladega or Daytona so you people need to just think about what you are saying. These guys need to be in every bit as good of shape as any other sports person. They are all athletes.

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  6. Donovan - give philly back your number. Really? What do you do in Philly.... CHOKE!!!!

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    1. I would like for Kevin Harvick and Eddie Gossage, to invite Donovan out to TMS strap him in a car and then let Kevin drive him around for 4 hours non stop except for maybe three or four 16 seconds pit stops and then at the end of the race have Kevin and Donovan have a foot race around TMS and then lets see who is the ATHLETES! Would make a Good TV Special!!!!!

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  8. I guess truck drivers are athletes!!

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  9. Driving a car isn't the same as playing a physically demanding sport. I'm a rugby player and even though driving a fast car in extreme heat is a very draining experience, I don't believe it's on the same level of physical activity- or training as rugby, or football, or soccer.

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    1. then why don't you ask Jimmie Johnson and the other top NASCAR drivers on how they prepare for races and dominate week in and week out

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    2. Rugby is 80 minutes, full contact, no pads, non stop. I am dominant in my sport, and have worked out with some of the finest trained college football players and they can't keep up . What makes you think they can keep up with me?

      They can't, which is why racing and rugby are two different things. The level of fitness for rugby and NASCAR are on two totally different levels. Racing is on the same tier as golf. Rugby is it's own monster.

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    3. Golf? you're kidding right? They dont even break a sweat! Drivers lose 10 lbs in 4 HOURS Helloooo Ignorance here is astounding LOL

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    4. hit a little white ball then chase it, Walking! While your caddy carrys your bags! ya thats a sport NOT Pffft

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    5. Uh...no...And cycling is not the same as boxing, but they both require their own version of athletism. Any competition requiring some strenuous physical activity required athletic abilities. Perhaps you have been in too many scrums and had some drain bramage. If you want to define "athletism" as "agility" then the the sport of gymnastics is the cream of the crop.

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    6. I've played National level hockey and ballhockey, and when I drive my stock-car 100 laps man handling it because it's always sliding, twitching, breaking traction under braking, cornering and acceleration, I'm soaked in sweat, have a harder time catching my breathe, and climbing out of the car results in legs that feel like Jell-O.
      Oh, remember, NHL Defenceman Patrice Brisboise* spelling? had to park a stock-car half way through a race because he couldn't handle the physical demands.

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  10. Football players play in 4-10 second plays, maybe 3 and out or maybe 10 and out. Much of the clock runs down when no action is taking place. Plus they are on the sidelines for on average half of the game, have numerous TV time outs, and go to the locker room for half time. Race car drivers are in the car for btwn 2-4 1/2 hours with no break, accelerated heartrate for the majority of the time because of a combination of intense heat (hotter than any playing field), high g-forces, and must stay focused the entire time. Hand-eye coordination is intense because reaction time is often measured in milliseconds at speeds of up to 200 MPH. Yeah, I'll take the driver most every time.

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  11. Just wondering, is there anyone that has commented on this thread yet who has participated in BOTH A) 500 lap circuit race without taking a break B) An entire football/basketball/baseball..etc. game and no not high school, or low level college and C) Trained extensively for BOTH A and B ...If you have not, you have zero idea what you are talking about and should not be given the privilege of arguing speculation as facts.

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  12. I've done both, I've played in the major indoor soccer league and driven race cars. I was one who first thought that racing wasn't going to as taxing as a physical type sport, boy was I wrong. What has been said above is really true, driving for hours at speeds averaging over 160mph in 120 plus temps muscling around a 2700lb machine turned out to be far more exhausting then I ever thought it was going to be. I raced about every type of race car out there, and can say both sports have there moments in which a well condition individual will feel the abuse of each type of activity. I'd ask what defines an athlete, big muscles, the ability to focus for long periods of time under extreme conditions, withstand big hits physically and get up from them, all of which you find most athletes have in many sports, and on can find many exception to the rules. What I realized was that I trained differently for each, but found many things very similar, focus, endurance, strength, passion, and skills that didn't come from just driving my car on the highway. Racing is a sport that takes incredible balls to do, every lap could be your last one, its demands that your complete attention and focus every second, there's no brakes in the action like team sports where you get to rest for 5-10 minutes or even hours during a game. Racing demands a level of fitness that's different then a football player, but in other ways demands much more then a football player. Speaking form experience as athlete that was paid to play a physically demanding sport and one who races almost full time, they both are athletes and both deserve respect for what each has to do to compete at the highest levels of their respective sports. Until one walks in the other shoes, you have no clue what it takes. I've driven around other professional athletes in race cars built for ride along's, when they get out of the car, most look like they are about to have heart attacks, saying, they had no idea it was going to be so taxing on their heart, they are huffing and buffing, had no idea it took so much concentration, or was as scary as they thought it was going to be. I just grin and say, well this is my office or playing field and welcome to it, Oh by the way, several had to change their pants after the rides.

