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November 18th, 2017, 12:09 AM   #31
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Ok seriously, whatever he is taking definitely can’t be legal.
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Ok seriously, whatever he is taking definitely can’t be legal.
Refute his points if you consider them addled. I retract full insight, btw.
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For my 2 penneth I think Casey retired because he was a family man with a young daughter and his wife didn't want him killed racing like Marco.

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For my 2 penneth I think Casey retired because he was a family man with a young daughter and his wife didn't want him killed racing like Marco.

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Exactly. I think Stoner's wife was quite a good friend of Marco's girlfriend as well.

Stoner also commented in his autobiography that after an interregnum of a few weeks after poor Marco's death when people/fans seemed to come to some realisation that all the riders were basically engaged in risking their lives for the entertainment of followers of the sport it was back to the usual backbiting in regard to unpopular riders.
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Stoner went to Honda and won a championship with them after Ducati.
He retired because he didn’t have the grit to put up with the pressure.

Being an all time great is not just about being fast. The psychological aspects are important too. When you’re your own worst enemy, doesn’t matter if you have a great team or a sub par one.

As good as Stoner was, he was his own enemy a lot of time and made things more difficult for himself than they need to be.
Christ! Fucking boppers are like one tired broken record. The same old bullshit. Stoner had the grit to beat the best on the shitty Ducati. He had the talent too. Just ask your god Vale, who said: "Stoner, he rides like a God".

You guys always view Stoner in terms of his years in the premiere class. If you read his bio, you might have a clue. Stoner put in a lot of years from a very early age, consistently beating more experienced riders, while using inferior equipment. The amount of hardship he underwent over the span of his career was phenomenal, constantly short of money for equipment and sometimes food.

He didn't retire for lack of grit. He retired because he was fed up with all the sleazy underhanded politics of racing, because of continued poor reception from Dorna regarding safety improvements, and because he was tired of all the wearisome media events that to his mind had little to do with racing. All of which, took all the satisfaction out of the one thing he cared about; racing. He met a great chick, got married and found that life as a family man, was more gratifying than racing.

There's way too many guys in racing who stick around year after year, when they're no longer competitive, because they never learned to live like a normal person, because they're not well rounded, they've become so narrowly focused on one thing and have none of the social skills required to live among people who have a life outside of the paddock. It's a well known syndrome with sports people and celebs in general who feel like they cease to exist if there isn't a a camera in their face or a crowd to cheer them on. Speaking of Rossi...
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Actually he made the very rational decision that he had nothing more to prove to fans such as you, and that there was no point persisting in a sport which ostensibly exists for the entertainment of fans when the fandom largely consisted of those of your ilk.

Please keep it coming, we haven't had an old-fashioned bopper/member of the Valeban on here to entertain us for a while.
Mike said the B-word.
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And itís funny how I didnít mention Rossi once (and even admitted how Stoner was very good) and yet the mindless drones automatically gravitated towards Rossi bashing.

This forum is hilarious. I will enjoy making some of you squirm.
Look up hubris and then have it tattooed on your forehead. Guys like you always think they're going to stir shit up. Every fucking word that comes out of your mouth - is a verbatim repetition of the same old cliches spouted by every other bopper who's come before you. You haven't said a single thing we haven't heard a million times. You all are like telemarketers reading from the same script. Fucking hysterical that you think you're something new. Not even close.
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You guys really need to chill on people with a different view of Stoner then yourself. People were around. They watched they can come their own conclusion but all I ever see is booper like reactions from you guy when people do. Quit trying insult your way to a winning argument. A bio is not proof of anything. It doesn't even seem to match with the reason he gave while retiring anyway. If that alone doesn't leave things open for debate then I think y'all need to take a step back.
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I like the tears of the Stacey Moaner fangirl club.
They invigorate me.
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I like the tears of the Stacey Moaner fangirl club.
They invigorate me.
The tears are saltier then the dead sea.
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