Be honest: if you had not picked Nicky who would you have picked? Don't tell me it would have been Casey! No one gave him much of a chance before the season began.
Well, Valentino is and has been on my shiot list for a while now, Pedrosa doesn't tickle me fancy because of the troubles he's caused and I always thought he was a whinny biotch and even though Casey had a disastrous rookie season las year, he was, by far one of my favorites and I used to root for him when he was the only one giving Dani a hard time in 250's.
I did consider him (Casey as there was really no one else I would consider) but my gut feeling told me to go with the Kentucky Kid, even though, in the back of my mind, I knew that Repsol (100% and Honda (50%) was going to pull the rug from under him again this year... still, I was hopeful.
I truly never expected casey to be stumping all over everyone and opening up this kind of whoop A$$ though... that's for sure, I would b lying if I say otherwise.