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hottR1der said:
now jordans gonna get in trouble with the naacp...
LMAO. Where's the bitching and grandstanding from Calipso Louie and The Reverend Al Sharpton :crash
 

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I know I talked smack about Montez before, but I give him mad props for having the balls to get out there. Hell if Jordan called me today and said I need you to ride AMA supersport for me, I'd be on the way. Shhheeit, I'd even make my own last place trophy's for every race. "Last to Lose" I'd be the absolute greatest loser at every race. That ought to count for something.
 

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Haven't you guys ever considered the possibility that maybe it was Montez's decision to leave.

Certainly, money is not an issue for Mr. Jordan. He could field a 10 rider team if he wanted. Montez was not fired. Most of us subconsiously want to believe that he was fired. That is our subconsious way of justifying our hidden jealousy towards him for getting a ride, and yet, not being that much more talented than the average "fast" club racer.

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Personally I'd like to thank Tez for bringing MJ into the sport :fact They took a start team on a limited budget that first year and turned it into something. We've built MJ a bunch of bikes in the past and I'm know for a fact from talking with him that Tez is a HUGE reason MJ is in the sport. Tez wasn't and isn't actually a "last" place AMA rider... also I think he got 26th in points for Superstock and at a few of the races I watched him he was never last....
 

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Originally posted by SpidermanSS
Personally I'd like to thank Tez for bringing MJ into the sport :fact They took a start team on a limited budget that first year and turned it into something. We've built MJ a bunch of bikes in the past and I'm know for a fact from talking with him that Tez is a HUGE reason MJ is in the sport. Tez wasn't and isn't actually a "last" place AMA rider... also I think he got 26th in points for Superstock and at a few of the races I watched him he was never last....
just because you finished ahead of some one, doesn't mean you weren't the slowest bastard on the track........

it could mean a couple of the fast guys crashed out.....

:fact

Montez got to do something 99.99999999999999999% of people never will.
He got paid to do something he loved.

Was he good at it? Not at the level he competed at, but who cares.
He was at that level because he had the ability to do something 99.9999999999999% of riders fail at miserably. He sold himself and his idea to someone who knew nothing about the sport, but had the sense to see a great business opportunity.

If more "racers" had the ability to work the BUSINESS side of the sport, it might actually be as popular as say........MOTOCROSS maybe?

instead we get people like the "Go Show" (or was that the NO SHOW), Aaron "head butt the Bastard" Yates, and the like who might be some of the fastest and most talented riders in the world, yet couldn't act in a professional manner to save their life.

Racing is a business, and Montez was able to bring something to the sport that very few can ever dream of.
An outside sponsor with worldwide instant recognition and credibility.

Find another rider whose done that lately...................

He may have been slower than most, he may have crashed repeatedly, and he may have just sucked.
But he did it.
:fact
 
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