Over the weekend, Jimmie Johnson won his fifth Sprint Cup Title in a row, giving him the unofficial title of G.O.A.T.

But The New York Times finds a bunch of people to argue that his success is killing the sport.

“Johnson and his team have been so dominant, say fans and other drivers, that he is one reason for Nascar’s noticeable slide in attendance and television ratings,” Dave Caldwell wrote on Monday.

Poor Jimmie. He can’t win, even when he wins. To his credit, he’s taking the negative feedback calmly.

“I just don’t see how it’s bad – I just don’t,” Johnson told the Times. “It’s not my fault. I’m sorry.”

He’s right, of course. Read more