Motodave wrote: I HOPE TO GOD THEY DO,, IM SICK OF THE GOAT, NO SUCH FUCKING THING,,,The goat of sx is mcgrath,, Rc has 1 more perfect season than stewy, so rc does not deserve the goat thats a bullshit label
It's obvious logic has surpassed your mental capabilities. Maybe, you race the 80cc beginner class, or maybe you're just another older rider who has suffered from too many concussions. Either way, I've decided it break it down for you.
Ricky Carmichael, is the "Greatest of All Time", and here is why:
They don't call him the "GOAT of SUPERCROSS" or the "GOAT of MOTCROSS". Jeremy McGrath is the "King of Supercross" , while Ricky is just the overall "GOAT". One reason is because he has more motorcycle championships than any other Motocross/Supercross rider of all time, along with any other in all the other A.M.A. motorcycle racing disciplines (flat track, road racing, drag, etc.).
The reason he is the greatest motocross/supercross racer of all time is not some marketing scheme, or some belief founded on the dust he roosted his competition with. It is a title, given to him because of his wins, championships, and dominance.
was obviously a Supercross specialist.
He racked up 7 AMA Supercross titles in the 250cc class, and 2 AMA 125cc titles. In the outdoors, he won 1- AMA MX Championship.
- 9 overall titles in SX
- 1 in MX
is obviously a supercross specialist too, even though he can haul some mail outdoors.
So far, James has won 2- AMA Supercross Championships, and 1 AMA Motocross Championship in the big bike class. He also won two 125cc outdoor and SX titles each.
- 4 overall titles in SX ('03,'04, '07,'09)
- 3 overall titles in MX ( '02,'04,'08)
is a MX specialist, but was also a threat indoors. He racked up 10 outdoor AMA Motocross championshps, and 6 supercross titles
- 10 outdoor titles
- 6 supercross titles
So, if you break this down. Ricky Carmichael has one more Motocross title than Jeremy McGrath has in Supercross titles. For Jeremy to be considered "The G.O.A.T." he would have needed to clinch the '97 title (or '01,'02,'03), and rack up 5 more outdoor titles, to balance out the fact Ricky won 6 titles in his weakest racing discipline, Supercross. McGrath probably could have had 10-SX titles had Ricky not knocked him off the throne in '01 (Jeremy will always own the SX Throne metaphorically, but Ricky took his spot in '01).
Same for Stewart. He's going to need to win 6 more Supercross titles, and at least 5 more outdoor titles, to be on par with R.C.. If Stewart can pull this off it will be a miracle because of one man, Ricky Carmichael knocked him off pace by beating Stewart at every championship they ever competed in (sans the SXGP title). And now that Stewart is not racing outdoors anymore, he's basically shooting himself in the foot in this aspect.
I hope this clears it up. To sum it up once again: Ricky is up one more title in his strength racing discipline than McGrath, and up 5 more titles in his weakest area, supercross. Ricky is currently up 6 titles in his strength area on James (James' 4sx titles, to RC's 10 outdoor titles), and up 5 titles in their weak areas. Thus, the title Matt Walker gave RC is not some myth, or fantasy his fans believe in - it is reality!