A desperate rearguard...
... by the Stonerytes, or Rossi haters. The test times and rhetoric by Rossi has left them all a little uncomfortable, and scrabbling for some decent ammo.
So what we got from them?
He's Machiavellian, and not a nice guy. Well, even if that's true, he's still the guy that has been involved in the best battles in motogp for the last 13 years. Isn't that why we watch this sport? Do we really want a three way love in on the podium each week? ALL the great sporting rivalries in history have involved huge amounts of needle. The respect usually comes after. I say usually, Smoking' Joe hated Ali 'till the day he died.
And there's Casey Stoner, who was all hugs and kisses with Jorge until he retired, and then? Well then, one can only assume 'cause he's bitter for coming third, derides Jorge for "riding for points." The cheek of the man, settling for second when he couldn't get the win. Two faced Casey.
What else? Oh he's 0.4 off Dani and has rookie 0.1 behind him. Well that's a little mischievous is it not? The world champ is 0.3 behind Dani, and has a rookie 0.2 behind him. A lazy effort.
My personal favourite is, "I don't like Vale 'cause my friends stopped watching motogp when he joined Ducati, and didn't win any more." May I suggest new friends?
Maybe you guys need some new blood to give your cause a shot in the arm. Or you could get motoking back, once he's stopped foaming at the mouth