I watched Spies all the way out of AMA superbike to MotoGP and really did expect him to end up a world champion there one day. I was a solid fan until the end of last season, when I started realizing he may never make it to the top. Now, this season, he isn't doing any better, sad to see. Still, it takes nothing away from his accomplishments otherwise, and he did win a MotoGP race, many never even make it to that point.
"The atoms or elementary particles themselves are not real; they form a world of potentialities or possibilities rather than one of things or facts."
- Werner Heisenburg