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07-07-2009 04:45 PM
RC90
Quote:
Originally Posted by GDJAM View Post
I rest my case.
Beh... rest is only for the weary!
07-07-2009 03:47 PM
GDJAM
Quote:
Originally Posted by RC90 View Post
C'mon, compare any of the MotoGP eaces this year with the WSBK races, even those that Spies has just left them to fend for themselves and still, they were more interesting to watch.

I am not complaining (much), but I do feel (as do many others) that the 800cc bikes have ruined the competitiveness of it all. All in All, I just want to see more action, even if it is for 5th position
I respectfully disagree. There have been some real humdingers this year in both series. Neither outweighs the other.

While I prefer WSBK on some levels it isn't necessarily b/c the racing is better.
I like it because it is more abundant (2 per weekend). I also like the principal players (Haga/Spies...........Fabri) more than MotoGP's(Rossi/Stoner/Pedrosa/Lorenszo........Dovi)............hey look at that...........there's more guys in the hunt on any given Sunday in MotoGP than in WSBK.......how'd that happen?

The racing is good in both. MotoGP has the ooh la la factor, while WSBK is the blue collar series. They both rock.

I rest my case.
07-07-2009 03:37 PM
TuonoR6 Yeah they really slowed the bikes when they went 800's I saw Pedrosa was clocked at 216 in Muguello
07-07-2009 01:43 PM
midwest 990's coming back? SERIOUSLY? That could be good for the kid...

I wonder if things could improve for Moto Cysz... interesting!
07-07-2009 09:21 AM
TuonoR6 Well it looks like their might be some light at the end of the tunnel for Nicky. The race couldn't have been predicited very little passing. A few crashes the pass Lorenzo almost put on Rossi would have been sick.
07-07-2009 08:26 AM
RC90
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Originally Posted by HondaJim View Post
I don't think MotoGP is a snoozefest. If I wanted to watch race vehicles lined up I'd switch to NASCAR. Anybody, at anytime, can throw it away in GP. The finish of this race was not a given. The proof is in my DVR.
C'mon, compare any of the MotoGP eaces this year with the WSBK races, even those that Spies has just left them to fend for themselves and still, they were more interesting to watch.

I am not complaining (much), but I do feel (as do many others) that the 800cc bikes have ruined the competitiveness of it all. All in All, I just want to see more action, even if it is for 5th position

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Originally Posted by HondaJim View Post
Didn't Edwards become the 14th or 15th rider to reach 100 points in GP? I'd gladly take that if I had a GP career.
While that is an accomplishment all on its own, I used to loved watching Edwards fight tooth and nail with Bayliss, Forgarty or anybody else that got in his way... I guess everything changes whether we like it or not though.

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Originally Posted by HondaJim View Post
I hate to say it, but I don't know that Nicky has much more than what he showed at Laguna. Maybe this will be his big turnaround, but I don't hold much hope.
Couldn't agree with you more, but again... I hope I am totally wrong on this one.
07-06-2009 06:36 PM
HondaJim I don't think MotoGP is a snoozefest. If I wanted to watch race vehicles lined up I'd switch to NASCAR. Anybody, at anytime, can throw it away in GP. The finish of this race was not a given. The proof is in my DVR.

Didn't Edwards become the 14th or 15th rider to reach 100 points in GP? I'd gladly take that if I had a GP career.

I hate to say it, but I don't know that Nicky has much more than what he showed at Laguna. Maybe this will be his big turnaround, but I don't hold much hope.
07-06-2009 02:19 PM
RC90
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Originally Posted by GDJAM View Post
How can you call it a snoozefest when you didnt see it?
Who says I didn't it? OK, sure I omitted that but I thought it was a given, how else could I be given my pov? I mean, my boy was there and I saw he was doing good before my p2p.eu client went to the grave so I was able to catch a torrent this morning and watch it at the office... those are the little perks when the boss like racing as well

I call it a snooze fest because when you watch the full 27 or 28 laps with no commercial interruptions, it is exactly that. OK, so there were a couple of saves, passes here and there but c'mon... watching paint dry can get as exciting as these races (sans the couple of laps where there is action happening).

