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Old 05-01-2013, 01:42 AM   #2206
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Wow, pretty classless and egotistical response from Puig, regardless of KS's actual, original point. Cap'n Pedro's one-liner, if that was indeed all that came out of the boy-wonder-that-will-never-be, was all the response that was needed.

Digging in more, while I assume Schwantz's statements were made in his typical low-tact approach, I will otherwise give him the benefit of the doubt that the story is getting spun until more comes in--i couldn't find anything on l'equipe (or a quick web search) to corroborate the supposition from the Spanish article (motogp.com) that KS was being a total out-of-line dickhole. I find the timing of this article a little too coincidental with 34's serving of the [Spanish] boss, and the re-quotes from the original french article (the one I couldn't find) to be a little too damning of schwantz to be reproduced completely in context.

Put another way, just because I'm wearing a tin hat doesn't mean there's not an orchestrated character assassination afoot.

Alternative conspiracy theory: the French are just fucking with the Spanish.
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:27 AM   #2207
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superbikeplanet.com has decided to comment on Puig commenting on Schwantz commenting on Pedrosa. And they did not exactly manage to make themselves look very smart either, if you ask me! I didn't bother to check, but this moronic writeup was most likely again done by "staff".
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:32 AM   #2208
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I've only been reading superbikeplanet for about a year i'd guess, and in that year the quality has progressively gotten worse. The only reason I go there now is to see pictures.
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:54 AM   #2209
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superbikeplanet.com has decided to comment on Puig commenting on Schwantz commenting on Pedrosa. And they did not exactly manage to make themselves look very smart either, if you ask me! I didn't bother to check, but this moronic writeup was most likely again done by "staff".


ORLY?


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Old 05-01-2013, 07:31 AM   #2210
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Seems to me Schwantz has become a pundit, and a pundit is given a platform from which to make controversial calls: that's his place.

If the call stirs an impassioned response from one of those it alludes to, then the pundit has done his job, and done it very well.

The pundit's own accomplishments are barely relevant. If Schwantz had opined that Rossi would never win another title until he dumped Jerry Burgess, a response along the lines of Burgess having helped Rossi to seven premier class titles, which was six more than Schwantz ever got, and it was time Schwantz acknowledged that, would show only that Jerry was feeling the pressure.
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:21 AM   #2211
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:33 AM   #2212
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superbikeplanet.com has decided to comment on Puig commenting on Schwantz commenting on Pedrosa. And they did not exactly manage to make themselves look very smart either, if you ask me! I didn't bother to check, but this moronic writeup was most likely again done by "staff".
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I've only been reading superbikeplanet for about a year i'd guess, and in that year the quality has progressively gotten worse. The only reason I go there now is to see pictures.
The funny thing about superbikeplanet is that as poorly as Dean Adams conveys news, at times, he has a very well informed pipeline to knowing what is going on.
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:57 AM   #2213
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I like Dean. I guess our sense of things lines up a bit.
I live on the SoupKasts. Those are fun.

Doesn't matter.

Anyway, I heard a rumor there is a MotoGP race this weekend. True? Or just the tabloids blowing smoke?

This one should be the tie-breaker.
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:12 AM   #2214
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I like Dean. I guess our sense of things lines up a bit.
I live on the SoupKasts. Those are fun.

Doesn't matter.

Anyway, I heard a rumor there is a MotoGP race this weekend. True? Or just the tabloids blowing smoke?

This one should be the tie-breaker.

I hope that Pedrosa wins, just to keep everyone guessing. And Rossi second.

Odds makers would go apeshit trying to set things for Le Mans...
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:54 AM   #2215
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I hope that Pedrosa wins, just to keep everyone guessing. And Rossi second.

Odds makers would go apeshit trying to set things for Le Mans...
Pedrosa gives Rossi the Gibernau treatment?
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:14 PM   #2216
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Pedrosa gives Rossi the Gibernau treatment?
If he, or anyone, is going to do it, it had better be in Spain. They would get drawn and quartered anywhere else.
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:30 PM   #2217
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With acknowledgement that HRC was hammpered with chatter in the early part of last year after the new tire was introduced which explains some of the difference in Pedrosa's results early season vs. end of season I think Pedrosa still rode a little conservatively in the 1st half of last year trying to avoid the injuries that constantly plague him. I think he's taking that same approach this year and we can expect him to turn it up a notch later in the year and dominate the 2nd half of the season once again.
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:43 PM   #2218
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With acknowledgement that HRC was hammpered with chatter in the early part of last year after the new tire was introduced which explains some of the difference in Pedrosa's results early season vs. end of season I think Pedrosa still rode a little conservatively in the 1st half of last year trying to avoid the injuries that constantly plague him. I think he's taking that same approach this year and we can expect him to turn it up a notch later in the year and dominate the 2nd half of the season once again.


Or not.

Maybe while Dani is trying not to get hurt Mark will just keep riding around him.
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:48 PM   #2219
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Well Honda got the short end of the stick while all the other teams liked the tire and majority ruled on that one.. Honda worked hard to fix the bike so that it would work with that tire.
Wasn't Ducati just complaining that Bridgestone could fix their problem with their bike while Honda was adapting and winning.

Should be a great weekend, lets hopes it filled with lots of safe and close racing..
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:58 PM   #2220
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Pedrosa the Felipe Massa of MotoGP.
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