Something I didn't know about Rossi

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Something I didn't know about Rossi

#1 Unread post by kabob983 » Sat Jul 22, 2006 11:57 pm

Just got back from a showing of that "The Doctor, the Tornado, and the Kentucky Kid" movie, and they said something I certainly never would have guessed about Valentino. He is one of the 10 highest paid atheletes in the world! The boy pulls in $30,000,000/yr! I'd have figured some pro baseball/football/basketball players, maybe some European soccer players, maybe even an F1/NASCAR driver but certainly not a motorcycle racer!
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#2 Unread post by VermilionX » Sat Jul 22, 2006 11:59 pm

not a big rossi fan but that's cool.
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#3 Unread post by Mintbread » Sun Jul 23, 2006 2:43 am

VermilionX wrote:not a big rossi fan
Why not?

He is intelligent, polite and most of all he is not 10/10th's up himself.

Oh, and he can ride a bike like no other which he proved by moving to Yamaha and taking them to the top. I bet he could do it with Kawa too.
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#4 Unread post by kabob983 » Sun Jul 23, 2006 6:07 am

I've heard he's cocky but I think that every racer has a bit of self pride to some degree, and they all want to win. I have lots of respect for him as being one of the few people who has truly "mastered" a GP bike.
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#5 Unread post by High_Side » Sun Jul 23, 2006 8:13 am

As a fan of racing for 25 years I have to say that he could be the best that there ever was. Cocky comes with this. You gotta love it in an age of P.C. post race interviews. I also think he (and Jeremy Burgess) could get it done on the Kawasaki. How can you not admire this talent?

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#6 Unread post by VermilionX » Sun Jul 23, 2006 9:09 am

i didn't say i didn't like rossi. i just said im not a big fan. but yeah, i guess the way i said it makes it sound like i didn't like the guy.

and i do acknowledge him as being the best moto racer to date.
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#7 Unread post by kabob983 » Sun Jul 30, 2006 2:13 pm

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#8 Unread post by Kal » Fri Aug 11, 2006 5:21 am

Tossi has endorsed a silly ammount of things in Europe, especially Italy.

It's like he is on every second advert.

I remember Rossi being in the 125 and 250 classes. He isnt as interesting on the track thesedays as the racing I remember but he really is godlike.
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#9 Unread post by kabob983 » Fri Aug 11, 2006 7:04 am

Kal wrote:Tossi has endorsed a silly ammount of things in Europe, especially Italy.

It's like he is on every second advert.

I remember Rossi being in the 125 and 250 classes. He isnt as interesting on the track thesedays as the racing I remember but he really is godlike.
You must be referring to Valentweeno Tossi, which has no relation to Rossi...

I did notice that everything he wears is Italian. Dainese, AGV, etc. Guess he's just a patriot!
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#10 Unread post by TechTMW » Fri Aug 11, 2006 8:12 am

I especially like his Nastro Azzurro Beer commercials :)

P.S. I have yet to meet an Italian that ISN'T cocky to some degree. Comes w/ the genes I think.
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#11 Unread post by Kal » Sun Aug 13, 2006 8:13 pm

That'll teach me to post at silly o'clock in the morning after work! :laughing:
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#12 Unread post by isnowbrd » Tue Aug 22, 2006 4:28 pm

TechTMW wrote:I especially like his Nastro Azzurro Beer commercials :)

P.S. I have yet to meet an Italian that ISN'T cocky to some degree. Comes w/ the genes I think.
Exactly. For an Italian who is the best in the world, he is very humble.

That is the problem with most racers. They are rather haughty. I remember one interview of Nicky Hayden that was really nice. Instead of blaming tires or track or whatever, he simply blamed himself for finishing third. He said his bike and tires and team were great, but he just didn't get it done that day, and he apologized to them for it.

But most racers, regardless of nationality, tend to be cocky.

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