Danica tops Tiger, Manning

December 4, 2008
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danicaIndy Racing League driver Danica Patrick topped golfer Tiger Woods, quarterback Tom Brady and Super Bowl champion Eli Manning and his brother Peyton as the most searched for athlete in 2008, according to America Online’s annual list of top Web, mobile and video searches.

AOL annually ranks the top searches in 40 categories based on the people, places and topics that received the largest volume of Web and mobile search queries on AOL Search and on Truveo, the company’s video search engine.

Patrick, who raced into national prominence with a fourth-place finish in the Indianapolis 500 in 2005, increased her popularity with several milestones in 2008. Prior to the start of the IRL season, the 26-year-old graced the pages of Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Edition, an issue that generates more than 69 million readers as well as more than 250 million online visitors.

On the track, Patrick made history in April when she earned her first career victory, the first victory by a woman in an Indy car event. She went on to finish a career-high sixth in the championship.
  • Damn TG, how dare he have the most searched for athlete. Doesn't he realize that this goes counter to all the IRL haters stand for?
  • ummmm....it has nothing to do with what she's done on the track.

    The boys just need to take off some of their clothes and they can zoom to number 1.
  • Well...DUH!!! Guys like sports. Guys like pretty women...ergo...guys like pretty women in sports! She has a great smile/TV personality too. Not much missing there.
  • We all know what kind of wankers still use AOL; toothless old Indy guys that hang out at the camp and spew

    BTW, Versus doesn't want you old mIndy guys hanging around; it messes up their drive for the younger audience that advertisers desire.
  • Danny wheldone fills out a better shirt....

    just sayin....:lol:
  • How did Greg Ray do in the results? Aroot said he's the Tiger Woods of motorsports, and Jack the shillbag is never wrong, right? :lol: :cheesegrater:
  • This is all you need to know about this non-issue:

    New York, N.Y., Nov. 13, 2008 - Hitwise ®, an Experian company, announced today that Google accounted for 71.70 percent of all U.S. searches conducted in the four weeks ending Nov. 1, 2008. Yahoo! Search, MSN Search and Ask.com received 17.74 percent, 5.40 percent and 3.53 percent, respectively.

    The remaining 43 search engines in the Hitwise Search Engine Analysis Tool accounted for 1.62 percent of U.S. searches.

    So AOL is one of 43 that combined for 1.62% of the search market. So that gives AOL 0.037674418604651162790697674418605 percent (equally distributed) of the search market; which coincidentally is the Neilsen numbers TOney will get on reVersus .

    The .0003Racing League. Great work Mr. George.

    So I was actually right when I jokingly described the average AOL user as the Camp&Spew crowd
  • Much love put forth here. Hey, gotta call em like you see em, eh?! :lol:
  • So much bitterness and acrimony from the jealous crowd. You losers just line up with your vicious, hateful attitudes. Oh, you must hurt inside so much.......
  • How's that title sponsor hunt going guys? Can't be too easy to land the big one when the owner of the League calls the product boring. And then the gratest American dirt tracker to ever run at Indy, Tony Kanaan, said the same.
  • Seems like the IRL is doing much better than the c>rt/ccws/owrs series.

    Hard to call a product boring when they have the closest finishes in motorsports. The action is so close, NASCAR tries its best to engineer similar racing.
  • That's it indyman. You have stumbled upon the key to success. Instead of having a boring three hour race with one eggciting finish; why not have 300 one lap sprints with 300 eggciting finishes?
  • The corn in Danica's fuel cell could have been used to feed children around the globe. But you Flavor Aid drinkers don't care that they go to bed hungry as long as you get your one lap of excitement, which Danica is never part of.
  • indyman Says:
    Hard to call a product boring when they have the closest finishes in motorsports. The action is so close, NASCAR tries its best to engineer similar racing.

    No, it's not hard to call the earl boring, since it sucks. It is, however, extremely difficult to classify it as 'racing' or 'motorsport', since it is neither. It is delusional rubbish from a lunatic inheritor.

    If Nascar is trying so hard to be like the 'league', why aren't they 10,000 times less popular? :lol: Are they going to try to score a dollar-a-holler deal with ReVersus that only you know about?
  • In reference of berwickguy. It has nothing to do with being jealous, it is just those with a mind of thier own, it gets real tiresome watching a mediocher talent get so much attention. It seems that you and people like you just EAT UP what ever bilge the media slops your way. Its the same mentality that has continued to feed the Britney's, Paris's the Lindsey's ect. ect. to where we can not pick up a magazine or paper with some crap about the lives they live. Sure Danica IS pretty darn sexy, but she needs to stop putting on eye liner and get off the cell phone and pay attention to the race. Better yet she should do what all women should do, get to the kitchen and stand barefoot while she makes dinner for a man, all the while a baby gestates in her womb. Just a thought. But it sure sounds good.
  • dang. :eek:
  • Why don't you c^rt/owrs fans go ---- yourself?
  • you are cart you street race loser
  • Why don’t you c^rt/owrs fans go —- yourself?

    Because we don't want your Mom and sister to lose their jobs in this economy.

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