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April 26th, 2018, 04:28 AM   #141
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Funny how everybody hated on him, what with his gaffs and repeated cliches, and soft soap questions at interviews but he was undeniably a huge fan, truly intoxicated by the sport and his excitement could be quite contagious.
He was basically similar to Murray Walker in the glory days of F1, a true enthusiast. I have heard interviews with Murray away from his commentary duties even after his retirement, and he was as sharp as a tack despite the commentary gaffes. I don't know if that is true of Nick as well, having not encountered similar interviews with him away from his commentary role.

I do suspect both Carmelo and Rossi/his entourage are missing the frequent exaltation of Valentino as "nine times world champion" during the race commentary.
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April 26th, 2018, 05:10 AM   #142
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I am actually Carmelo.
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April 26th, 2018, 05:18 AM   #143
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I am actually Carmelo.
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That is genuinely funny.
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April 26th, 2018, 05:45 AM   #145
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April 26th, 2018, 05:57 AM   #146
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While what you say often corresponds with what I would expect from Carmelo, it is quite unlikely he would have your command of adolescent English idiom.

I have actually admitted Carmelo is doing some good things for the sport in general. As a merchant banker it must be very difficult to give up on mining the motherlode which Valentino constitutes, but someday the sport must go on without him, as a rider anyway, and I don't believe in his current manifestation that Valentino is doing himself, or the sport long term, any favours. He doesn't even seem to be enjoying himself overly as I have said; I would have no problem with him continuing for the pure love of it as I assessed him as doing in 2013 as I have also said.
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I have actually admitted Carmelo is doing some good things for the sport in general. As a merchant banker it must be very difficult to give up on mining the motherlode which Valentino constitutes, but someday the sport must go on without him, as a rider anyway, and I don't believe in his current manifestation that Valentino is doing himself, or the sport long term, any favours. He doesn't even seem to be enjoying himself overly as I have said; I would have no problem with him continuing for the pure love of it as I assessed him as doing in 2013 as I have also said.
For all that I have railed against Vale from Sepang 15 onwards, there is no getting away from the fact that he is still competitive and his performances as a rider are not like watching an ex-champion fighter being beaten, he is always a threat come Sunday. There are times that he still seems to enjoy a race, but that is something that only Vale truly knows.
I agree with you Michael, as is evidenced by the new race direction scrutiny, currently Vale's approach has not been for the betterment of the sport.
When Vale does retire, unless some crazy young buck storms the big class, Marc is easily the natural successor. Unfortunately, as one of you dudes pointed out, (apologies, I can't remember who), Marc's star is at its zenith during the Rossi period, so, for many, (not including myself) will always be tainted, which is an immense shame.
Marc is the only rider that has me on the edge of my seat when just riding around an empty track, all on his lonesome.

On a side note, I can't stop myself referring to Carmelo as Carmen Electra.
I think I have a problem.
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April 26th, 2018, 06:09 AM   #148
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In any other time, Marquez would be a once in a lifetime racer. Unfortunely for him, rather than endless cheers, he gets rewarded with a chorus of boos.
Boos will turn into cheers when he wins his 10th title and grandpa retires
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For all that I have railed against Vale from Sepang 15 onwards, there is no getting away from the fact that he is still competitive and his performances as a rider are not like watching an ex-champion fighter being beaten, he is always a threat come Sunday. There are times that he still seems to enjoy a race, but that is something that only Vale truly knows.
I agree with you Michael, as is evidenced by the new race direction scrutiny, currently Vale's approach has not been for the betterment of the sport.
When Vale does retire, unless some crazy young buck storms the big class, Marc is easily the natural successor. Unfortunately, as one of you dudes pointed out, (apologies, I can't remember who), Marc's star is at its zenith during the Rossi period, so, for many, (not including myself) will always be tainted, which is an immense shame.
Marc is the only rider that has me on the edge of my seat when just riding around an empty track, all on his lonesome.

On a side note, I can't stop myself referring to Carmelo as Carmen Electra.
I think I have a problem.
Sure, absolutely no doubt that he is still unfeasibly/remarkably good.

But if the only thing that will satisfy him is a 10th title and he needs to beat a 25 year old MM to attain his object I fear his hopes are forlorn, and I resent he and his fans having trashed every other rider of quality for the last decade or more. If he won a 10th other than on merit it would trash all his other titles anyway. I would have been quite happy to acknowledge him for winning the 2015 title on merit as he looked like doing for most of the season, it was not his problem that Jorge couldn't ride in the wet, but being close to winning that title doesn't mean it should have been conceded to him imo.
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