Luckily for us, Dorna is talking about a possible comeback to the 990's, I am just hoping the changes will come sooner rather than later as MotoGP is loosing audience by the minute... by the way, this is not my opinion only
07-06-2009 01:36 PM
GDJAM From where I was sitting it wasn't really a snooze fest. I saw a coupla good saves, a coupla crashes, some position swapping high in the order and a valiant performance by some homegrown talent.

How can you call it a snoozefest when you didnt see it?
07-06-2009 12:24 PM
RC90 HOllllyyyyyy Crap, I guess I should be extremely happy that even after missing that snooze fest, I am still within reach of Pops Jimbo.

First of all, Fox sports was no where to be found in my area, at 5PM the local Fox channel had news (to be expected), the fox sports channels had something else not even remotely close to motorcycle racing and nothing on their programming schedule of this race... how fooked up is that????

Then, my p2p.eu client was on the fritz and I my live transmission was stuttering so bad I had to relent and turn it off. to top it all off, I am looking for any links to rapidshare, mms or torrents and one of the fookers on the link clearly tells the whole world who has won the race and who the other 2 on the podium were... Why would you do that?

I gotta give it up for the Turd-Midget, not in a million years would I have thought he had it in him to beat Rossi, Lorenzo or even Stoner in Laguna.

I also gotta give it up for my boy Nicky, sure Dovizioso waded it up but he did pass Edwards & Elias to take that 5th well deserved position. I honestly don't believe he'll do much better than that because it appears that he rode with his heart in his hand and it wasn't the bike & him finally meshing together but... I'll take what I can get.

I guess we can say that Edwards is Laguna Intolerant? that boy is just bound to be riding good in practices to finish 4th or 5th as his best... he should be be back at WSBK where he really knows how to shine. Besides, someone's got to give Ben a run for his money!
07-06-2009 04:19 AM
HondaJim Geez, what a crap shoot. GDJAM's spoiler summed it up perfectly.
07-05-2009 08:11 PM
GDJAM Wow interesting race. .......To all of you that stuck with

Spoiler:


Lorenzo, kudos. If you are like me you thought he wouldn't even saddle up or bring it home in 10th. I've quietly been supporting Lorenzo all year and have mad respect for what he did today. I think if he didnt almost pitch it attempting to pass Rossi, he'da gotten around eventually him and made it stick.

And to those of you who had faith in Nicky kudos again. I just didn't think he'd place so well. I certainly didn't think he'd get around Elias, who looked so promising all weekend. Dovi's wipeout helped nicky but he was ahead of the second pack which is really where he SHOULD be right now. I hope this wasn't just a "Laguna" thing and that he places well again before they come home......again.

And where the heck did Dani's little sprint come from? The race wasn't as close as it finished. He dominated.

Nobody scored alotta points here which is cool with me cause I only got 4!!!!!!!!!






07-05-2009 04:59 PM
montrealmax I can't believe I did it again! Went away for the weekend, everything taken care of... NOT! DNF DNF DNF, well, serves me right
07-05-2009 04:16 PM
SV650s
Race #8 results **SPOILER**

Do not open the link if you do not want to see the results.

The results can be viewed at 2009 MotoGP.

Spoiler:
For the 2nd. race in a row the top scorer was Sgt_Mojo HondaJim continues to lead with 138 points
07-05-2009 12:05 PM
RC90
Quote:
Originally Posted by MisterMike View Post
Your stuck with: sorry man
Elias
Edwards
Hayden
Vermeulen
Capirossi

FOX network will televise the race at 5 pm Eastern time.
Oh well... it was bound to happen sooner or later anyways, it seems I jinx myself whenever I enter Fantasy Leagues.

I checked my Fox local listing and they have scheduled News for 5PM! great, we can not even get that right... Welcome to the 80's.
07-05-2009 11:08 AM
SV650s
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Originally Posted by RC90 View Post
Yea, I hate 3 day weekends, the holiday fooked me royally. MisterMike, I gather that absentee picks means I will have the picks from last race? if so, not much harm done I guess even though with Lorenzo & Stoner's high-sides, who knows what will happen.

On the other side of the token... where in the hell are the races going to be televised? I checked with SuckTv and there is nothing there, then, I also checked with ABC Sports to no avail.

