Matthes and I debate the best Supercross of all time.

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7/10/2012 2:14 PM

Matthes and I debate what really is the greatest Supercross race of all time in this Point/ Counterpoint over at PulpMX

The Greatest Supercross of All Time

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7/10/2012 2:38 PM

I haven't read the piece yet but there's no doubt that it is Atlanta 1990.

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7/10/2012 2:42 PM

braaap wrote:

I haven't read the piece yet but there's no doubt that it is Atlanta 1990.

Absolutely true.

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7/10/2012 2:54 PM

braaap wrote:

I haven't read the piece yet but there's no doubt that it is Atlanta 1990.

THE mx addict wrote:

Absolutely true.

X3
I gotta with 90 Atlanta.
Still bummed Cooper didn't win it though. sad

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7/10/2012 3:27 PM

The best Supercross is your first SX.

I thought 86 Anaheim was already carved in stone.

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In my 60’s and still loving dirt scoots up here in the frozen north.

2021 Husky 501s

7/10/2012 3:29 PM

I'll take Anaheim 86. Not as many guys racing for the lead, but RJ + DB = as many guys as were on the line in Atlanta.

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7/10/2012 4:14 PM

There's no comparison, the 1986 Bailey/Johnson battle was the best SX race of all time. No other race has compared to the intensity of two elite riders battling for top spot. It was a war and neither rider was willing to relinquish. A very good read with funny comments and respectful disagreement, but Matthes lost the debate.

Sure there were a lot of lead changes in the 1990 battle, but some of the riders lucked into the lead from the misfortune of better riders. No one seriously thought for a moment that Cooper was going to hold Ward at bay. By that point, Johnson was done because of his injury and because the young guns were faster than anyone imagined. But it still did not match the intensity of Bailey and Johnson -- two riders in their prime -- going toe to toe with none of them relenting.

Ask yourself this: Would you rather see RV1 and Stewart swapping the lead several times, or watch a race where RV, Stewart, and maybe some slower guys get in a lap or two of the lead but who no one seriously thinks can hold RV or STewart at bay for very long?

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7/10/2012 4:38 PM

Tbteam wrote:

I'll take Anaheim 86. Not as many guys racing for the lead, but RJ + DB = as many guys as were on the line in Atlanta.

I call it a dead on TIE. I cant pick either over one another.

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-OC
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7/10/2012 4:41 PM

...and nice to see one of my vids posted in the article that lead to the now infamous "cease and desist" letter from CC...bastards really had it out for me!! dizzy

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-OC
"Feed The Bull"
Twitter: @ocscottie | Facebook

7/10/2012 4:51 PM

Its pretty sad that the two best races ever supposedly..happened 20+ years ago.

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KEEP WORKING, MILLIONS ON WELFARE DEPEND ON YOU!

7/10/2012 5:06 PM

2011 had the 86 race and the 90 race in one season!!! Atlanta was like 86 Anaheim, and the first 10 laps of LA was like Atlanta 1990. Overall I say 1990 Atlanta is just a nudge better than 86.

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7/10/2012 6:45 PM

1986 was the best race I ever saw. Second best was the 1987 LA race when Johnson ran down Cooper from way back, crashed on the last lap and got up to beat Cooper over the finish.

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7/10/2012 7:07 PM

Being from Atlanta I am probably a little biased, but there is no comparison. 1990 Atlanta hands down. 1989 Atlanta was a good race too.

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