Originally Posted by mike54
Might be an Australian figure of speech. First time I heard it was from Mladin after one of his rare crashes. Some body asked what happened and he said "My ambition outweighed my talent".
It is a relatively common saying in Australia along with the 'ran out of talent' line, often used to describe the failings of oneself as much as being used to disparage an opponent or team.
I remember hearing and using it back in the 70's when playing kid sport so it has been around for many a year ................. not original but the timing and delivery was precious in when it was caught and to whom it was directed (which is more why the outrage than the actual words)