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2/7/2020 12:03 PM
Edited Date/Time: 2/7/2020 12:04 PM

I wonder what's up with Jason Anderson this year. The guy was the 2018 SX Champion...and now seems lucky to do top-5. Yeah, I know the "field is stacked"...but are the top guys that much faster than he is, or has he been sick like some others?

I'm no fanboy, but I like to see his balls-out (and jersey out too) style of riding.

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2/7/2020 12:05 PM

He’s playing it safe while the flies drop

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2/7/2020 12:05 PM

Its still early. He won 2018 by not fucking it up. That strategy could still work.

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2/7/2020 12:10 PM

Needs better starts.

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2/7/2020 12:11 PM
Edited Date/Time: 2/7/2020 12:18 PM

4th in points, 17 out on KR who is back to his normal self (and might not be riding at 100% with his hoof), 14 behind Eli who is in the best spot he's ever been on the west coast swing and 2 back on Barcia who is trending downward.

And he's doing it more relaxed than anyone without his head up his own ass. I think he's doing alright.

Also, seems like a stretch to say "lucky to get top 5" with 5-3-5-3-5 finishes thus far.

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2/7/2020 12:18 PM

Dude’s finished 5-3-5-3-5 thru 5 races and sitting 4th in points, 17 behind 1st... I’d say he’s in a good position, not necessarily setting the world on fire, but consistent and playing it safe in a field where top 5’s are pretty hard. It’s nothing like going 2-1-3-4-1, as he did in 2018. Last year he went 14-2-9 before getting hurt.. so, there that.

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2/7/2020 12:19 PM

Kyle978 wrote:

4th in points, 17 out on KR who is back to his normal self (and might not be riding at 100% with his hoof), 14 behind Eli who is in the best spot he's ever been on the west coast swing and 2 back on Barcia who is trending downward.

And he's doing it more relaxed than anyone without his head up his own ass. I think he's doing alright.

Also, seems like a stretch to say "lucky to get top 5" with 5-3-5-3-5 finishes thus far.

Couldn’t have said it better!

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2/7/2020 12:20 PM

lucky to be top 5? He has literally been in the top 5 in all 5 rounds and on the podium twice..

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2/7/2020 12:28 PM

I don't think there's necessarily anything wrong with him, he just hasn't put himself up front with the top guys (KR, ET) to be able to challenge them. He's sitting 4th in points right now behind JB and ahead of CW, so that's not too shabby. He's just got to get some good starts, these cats are too close in speed to spot them any track position. I don't think we've heard the last of him, lots of racing ahead.

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2/7/2020 12:34 PM

He should hang it up.

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2/7/2020 2:33 PM

Kyle978 wrote:

4th in points, 17 out on KR who is back to his normal self (and might not be riding at 100% with his hoof), 14 behind Eli who is in the best spot he's ever been on the west coast swing and 2 back on Barcia who is trending downward.

And he's doing it more relaxed than anyone without his head up his own ass. I think he's doing alright.

Also, seems like a stretch to say "lucky to get top 5" with 5-3-5-3-5 finishes thus far.

and 2 back on Barcia who is trending downward.

Yep, and I bet he moves up to 3rd in points after this weekend.
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2/7/2020 2:35 PM

He and Coop will win races this season- ..and I don't think Barcia is done either

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2/7/2020 2:36 PM

crusty_xx wrote:

lucky to be top 5? He has literally been in the top 5 in all 5 rounds and on the podium twice..

Well, he is a pretty lucky guy...

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2/7/2020 2:41 PM
Edited Date/Time: 2/7/2020 2:42 PM

He's said on multiple occasions he likes where they are at for the moment; quiet rides, good results, not making any headlines for up and down like the dreaded 2019 campaign. Yes, he wants to win, but I think he knows he's firmly in that 3-5 range on most nights for now, though he could build that into more podiums and a win or two. To contend for a title, he needs to knock a couple marks in the W column, but to say he's "struggling" would be about as far off as it could be.

