As you can read, I had enough fun in this anonymous playground, pushing the boundaries of human reactions with my new friends but... I decided to stop it cause I can understand that it is boring and offensive for many in here. I will keep this stance as long as not attacked 1st. So pardon me.
Now to our main topic: If anyone else would say what you state about Cal I would think a little bit about it. The problems are that you would support anyone that can beat VR now that little Casey has retired, that's why you mentioned indirectly "As for 'perennial excuses', he's not a leader in that department either... unless you are referring to Stoner's permanent moaning, in that case I am really sorry, I missunderstood you.
And the second thing, funny but annoying is that the die hard proud Brits in here suddenly want the big names retired so Cal can have his "deserved" chance. No wins, no lap leadings, no Championships, too many falls, very big mouth. On the plus side, he is funny, people like him, always smilling and sponsors are happy with him.
Patience is a virtue. He will get his chance when the time is right. The orgasmic attack on the rest of the grid, stating that they have to quit because Cal deserves a factory bike is like pressing your girfriend to squirt because you believe you will enjoy it... (I do).
Now how would you like if Stoner was sitting in the Puke, not delivering anymore because the bike is shit and everybody was telling him to step down so Cal could have his chance? I guess you wouldn't support him so much eh?
Closing, some individuals accused me of Nationalism because I underlined the Spanish MotoGP domination. On June's MCN, experts talk about the Golden Era in UK motorcycle racing, without any Championship won yet... fair comparison? By the way I am a Valentino Rossi fan. Veeery nationalist right...?