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Old 04-29-2013, 01:14 PM   #2176
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Pedrosa seems to get bashed about never making the top rung in MotoGP (seems I've seen that theme on here a few times), but Puig sure does lay his accomplishments out very clearly and shows why Pedrosa deserves more respect than Schwantz gives him.
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Old 04-29-2013, 02:28 PM   #2177
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From the other side, and yes I'm a homer for Amerika,
The PeePee team (Puig and Pedrosa) ought to lock lips and go jump off a tall bridge.

Schwantz' point was Pedro will never win the World Championship.
Puig wasted lots of words not refuting that at all.
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Old 04-29-2013, 02:59 PM   #2178
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If I were going to pick a man to trust. It would not be Puig.

I'd pick Kevin.

The statements by Kevin don't compare himself to Pedrosa, or to anybody else. Measure Pedrosa against those he has been competing against. Against them in the top class he is without a championship.

The production of motoGP winners from the US in general and ANY particular camp outside of Stoner, Lorenzo and Rossi are slim pickings. Nicky is the only one to win the title outside of that group.

For MotoGP and 500; Going back to Spenser, 1983, 30 years of racing.


Spencer - 2
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Gardner - 1
Rainey - 3
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Doohan 5
Criville 1
Roberts Jr 1
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Old 04-29-2013, 03:00 PM   #2179
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Schwantz' point was Pedro will never win the World Championship.
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Absolutely no fucking point for a former world champion to put down someone with Pedrosa's accomplishments. As Puig pointed out, Danis' results are in fact better than Kevins, minus the WC he won due to someone's mishap.

Schwantz lost my respect. American or not.
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Old 04-29-2013, 03:03 PM   #2180
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Kevin never held himself up for comparison with Pedrosa, just gave his opinion about him. Puig is welcome to share his own opinion, but he really didn't say much to contradict what Shwantz actually said?!
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Old 04-29-2013, 03:14 PM   #2181
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I agree that Puig went overboard here. Shwantz voiced an opinion; just so happens he's ridden at that level so it gets attention. It sounded like some facts with opinion but Puig's response is really personal. A bigger man could have said a lot more with a lot less.
They obviously have history so there's more to the story I think.
MY opinion is that they're probably both assholes.
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Old 04-29-2013, 03:14 PM   #2182
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"Oh My Gawd! Did you hear what Brittany said about Courtney's friend Kayla? Well Courtney was like All Up in Brittany's shit defending Kayla. Kayla mostly stayed out of it but was like Not Even Happy about Brittany talking shit and really kind of pissed but still it was a shitty thing for Brittany to say even if Brittany wasn't super-serious about dumping on Kayla because Brittany justs acts like a bitch sometimes and everbody still mostly likes Brittany and nobody really liked Courtney or Kayla anway until this whole thing blew up."
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Old 04-29-2013, 03:17 PM   #2183
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Best thing Pedrosa can do is win the championship. I would bet that Kevin would be first in line to shake his hand and say 'I was wrong'.
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Old 04-29-2013, 03:27 PM   #2184
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It's only 2 races so far, but Pedro's chances of winning the Championship would go up if he'd finish ahead of his teammate.
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Old 04-29-2013, 04:14 PM   #2185
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Old 04-29-2013, 04:23 PM   #2186
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Dunno... Why is Puig's letter published in its entire form while the article in which Schwantz has made those statements is not? Some infos are lacking here...
BTW I don't read animosity in the statements, while the letter sounds "bitchy" to me. My 2c
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Old 04-29-2013, 04:30 PM   #2187
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Best thing Pedrosa can do is win the championship. I would bet that Kevin would be first in line to shake his hand and say 'I was wrong'.

Guess they'll have to meet up on Dani's fucking yacht as he piloting it around the goddamn Mediterranean because Kevin can't get into the race tracks.
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Old 04-29-2013, 04:35 PM   #2188
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[QUOTE=DogBoy;21294599]"Oh My Gawd! Did you hear what Brittany said about Courtney's friend Kayla? Well Courtney was like All Up in Brittany's shit defending Kayla. Kayla mostly stayed out of it but was like Not Even Happy about Brittany talking shit and really kind of pissed but still it was a shitty thing for Brittany to say even if Brittany wasn't super-serious about dumping on Kayla because Brittany justs acts like a bitch sometimes and everbody still mostly likes Brittany and nobody really liked Courtney or Kayla anway until this whole thing blew up."[


They, like all the inmates here are entitled to their opinions.
If Dani does not win another championship he still gets my respect for detirmination and cojones!.
Two collarbones in short succession and he's still there near the front.
The sport needs more like Dani that can spring to the front and bring some excitement to what was proving lacklustre in 2012.
MOTOGP seems to create more interest off track at times.
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Old 04-29-2013, 05:44 PM   #2189
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It's only 2 races so far, but Pedro's chances of winning the Championship would go up if he'd finish ahead of his teammate.


Ha ha, too bad he's going to be unable to do that.
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Old 04-29-2013, 06:19 PM   #2190
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Dani is a hell of a rider. If he never wins a championship in the premier class, he is still a world class racer.
I agree with this 100%.

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Spencer - 2
Lawson - 4
Gardner - 1
Rainey - 3
Schwantz 1
Doohan 5
Criville 1
Roberts Jr 1
Rossi 7
Hayden 1
Stoner 2
Lorenzo 2
When it comes down to it, you can't argue with the above.

Every one of them won their championships when other riders were injured, had equipment failures, crashed out due to no fault of their own, etc.

Every one of them lost other championships due to injury, equipment failure...etc...

Also, I am not the least bit surprised Puig lashed back at Schwantz since Kevin singled him out.

And the world keeps turning....

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