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2/7/2020 2:44 PM

Doesn’t start ‘til Daytona bro!

But for real OP, how can you make this thread? It feels like you haven’t watched any of the races this year or even bothered to look at the results with that type of comment. I don’t get it.

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2/7/2020 3:12 PM

crusty_xx wrote:

lucky to be top 5? He has literally been in the top 5 in all 5 rounds and on the podium twice..

Yeah, he actually is the ONLY rider with a top five finish for each round so far. LOL (no one has got top 5 in each round in 250 either)

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2/7/2020 3:43 PM

Consistency wins championships.
(read that in a book)
Better starts would help a shitload though.

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2/7/2020 3:47 PM

I like Anderson...but I think he was lucky to win the championship in 18.

Rooting for Roczen this year. Webb has more years in him than Kenny at this point...but I'm not counting him out just yet.


Tomac is gonna choke again.

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2/7/2020 3:52 PM

Indian_Dunes_4ever wrote:

I like Anderson...but I think he was lucky to win the championship in 18.

Rooting for Roczen this year. Webb has more years in him than Kenny at this point...but I'm not counting him out just yet.


Tomac is gonna choke again.

Wut? Lucky to will the championship. LOL. You so funny,

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2/7/2020 4:00 PM

It seems like he doesn’t want to put pressure on himself. He is having fun and enjoying life. I’m thinking he’s going to stay consistent and then go all out at the end of the season.

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2/7/2020 4:07 PM
Edited Date/Time: 2/7/2020 4:12 PM

davistld01 wrote:

I wonder what's up with Jason Anderson this year. The guy was the 2018 SX Champion...and now seems lucky to do top-5. Yeah, I know the "field is stacked"...but are the top guys that much faster than he is, or has he been sick like some others?

I'm no fanboy, but I like to see his balls-out (and jersey out too) style of riding.

Yer a mouthbreathing idiot.... Easily top five on here.
Anderson is usually top 3 in lap times for
the mains
I'd say he's right where he wants to be. He'll win one or two of these pretty soon.

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2/7/2020 4:14 PM

He rode great last week, he got a terrible start . A better start he would have beaten AC .

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2/7/2020 4:17 PM

Kyle978 wrote:

4th in points, 17 out on KR who is back to his normal self (and might not be riding at 100% with his hoof), 14 behind Eli who is in the best spot he's ever been on the west coast swing and 2 back on Barcia who is trending downward.

And he's doing it more relaxed than anyone without his head up his own ass. I think he's doing alright.

Also, seems like a stretch to say "lucky to get top 5" with 5-3-5-3-5 finishes thus far.

About all those Top 5s...

Anyone-else have that kind of consistency?

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I ripped a start from Egypt and I was happy about that.

2/7/2020 4:41 PM

His starts have not been super, except for the 3rd gangbang at Glendale when he was leading and it was red-flagged. I think if he can start in the top 5 he's a threat for a win on any night (except maybe Daytona).

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2/7/2020 5:36 PM

Anderson is about where he normally would be. Lack of big names played a huge part in his championship. Not to say he "lucked" into it. It is, what it is though.

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2/7/2020 5:40 PM

I agree he’s waiting calmly for his moment. we can argue how much time he has, but the guy has speed so if he’s playing a supercross rope-a-dope, it would be a historic strategy

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2/7/2020 5:47 PM

Definitely washed up silly

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2/7/2020 5:50 PM
Edited Date/Time: 2/7/2020 5:51 PM

Anderson is a scrapper. Give him some top 5 starts and the fireworks will happen. Just cant wait!!!!

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2/7/2020 6:51 PM

Anderson sure as hell won't be afraid to play hardball with Webb or anyone else. If he's in it to win it look out.

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2/7/2020 10:19 PM

Definitely a chance it comes down to him and coop

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