Originally Posted by RRdvark
I've never been a big Mladin fan (I bleed Honda red), but I respect his no BS approach. He's very similar to Wayne Rainey, Eddie Lawson or Kenny Roberts in that way.
Boy, you're right on... three other a-holes! LOL
Roberts I'm sure we all know is crotchety, Lawson was less visibly so, but was nonetheless and Rainey... well, I don't want to pick on the handicapped, but he was Pedrosa-like (not an a-hole).
I've always felt it's best to be yourself, right up front and to never blow smoke up someone's cornhole. I say it's ok to call a duck a duck when it quacks.
You've never heard Mladin when his keepers loose the reigns?
Here's me paraphrasing what he said after the race when he became the all time winningest AMA rider:
G.White : "So Matt, tell us about the race... the bike looked dialed in"
Mladin : "Greg, I'm nawt reel concurned righwt now with the race... I'm now the all time winningest rider in AMA history! It really hasn't been about that since the others behind me don't have the championships that I have, but it's a milestone nonetheless."
Are you kidding me? That's because most of those riders left for GP, a-hole! Not to mention that Miguel rode various pieces of crap throughout the 90's and still was competitive.
If that's not enough there's the tantrum he threw on the cool down lap at road A last year. He was mad because Miguel had the audacity to pass him when he was held up by a lapper. He managed to pass Miguel back on the last lap and then promptly gave him the super finger (right hand under left arm). Along with beating his chest and just generally being a c*ck sucker for the entire cool down lap.
Let's just hope Hodgson gives him a beatdown in the paddock before the season's over.