Crash.Net User: UncleSam

Comments rating: 677
Position in rating: 201

Show Comments on:

UncleSam

July 16, 2012 4:01 PM
Last Edited 793 days ago

MotoGP » Illness bugs Ben Spies at Mugello


@Johnwaynebobbet What you see as only a national event was actively pursued as a challenge for drivers, teams, and designers, internationally from its very beginning. In fact, if you were to look up the definition of the triple crown of motorsport, you will see the Indy 500 as one of the three most prestigious races in the world. Also the pride from England was overwhelming for Jimmy Clark and Graham Hill when they won the 500, so your perception is clearly blinded by something. Newsflash! F1 is not the pinnacle of motorsport and talent has less to do with having a seat there, more than in any other motorsport on the planet. Also although MotoGP and F1 have crowned world champions since their inceptions, they were wholly European Championships for years in GP and decades in F1, so don't kid yourself into believing that they represented the world.

UncleSam

July 16, 2012 7:31 PM
Last Edited 793 days ago

MotoGP » Illness bugs Ben Spies at Mugello


cont. Another fun fact is that Spies secured a podium in his 9th start, while riders from their homeland have not secured a single one in 253 attempts, encompassing more than 11 years, despite the best efforts of 15 different riders. Spies' current struggles may seem huge, but they really only amount to a single mole hill, when compared to the alps of their own failures. No championships in 35 years, no wins in 31 years, and no podiums in over 11 years, enough said.

UncleSam

July 16, 2012 7:29 PM
Last Edited 793 days ago

MotoGP » Illness bugs Ben Spies at Mugello


Please note that your sarcasm is duly noted Mr Redskin. Also I am not saying that America is the best ever to enter anything, however the mass majority of those criticizing Spies come from a nation that has shown itself far less capable at this sport, than those they constantly berate and are critical of. For instance, Spies has been called a joke, an embarrassment, and pathetic, on this thread alone. But in doing so, it directly reflects upon their own riders failures. For instance, did you know the talentless, Mr Spies, won a race in his 28th start in GP? His critics here, see this as failure. But what they don't tell you is, that during their own current 31 year national victory drought, 40 riders from their nation have attempted to match this feat 1153 times, without a single win.

UncleSam

July 16, 2012 3:58 PM

MotoGP » Illness bugs Ben Spies at Mugello


@Federico What I was attempting to display to you, was that a nation that has actively participated since the inception of a sport will always have more success than a nation whom joined some 60 years later. A lack of participation, then or now, does not reflect the lack of ability, only the lack of opportunity. The same can be said of the British drought at Indy. It should be obvious really.

UncleSam

July 16, 2012 12:29 AM
Last Edited 794 days ago

MotoGP » Illness bugs Ben Spies at Mugello


@Federico "But if you use all the stats instead of deciding your own time scale, you will see that british riders have done better than USA, and its championships that count." Nothing like tipping the scales in your favor, being that riders from the US did not regularly attempt to contest for the championship until the mid 1970's. Most of the Americans prior to then, only did one off races at the Isle of Man. Your comment is about as valid as someone mocking the UK for not winning the Indy 500 in any of the 42 races prior to Jimmy Clark winning it in 1965. For the mass majority of those races, there was no UK presence even at the event. Not really anything to ridicule about, just as your comparison isn't. You cannot be expected to win, if you are not even entered.


Page 5 of 34
« 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11  »

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.

© 1999 - 2014 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.