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  13. All of you who think drivers are not athletes obviously have never driven a 700+HP stockcar, in three wide traffic, going close to 200mph, in a 90 degree day. You've never had someone banging into your car, or survive a hard hit into a wall, or flip a car 7 times and walk away.
    I bet most of you couldn't put the car in gear and accelerate without the car cutting off or spinning the car out.

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  14. Football players only play 6 seconds at a time, they never go any faster than they can run with a 25 second break in between! They get to rest when they fuck up, they get a nap at half way. if they get out of breath because they ran 30 yards someone takes their places while they go breathe from the oxygen tank!
    Nascar drivers go for 4 HOURS straight, Dont take ANY breaks, they get maybe 1 or 2 bottles of water and thats if their fast enough to grab it when it gets stuck in the window, they cant take off their helmet and sit on it. When they run out of gas and wear out their shoes they stop at the team side line for 13 SECONDS, they get juiced back up and a new pair of shoes and as soon as their team is done they start pushing them out of the pits yelling at them to GOOOOOO! And they NEVER get a 2 warning. "
    Racing, all other sports only require one Ball :)

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    1. OH And I forgot its always 130 degrees

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    2. With NO fans NO AC you have to wear a heat pad on your feet so they dont BURN

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  15. I read a while back that now 54 year old Mark Martin ran 10 miles every morning and 1000 sit ups daily. Let the Mac Nabb keep up with that!

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  16. Drivers are not athletes at all. All you fat ass white trash rednecks enjoy your entertainment because it is not a sport

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    1. Harvick and Mcnabb.....both A-holes

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    2. To the Anonymous that posted about the fat ass white trash rednecks--says someone without the balls to post their name with their comment--gutless prick.

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  17. who honestly cares about this debate. Why not have respect for each sport and appreciate what these men are able to do. Each sport has its own science and demands on your body. Nascar drivers are definitely athletes. I think people that sucked at the sport they played (McNabb) just look for ways to detract from others. Stop hating

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  18. NASCAR is not even close to elite athletes. Its a sport dominatedby wealthy elitist. NASCAR is marketed to middle class working man, but unlike foo tball, asketball,soccer, baseball, it takes ton of money to get into racing. The guy with most money has fastest car. I drove from Miami to ny in under 20 hours not stopping for over 5 hours at a time so by everyone's logic that makes me an elite endurance athlete lol. NASCAR drivers are also on average under 6 feet tall weighing less than 200 pounds, similar to jockeys. Good luck participating in any actual physical sport with those measurements. Donovan McNabb could also throw a ball over 70 yards in the air, few people on earth can do. McNabb also benched over 375 at Syracuse, I witnessed it. He was also two sport athlete. Not one guy in NASCAR history could make Syracuse basketball intramural league teams

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    1. Did you make that trip in over 130 degree heat while pulling over 6 g's in EVERY corner having to make split second decisions the entire time you were driving that could mean the difference between life and death? I think not. The comment about the most money--dead wrong. These drivers are hand picked from the thousands of race car drivers around the world as the most talented. They spend thousands of hours behind the wheel of various different cars before they ever get the opportunity to drive a NASCAR stock car. Their talent and skill bring the sponsors that fund their career.
      You obviously do not know anything about the sport of racing, so I would suggest keeping your skewed views to yourself until you are more educated.
      By the way, under 6 feet and 200 lbs does not make them less of an athlete. On the contrary, it proves they are physically fit. Most work out in the gym for several hours each day and are in better shape than some football players.
      Racing IS a sport. From www.Dictionary.com:
      sport
      [spawrt, spohrt] Show IPA

      noun
      1.
      an athletic activity requiring skill or physical prowess and often of a competitive nature, as racing, baseball, tennis, golf, bowling, wrestling, boxing, hunting, fishing, etc.
      Enough said.

