Yooperbikemike's 2013 MotoGP Thread

Discussion in 'Racing' started by yooperbikemike, Nov 11, 2012.

  1. ErikY.

    ErikY. Here, Now.

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    I agree that Puig went overboard here. Shwantz voiced an opinion; just so happens he's ridden at that level so it gets attention. It sounded like some facts with opinion but Puig's response is really personal. A bigger man could have said a lot more with a lot less.
    They obviously have history so there's more to the story I think.
    MY opinion is that they're probably both assholes.
  2. DogBoy

    DogBoy Not a Gnarly Adventurer

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    "Oh My Gawd! Did you hear what Brittany said about Courtney's friend Kayla? Well Courtney was like All Up in Brittany's shit defending Kayla. Kayla mostly stayed out of it but was like Not Even Happy about Brittany talking shit and really kind of pissed but still it was a shitty thing for Brittany to say even if Brittany wasn't super-serious about dumping on Kayla because Brittany justs acts like a bitch sometimes and everbody still mostly likes Brittany and nobody really liked Courtney or Kayla anway until this whole thing blew up."
  3. mike54

    mike54 You don't get me

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    Best thing Pedrosa can do is win the championship. I would bet that Kevin would be first in line to shake his hand and say 'I was wrong'.
  4. tinhead

    tinhead Been here awhile

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    It's only 2 races so far, but Pedro's chances of winning the Championship would go up if he'd finish ahead of his teammate.:rofl
  5. DC2wheels

    DC2wheels Castle Anthrax troll

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    Fixed!
  6. auguzt

    auguzt get on with it

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    Dunno... Why is Puig's letter published in its entire form while the article in which Schwantz has made those statements is not? Some infos are lacking here...
    BTW I don't read animosity in the statements, while the letter sounds "bitchy" to me. My 2c
  7. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    Guess they'll have to meet up on Dani's fucking yacht as he piloting it around the goddamn Mediterranean because Kevin can't get into the race tracks.
  8. jm-2008

    jm-2008 Been here awhile

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  9. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    Ha ha, too bad he's going to be unable to do that.
  10. mdubya

    mdubya Right Brigade

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    I agree with this 100%.

    When it comes down to it, you can't argue with the above.

    Every one of them won their championships when other riders were injured, had equipment failures, crashed out due to no fault of their own, etc.

    Every one of them lost other championships due to injury, equipment failure...etc...

    Also, I am not the least bit surprised Puig lashed back at Schwantz since Kevin singled him out.

    And the world keeps turning....

    :D
  11. WSobchak

    WSobchak MoTard

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    Possibly the funniest thing I've read on ADVrider.

    Thanks!
  12. azkiwi

    azkiwi message in a bottle

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    Schwantz has a point, but in this instance its at the top of his head. Can't imagine why he felt the need to come out and slang Dani just for pointless prognostication. Nothing good could come of it. What a dork. His wandering piece on Soup is more Chatty Cathy dross.
  13. Motorcyclist

    Motorcyclist Drag a Bag!

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    Schwartz was a great racer. Lots of personality, exciting to watch, the whole package.

    Unfortunately, as a former champion he tends to run his yapper too much. He is entitled to his opinion, but he has to realize when it comes across as negative for no apparent reason. This would have been one of those times.

    Pedrosa may never win the MotoGP title, but Schwantz doesn't need to heap it on him. It just sounds petty.
  14. dsilver1007

    dsilver1007 Been here awhile

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    Guess Schwantz didnt have anything better to talk about at his pity party so he bashed a big name rider. He probably took breaks between talking trash about COTA and Dani to speak about the good old days when he wasnt a bitter asshole :lol3
  15. mdubya

    mdubya Right Brigade

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    I didn't read it as a slam of Pedrosa as much as a slam of Puig. :hmmmmm
  16. HoneyBunz

    HoneyBunz Long timer

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    Even if he had never raced, Schwantz is right about DP.
    More importantly, his ridicule may be the push DP needs.

    Heading into Jerez, with 3 Spaniards duking it out, this could be the best indicator yet of who the next world champion may be.
    For DP, it's win it or bin it time.
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    WSobchak MoTard

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    Now that would make for some very exciting racing!
  18. SGrider

    SGrider 376 miles to Chicago

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    Would be interesting to see Dani take out his teammate, wait he's done that one before. :D

    Frankly, as well as Marquez has done so far it doesn't look good for Pedrosa to beat the kid in points this year. Dani's window of opportunity is disappearing nearly as quickly as Rossi's.
  19. Lurky-Loo

    Lurky-Loo Been here awhile

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    If Pedrosa was the kind of rider who needed that kind of push, he would have retired a long time ago.

    "He hasn't won anything in eight years" -- while it wasn't meant literally, it's obviously wrong-headed on two levels: 1) it shows disrespect to the sport by dismissing the champions of intermediate classes; 2) it shows arrogance on Schwantz' part by not realizing Pedrosa's results are quite comparable to his, and that the difference between his only title and Pedrosa's none is a matter of chance as much as ability.

    Puig was right to tear him a new one.
  20. roadholder

    roadholder Long timer

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    Yep. I have great respect for Schwantz but he was clearly out of line and perhaps a bit hypocritical. As pointed out (without Rainey's tragic career ending accident) he came very close to becomming another Randy Mammola...in possibly being the fastest guy to not win a championship. For Schwantz, Rainey's incredible speed and consistancy lapsed just once...for Dani Pedrosa, Lorenzo's didn't.