Julian Ryder is a tool..Spalders is a bore.
Ryder has been going on about Spencer being the best since Stoner jumped on the Honda in 2011, so that he could draw some sort of ground shaking talent comparison he thinks marks him as astute.
Now there is a new kid on the block, all of a sudden the same cock & bull is being rolled out for Marquez as if Stoner never existed and applying the same dodgy theory is big news again.
In a typically fat & lazy way though, and at the same time no less, he's looking for further soppy eulogies by using a Doohanesque "grind 'em to dust" towering strength of attitude analogy as well.
MM is incomparable, just like Casey was, with the sublime skills and blinding pace of Freddie PLUS the beat them, and keep beating them while they're down, win at all costs focus of Mick.
Spencer was fragile, never won on anything but a Honda..retired, came back and was exposed as weak.
Doohan's always won on a Honda too. His mighty mental fortitude took Six years to kick in and did him next to fk all good while other legends were plying their trade.
Two facts a blubbering Ryder fails to mention as both he & Spalding giggle, fawn & generally touch eachother up over 1000fps MM slo-mo's, just like they did last year for Stoner.
I never thought I'd pine for Moody..but to be fair, in the name of objective and professional reporting, at least he tries to keep a lid on the schoolgirl-like crushes the other two monkeys can't help themselves by exhibiting when he's not there.
It's a sorry state of affairs when Cox & Parrish are the preferred option.