|10-25-2009, 07:09 PM||#1|
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Your Thoughts on Ben Spies' World Championship
I am simply amazed by Ben Spies' rookie season in World Superbike. The whole thing has been so incredible, from his mind-blowing racing results, to his theatric transition into MotoGP in a couple weeks. Ben Spies' rookie World Superbike Championship is too remarkable to not comment. I invite you to do it in this thread.
Rarely in sport has there been such a performance of measured mastery by a rookie. In the stick and ball sports, I think of Joe Montana and Tom Brady when they stepped up to the show for the first time. I think of Pedro Martinez and Sandy Koufax. I think of Tiger Woods his first season on tour.
Such a performance in motorsports is even more rare. I struggle to recall the names of racers who have made such an impact so suddenly. Perhaps Juan Fangio or Ayrton Senna. Maybe Jeff Gordon. In motorcycle racing I can only think of Kenny Roberts, and well...Valentino Rossi himself.
Perhaps it is premature to celebrate his place in history, but November 8 we are going to get an equally remarkable glimpse of how he stacks up among the very best of our times. I am confident that Ben Spies will be a force. We are lucky to witness these golden days of motorcycle racing.
Straight ahead and faster -Bo Weaver 1970
"There I was..." -Griffin Niner Three Hotel
"One day closer to a parade..." Jonny Gomes, spring training 2013
Pantah screwed with this post 10-25-2009 at 09:24 PM
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