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Old 05-09-2008, 02:23 PM   #1
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Old 05-09-2008, 02:46 PM   #2
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Oh goody. Red meat! (popcorn popping in background)
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Old 05-12-2008, 06:17 AM   #3
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I believe every sport needs a villan and Matt makes a good one. He's the Racer X of AMA. Most hate him but all respect him.
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Old 05-12-2008, 09:27 AM   #4
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I can't watch AMA it is way to boring and has been for a long time. Can someone tell me why Suzuki wins every year and everybody else is an also ran?
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Old 05-12-2008, 09:33 AM   #5
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Can someone tell me why Suzuki wins every year and everybody else is an also ran?
'Cuz they've got Mat Mladin - DUH!

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Old 05-12-2008, 10:03 AM   #6
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'Cuz they've got Mat Mladin - DUH!

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Wouldn't it be interesting to see Yosh do a "real" FX tuned bike and pit it against the current Superbike class? Bet Matt would still be on the box.
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Old 05-12-2008, 10:06 AM   #7
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BTW- it's clear that Matt prefers the current rules, but he's a business man, too. If Suzuki deems it- seems he'd be willing to run the Daytona Superbike class. Interesting............
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Old 05-12-2008, 06:43 PM   #8
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I like his straight forward no bs approach to his job. The downside is you can't really be a total PITA off the track cause you are 5'4" and weigh 143lbs.
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Old 05-13-2008, 04:41 AM   #9
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Mat, a cool guy, I just wish he'd gone to wsbk 4 or 5 years ago.

I for one won't be crying over the demise of AMA Suzukibike...er....superbike, it's boring as hell and the first two spots on the podium are a foregone conclusion, the race is really for third place.

Who can honestly say that Supersport and FX isn't way more entertaining (and closer) racing? I think that DMG is on to something, the manufacturers can cry a river sales of litrebikes won't change one iota, let's face it 1. this is the USA and bigger IS better and 2. most are sold to testosterone loaded men who don't mind paying an extra couple of grand for 40 more ponies.

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Old 05-13-2008, 05:17 AM   #10
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"Mat, a cool guy, I just wish he'd gone to wsbk 4 or 5 years ago."

Well, he would have, but then you can't strut around acting like a proper pr!ck when you are just a mid pack racer now can you?
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