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  19. If you do it sitting down it's not a sport.

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    1. Every athlete SITS DOWN at exercise machines to work out Daily. Nice try! Thanks for playing

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  20. Racecar Driver By Robert Beagley
    Driving at 130 miles per hour on a Saturday night! What possibly
    could be more fun? But when your strapped in behind the steering
    wheel of a racecar that handles like a go-kart with a motor in the
    front and not in the back, the harsh reality begins to creep in,
    SLOOOWLY at first followed by the BIG jagged bolds of lighting that
    shout directly into your temples and out through the solar plexus,
    making your palms go clammy and your stomach turn queasy. This, I'm
    told, is what all stockcar drivers feel as they start down the back
    straightaway building up speed. waiting to see the green flag.
    Things that could go wrong are pouring into their mind in a delude
    of doom! They start thinking about everything that gone into the car
    remembering all the repairs and adjustment the crew has done to get
    the best out of the equipment. He knows the lug nuts were torque,
    tire pressure was checked and rechecked, and the racing slicks were
    probed to remove the smallest of pebbles. He knows that his team has
    made sure that any unseen enemies are taken care of.
    Until you've driven really fast in a modified, there is no way to
    imagine the transformation that occurs as the speed creeps past 100
    mph. Every additional 5 MPH test the drivers skills and responses,
    daring him to keep his foot on the gas pedal just a little longer

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  21. McNabb might be an over the hill ex-NFL player but he's correct to an extent. Race car driving is a highly developed "skill", no doubt about it. Can anyone just step off the street and beat Jeff Gordon in a lap? Hell no. However, I have a hard time calling anything a "Sport" where a slow-footed 45-50 yr old can beat a stud 25-30 yr old. NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, pro soccer, Olympic sports such as track and field, swimming, etc..,.,.those are "sports". Again, not saying anyone can do it without practice, but if you have the balls, above average reaction time and time to put in behind the wheel to practice, who knows. Plus you need $$$ to get into the sport in the first place. The ones doing it at the pro level are the best out of a very small group who had the means to participate in the first place. We know who the best football, basketball, etc. , player are because everyone plays those sports and only the best in the world remain when you get to the D1 and pro level. A true sport requires some type of God-given ability, pro football players are born, not made...a good driving coach can make a lot people into a top driver if they have the means and a basic level of ability.

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  22. I'd like to see Harvick try to tackle Adrian Peterson, guard Lebron James or hit a pitch from Verlander. THOSE guys are athletes!

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    1. you notice in every sport there are a mix of races, White, black, Hispanic. Except nascar.
      White people can do all sports. Clearly these other races CANT DRIVE. If it is SO easy why arent they doing it? Lack of Talent? Just making a point, not intended to be racist

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  23. And just because it airs on ESPN doesn't make it a sport either. Man, those athletes in the World Series of Poker sure have some explosive speed and agility!!! And did you see the lean muscle development on that Springer Spaniel who won at Westminster!!!

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  24. If we are going to include everyone, then competive eaters, professional gamers, professional chess players, and everyone that makes a living competing, no matter what the forum is, is an athlete

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  25. Cycling - a sit down sport. Cyclists (as have I) will race to the point where they unable to stand after the race. How many athletes work that hard? That's why they put running last in triathlons - so they won't deplete themselves to complete exhaustion - or worse. Racing cars is hard, requires athletic training and stamina, but is not in the same category of athlete as cycling, rubgy, soccer, or top level running. Most athletes don't have the skill, or nerves, to drive a true race car at speed. Most race car drivers can't run a 4-minute mile or a 2:30 marathon. But they are all to be admired by us wanna-bees!

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