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Old 03-08-2013, 05:50 AM   #1651
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One can only hope.
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:15 AM   #1652
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If anyone can do it at 34, it's Rossi.
He really needs to ride to absolute perfection to achieve that. And maybe for the others to have a bit of misfortune at the same time, too. But that can happen. I do not doubt for a second, that he will be VERY determined, and with one goal ONLY, no matter what crap he feeds to the media.. "the wall" will be in their pitbox after Qatar, or latest Jerez...
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:40 AM   #1653
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sure hope he is getting paid well to ride that dog ... GO 69 !
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:48 AM   #1654
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Yeah, he's getting older. And in interviews lately he has even started to doubt himself a bit. That is a bit worrying, but i would never bet against the Doctor, he's special. If anyone can do it at 34, it's Rossi.
I believe the title fight will be tight and between the smooooth Yamaha guys.
Makes me think of the games Rossi has played in the past... maybe he knows he is going to be fast and up front and is saying things like this to mess with peoples heads.
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:15 AM   #1655
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My point was: i rather bet on Rossi than Pedro, no matter what the odds, never claimed anyone undervalued.
Obviously, if you think Rossi has better chances than Pedrosa at 2.6, 5.5 for Rossi is undervaluing his chances. With that belief, Bet&Win is basically offering you free money. Stop wasting time here and place a bet!

As for Marquez, when was the last time a rookie won the premier class? And yet people talk about him having a strong chance.
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:17 AM   #1656
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Obviously, if you think Rossi has better chances than Pedrosa at 2.6, 5.5 for Rossi is undervaluing his chances. With that belief, Bet&Win is basically offering you free money. Stop wasting time here and place a bet!

As for Marquez, when was the last time a rookie won the premier class? And yet people talk about him having a strong chance.
1978. Some crazy-ass American.
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:19 AM   #1657
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1978. Some crazy-ass American.
34 years. Same as Rossi's age -- coincidence?
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Old 03-08-2013, 11:08 AM   #1658
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Really? I think he's done well over the last few years. Not a drama queen and no big podium runs so not a spotlight kid, but pretty consistent 4th-ish guy.
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Agree. Don't see the problem with Dovi.
Eh he's just kind of a whiner. Expects a lot but doesn't really produce is how it seems to me. Had factory ride, didn't produce, left, had satalite ride, wanted factory ride, didn't produce, left. And some choice comments on various things that just rubbed me wrong. It's like he has this strong sense of entitlement but hasn't really done anything to earn it and is pissy about it.
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Old 03-08-2013, 11:54 AM   #1659
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34 years. Same as Rossi's age -- coincidence?
Huh? KR was 26 in '78 and 28 in '80 when he won his last WC.
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Old 03-08-2013, 11:56 AM   #1660
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Huh? KR was 26 in '78 and 28 in '80 when he won his last WC.
34 years ago, not 34 years of age.
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Old 03-08-2013, 11:58 AM   #1661
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Rossi is 34. Only two men have become world champion at that age or older: Phil Read, who beat Agostini when there was no other competition, and Leslie Graham, the first ever 500cc World Champion in 1949. History is against Rossi. But Rossi has shown scant respect for history.
This should be viewed through the lens of changing physical outcomes today compared to yesteryear. Athletes in general benefit from more advanced fitness regimes and, importantly, MUCH better care of injuries sustained on their way up.

No idea how the partying varies these days, but obviously some of those guys used to hit it pretty hard...

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Old 03-08-2013, 12:03 PM   #1662
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Huh? KR was 26 in '78 and 28 in '80 when he won his last WC.
He was saying the last rookie to win a top-level championship. Roberts was a rookie in 78 and won the 500 championship.
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Old 03-08-2013, 12:13 PM   #1663
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I think it won't be long before MM sets a pole and wins a race. He rides like Stoner with a traction control wrist. He can tighten an apex with his back wheel to get it pointed on the line he wants. Not many guys can do that lap after lap at the exact same spot. Not even Dani.

HRC is going to have a big season.
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Old 03-08-2013, 12:20 PM   #1664
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This should be viewed through the lens of changing physical outcomes today compared to yesteryear. Athletes in general benefit from more advanced fitness regimes and, importantly, MUCH better care of injuries sustained on their way up.

No idea how the partying varies these days, but obviously some of those guys used to hit it pretty hard...

Times change, thankfully.
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Old 03-08-2013, 12:23 PM   #1665
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This should be viewed through the lens of changing physical outcomes today compared to yesteryear. Athletes in general benefit from more advanced fitness regimes and, importantly, MUCH better care of injuries sustained on their way up.

No idea how the partying varies these days, but obviously some of those guys used to hit it pretty hard...
Have you ever watched the Sheene and Hunt story?
Oh and I remember Julian Ryder talking about Barry having a small hole in the front of his helmet so he could get those last few drags in while waiting on the starting line
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