I may be able to catch them on the p2p.eu but I thought I give the TV a chance since it was going to be at a decent time... oh well, I also predict that Rossi will win it by a mile or he will bin it on the first few laps trying to escape.
Quote:
Originally Posted by GP rules
Absentee picks: Anyone not getting their picks in by the deadline(to be determined and posted) will receive the racers that qualified in positions 6 thru 10. This is a one time freebee unless you have a damn good reason like the dog pee'd on your computer. The upcoming race will be posted a week before it takes place which should give everyone sufficient time.
Your stuck with: sorry man
Elias
Edwards
Hayden
Vermeulen
Capirossi

FOX network will televise the race at 5 pm Eastern time.
07-05-2009 10:59 AM
RC90
Quote:
Originally Posted by MisterMike View Post
RC90: (Absentee) picks
Montrealmax: DNF
Whiterabbit1980: DNF
str8ghtjacket: DNF
Yea, I hate 3 day weekends, the holiday fooked me royally. MisterMike, I gather that absentee picks means I will have the picks from last race? if so, not much harm done I guess even though with Lorenzo & Stoner's high-sides, who knows what will happen.

On the other side of the token... where in the hell are the races going to be televised? I checked with SuckTv and there is nothing there, then, I also checked with ABC Sports to no avail.

I may be able to catch them on the p2p.eu but I thought I give the TV a chance since it was going to be at a decent time... oh well, I also predict that Rossi will win it by a mile or he will bin it on the first few laps trying to escape.
07-05-2009 10:47 AM
str8ghtjacket Sry guys I guess Im out this year, too much going on. I thought I was going to get to relax when I got back... I guessed wrong
07-05-2009 10:01 AM
SV650s
MIA

RC90: (Absentee) picks
Montrealmax: DNF
Whiterabbit1980: DNF
str8ghtjacket: DNF
07-05-2009 12:31 AM
streakin919
  1. Rossi
  2. Stoner
  3. Dovizioso
  4. Edwards
  5. Pedrosa
07-04-2009 11:56 PM
vladimer 1. Lorenzo
2. Rossi
3. Stoner
4. Pedrosa
5. (Heyden!!??) nothing personal, heŽs not a bad rider, but lets face it, heŽll be lucky if he wonŽt kill himself in laguna seca with a ducati... anyway, all the best to him!
07-04-2009 11:20 PM
Evad101 Ok, made it...

1. Rossi
2. Stoner
3. Lorenzo
4. Dovi
5. Pedrosa


I have a feeling this will be a boring race...
07-04-2009 10:46 PM
sidlives
Quote:
Originally Posted by sidlives View Post
1: Rossi
2: Lorenzo
3: Stoner
4: Edwards
5: Hayden
Changing picks to:

1: Rossi
2: Edwards
3: Pedrosa
4: Stoner
5: Hayden
07-04-2009 09:40 PM
GDJAM Wow what a friggin infirmary the so called top 5 is. This is hard

I will pick my top 5 crash monkeys. Here goes nuttin'

Rossi
Stoner
Pedrosa
Elias
Dovi
07-04-2009 09:13 PM
moabecho
Changing picks, Mike

Rossi
Dovi
Pedrosa
Stoner
Hayden
07-04-2009 08:44 PM
TuonoR6 Rossi
Lorenzo
Hayden
Stoner
Divoso


Man fly boy is back. Hopefully he can ride tomorrow big high side. Stoner is still having problems with fatigue and crashed also. This leave the Doctor to swoop in.
07-04-2009 08:39 PM
SV650s Rossi
Stoner
Pedrosa
Dovizioso
Elias
07-04-2009 07:19 PM
HondaJim Rossi
Stoner
Dovi
Pedrosa
Elias
07-04-2009 06:12 PM
sidlives 1: Rossi
2: Lorenzo
3: Stoner
4: Edwards
5: Hayden
07-04-2009 06:11 PM
moabecho
DID not copy

Did not copy the above pick!
07-04-2009 06:10 PM
moabecho
Race 8 Picks

Back in line, Captain!!!

Rossi
Stoner
Lorenzo
Dovi
HAYDEN, sucker...
07-03-2009 05:26 PM
Sgt_Mojo Rossi
Stoner
Lorenzo
Dovizioso
Hayden
07-01-2009 09:06 AM
SV650s
Race # 8 PICKS...for July 5 - Laguna Seca, USA



Place your picks for race #8 here:

Deadline is Saturday July 4 at midnight Pacific time.

HondaJim is the leader with 134 points followed by RC90 with 126 points.

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