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Old 10-18-2004, 05:12 PM   #51
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Old 10-18-2004, 08:55 PM   #52
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From MOTOGPNEWS.COM:



The euphoria of Rossi's win was apparent throughout the Yamaha team who have finally managed to win a world title since Wayne Rainey managed it, which was somewhere back around the time that the first fish crawled out of the sea. But Yamaha have even more to celebrate than just a victory, they have the satisfaction of thoroughly humiliating their hated enemy Honda - not by building a better bike, but by employing a better rider.



Perhaps the outcome was best analysed by Rossi's chief tea boy, Jerry Burgess. "Yamaha make pianos", quoted the Australian, who has made tea (and the occasional vegemite sandwich) for some of the greatest riders of recent times. "Good pianos, but ****e bikes", Burgess continued, "the M1 is certainly better than it was, but it's still a steaming heap of roo poo. It was mainly all my advice to Rossi that won the day. So in a way I'm actually the champion."
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Old 10-18-2004, 09:28 PM   #53
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I'd like to see Rossi try winning on the most uncompeditive bike in Moto GP. If he does, my mind will be made up about who is the best of all time...
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Old 10-19-2004, 02:37 AM   #54
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With Jordan backing a superbike team, does this mean we'll eventually see Nike leathers, helmets, gloves, boots, frame sliders, seats, tires, exhausts, etc.?
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Old 10-19-2004, 04:41 AM   #55
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Default Re: Rossi like Mladin are the greatest.

I've never said anything about Mladin either. Kook is just engaging in his usual studitity.



My wife's mother is an Australian war bride, now a naturalized US citizen (complete with Utah drawl). I did a 7 day R&R in Sydney while I was in Nam and had a wonderful time... except for getting used to the left side traffic.



In fact Australia is the best ally that the USA ever had. They've stood with us in every major conflict, including Vietnam and the current one. Their army has been as tough as they come giving the vaunted Germans fits. They are inventive and irreverent and I wouldn't have it any other way. My hat is off to Australia.
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Old 10-19-2004, 04:42 AM   #56
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Kook agrees with you.



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Old 10-19-2004, 04:45 AM   #57
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Register to vote for Bush while you're there, okay?



That should raise The Illiterate Idiot's(tm) blood pressure to stroke levels.
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Old 10-19-2004, 06:44 AM   #58
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I hope you're right about Gib and Rossi, Captain. And given how competitive these guys are it's understandable that Sete would be pretty frustrated. He had a great season of racing and not only does Rossi get the title but nips past him on the last lap at Philip Island to win a GP that Sete led almost the entire way.



Yeah, Biaggi has that prima donna thing goin' pretty good, eh?
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Old 10-19-2004, 06:49 AM   #59
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It's very difficult to compare riders among generations, and even what the definition of greatest might be. Fastest race lap, race wins, qualifying - all measure slightly different things, and each is impacted by equipment and rider slightly differently.



I'd leave it with the observation that Rossi is a great champion - a genius - just like Doohan and others before. It's hard to say that he's better or worse because they'll never race on their best-matched equipment over a long enough horizon to pass judgment.



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Old 10-19-2004, 06:57 AM   #60
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Comparisons, comparisons, comparison: apples & oranges, widows & walls, attics & rooms, acid or shrooms, who cares? All I know is, I once saw Rossi screw-up & end-up somewhere south of 10th place, then proceed to passes everything in sight. He didn't win, but he ended up on the podium, and it looked like he would have run over his grandmother, your grandmother, my grandmother, Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny, to get there. God knows a Cambodian tribesman couldn't have made a pair of sandals, out of what was left of the rubber on his tires, but when it was over, Rossi damn-near won the thing.



Don't know much about History, but I do know talent, hard work and dedication; and, Rossi has a Swiss, numbered account, filled with enough of all three, that he could have bank-rolled the Renaissance.



Is having all that talent given to one man annoying? You bet! When the "Gene Fairy" wrapped up my DNA, the box was marked "No Big Deal...Don't bother to forward." Rossi? He got mine, yoursÂ’ and just about everybody else's talent. Hate the bugger? At one time, I'd have wanted him dead. But with years, come wisdom, therapy, medication and stalking laws. Now I just sit back and enjoy watching him; knowing that, on any given Sunday, I might just see History being made.



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