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Think what JJ and the No. 48 are doing is nothing special? Think again

You want a comparison of how difficult it is to three-peat in NASCAR? Think Vince Lombardi and the Packers and you still aren't there yet, writes Ed Hinton.

Updated: November 16, 2008, 12:42 PM ET
By Ed Hinton | ESPN.com

CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Lombardi's Packers.

Maybe that's the closest analogy in other sports to Jimmie Johnson's imminent Sprint Cup three-peat.

Yes, Vince Lombardi's Green Bay Packers, 1965-67.

That will seem like apples-to-kumquats at best, sacrilege at worst, to the stick-and-ball crowd that despises NASCAR so.

But this is not about the specific type of sport -- endeavor, then, if you refuse to call NASCAR a sport.

This is about ...

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