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Old 03-08-2004, 06:36 AM   #11
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Default Re: Yates is an Ass

Ditto on that. Yates demonstrated that an amateur like himself has no business being out on the racetrack. What a squid!
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Old 03-08-2004, 07:39 AM   #12
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Just remember that the AMA and AMA Pro Racing are two different operations. I hope they nail Yates big time for his ridiculous behavior.
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Old 03-08-2004, 08:04 AM   #13
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Default Bite me Yates

Best wrestling move of the brawl was when Fania motioned to his groin, in the classic "bite this *******" move. Yates was wrong, Fania didn't even see him coming, Yates is a ****head, he will continue to loose because he is a ****head.
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Old 03-08-2004, 08:06 AM   #14
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So what is the rules of the road in this situation? The guy up front just following his line right? Yates is an ass.
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Old 03-08-2004, 10:02 AM   #15
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Default Backhanded Apology

Caught this quote:



VIA CYCLE NEWS..........

The following is from Aaron Yates...





Racing has extreme highs and extreme lows. It almost seems like there's no in-between when you race at the level that I do. For me, after racing 170 grueling miles, I realized that I had a chance to win the race.



With about eight laps to go, I came up on some lapped riders. I set up to pass, using the same racing line that I'd been using on this part of the track all day - in both the 200 and in the 600 SuperSport race.



I came through on the brakes on the outside and in my peripheral vision I saw a rider stand his bike up. So I got on the brakes harder and stood my bike up a bit to give him some room. But I was running out of racetrack.



We went down and were sliding toward the wall and I was honestly thinking that I was going to break both of my legs. Thankfully, the impact was softer than I'd anticipated. I got up thinking that I'd raced 49 laps with eight left to go and a second-place finish in the Daytona 200 was down the drain.



I couldn't believe that this was actually happening. But I never had any intention of hurting anyone. The last thing that I want is for people to get hurt at the track. This is not the way that I wanted to look back on Daytona '04. And this is definitely not what I want the race fans to think of when they think of me.



I'm just so sorry that the whole incident ever happened. And I'm sorry if my actions offended or disappointed anyone.



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Old 03-08-2004, 10:16 AM   #16
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WHO gives a crap if the guy apologizes now? It's too late. He's an ******* that should be dealt with. 1 race suspension isn't enough. Suzuki should can his lame ass and get someone in there that has a positive image and attitude for both Suzuki and AMA racing in general.
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Old 03-08-2004, 10:40 AM   #17
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I have nothing bad to say about Mladin's ability to ride. It just seems to me that there is more to a person than an ability to win. Tiger Woods used to be denigrated for his lack of personality and all-consuming desire to win. He has since learned to show a more personal side to his life and is being treated with tremendous respect now by the press and public. As for Mladin, he still leaves me cold. He wins but I don't like him and will root for those who appear to be people as opposed to an automaton. Your posting of his reflections on the week did a good job of illustrating his difficulty dealing with the press. He could learn a lot by talking with Tiger.
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Old 03-08-2004, 11:13 AM   #18
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"I'm just so sorry that the whole incident ever happened. And I'm sorry if my actions offended or disappointed anyone."



He is not sorry for hitting someone.

He is not sorry for jumping up and kicking someone

He is not sorry for head butting someone.

He is not sorry that he failed to make a clean pass.



He is just sorry, a sorry excuse for a professional athlete.



He should stand up and appoligize to Fania, buy him a new bike, with some extra factory parts. And then withdraw himself for a race or two for anger management treatments.

Maybe then I would believe he is trying to be a pro.



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Old 03-08-2004, 11:23 AM   #19
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Longride, thanks for bringing the info.

I am not going to judge anyone for his personality, only for his actions. Yates' apology is actually not an apology, but a sorry attempt to explain his actions. He still blames the 'lapped rider' for the incident.

Sorry, but he should have stepped up, accept the penalty, and apologize to his team and Fania.

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Old 03-08-2004, 01:28 PM   #20
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Does everyone have to personable? Give the guy a break. Not everybody can be like John Force. So what if he doesn't like to talk too much. He wins races, and Suzuki sells bikes. Takes all types to make the world go 'round.
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