What makes a legend

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2/13/2020 6:08 PM
Edited Date/Time: 2/13/2020 6:14 PM

1 title 9 450 career wins********



1 title 9 450 career wins***

What makes a better legend?

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2/13/2020 6:17 PM

Fire up another one

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2/13/2020 6:18 PM

Both

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2/13/2020 6:20 PM


35 wins no title to me is more impressive than 9 wins and a title but let's see where they end up when it's all said and done. Eli has arguably shown some of the greatest speed ever seen on a motorcycle too, so there's that.
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2/13/2020 6:22 PM

120 wins, 12 championships

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2/13/2020 6:24 PM

thatswhathappens wrote:

120 wins, 12 championships

RC?

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2/13/2020 6:30 PM

Jeremy McGrath that's a legend.

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2/13/2020 6:32 PM
Edited Date/Time: 2/13/2020 6:41 PM

Both. Windham, Bradshaw, Emig, Bayle, Lechien, Magoo...etc could all be considered legends. There's no one definition for a legend, but it's easier to label after they retire.

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2/13/2020 6:40 PM

Maybe OP is concerned Eli will not reach legend status and want opinions other than his own.

Championships help and wins help however neither is required to achieve legend status and wins and championships do not guarantee legendary status.



IMO.

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2/13/2020 6:49 PM

crusher773 wrote:

Jeremy McGrath that's a legend.

Only correction:

Jeremy McGrath that's THE legend.

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2/13/2020 6:51 PM

Mixture of winning and time spent as an active pro racer gains respect from me

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2/13/2020 6:59 PM

crusher773 wrote:

Jeremy McGrath that's a legend.

makmcguire wrote:

Only correction:

Jeremy McGrath that's THE legend.

I stand corrected.

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2/13/2020 7:02 PM
Edited Date/Time: 2/13/2020 7:02 PM

RJ Bailey Johnny 0 Wardy RC MC . I like epic dominance at des nations. That really helps elevate a rider to Legend status RV is up there on that front FYI Eli has never won at Des Nations

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2/13/2020 7:05 PM

What makes a legend? Many people hate you?




One approach that's worked, anyway.

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2/13/2020 7:07 PM

It’s ok OP...Tomac is a legend even if he’s only human once in awhile

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2/13/2020 7:33 PM

The epic rides Tomac has put in are legendary. One title isn’t legendary at all ask emig.

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2/13/2020 7:42 PM

Three outdoor titles in a row is pretty legendary.

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2/13/2020 8:00 PM

Excaliburbmx wrote:

The epic rides Tomac has put in are legendary. One title isn’t legendary at all ask emig.

Ask Anderson

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2/13/2020 8:18 PM

FreshTopEnd wrote:

What makes a legend? Many people hate you?




One approach that's worked, anyway.

And moto folklore helps, like it did with Magoo. Oh wait those stories weren't folklore, and they are pretty much all true.

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2/13/2020 9:53 PM

TP199 is a legend

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2/13/2020 10:57 PM

Just ask all my ex girlfriends....

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2/13/2020 11:14 PM

To be a legend you have to do it your way all the way through. Its how you win your championships and your impact on the fans. Partially record book for me

a legend in my opinion is if the persons body of work draws emotion out of multiple people whether good or bad.

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2/13/2020 11:21 PM

Tomac has more premier MX championships and/or wins than RV, Mcgrath, JS7, chad reed...the list goes on. All those guys are in the legendary category. He will most likely be 3rd all time in premier MX wins by the time he retires. He may not end up with an SX championship however he has a shot to become 6th maybe even 5th all time in premier SX wins. Legend in the making, people just won’t appreciate it until he’s not out there anymore

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2/13/2020 11:33 PM

Dale Earnhardt is just one example of a legend. He knew what he wanted, worked his tail off to get it, and died for it.

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2/14/2020 12:31 AM

Motodave15 wrote:

To be a legend you have to do it your way all the way through. Its how you win your championships and your impact on the fans. Partially record book for me

a legend in my opinion is if the persons body of work draws emotion out of multiple people whether good or bad.

^^^this^^^

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2/14/2020 1:34 AM

Ted722 wrote:

Both. Windham, Bradshaw, Emig, Bayle, Lechien, Magoo...etc could all be considered legends. There's no one definition for a legend, but it's easier to label after they retire.


Indeed, the legend status for me is a rider we will never forget. So there are many. Example, Guy Cooper. 0 or 1 main event win, but his style was so beautiful to watch that people will always remember him.
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2/14/2020 2:01 AM

35 wins is a great achievement, not as good as winning a title though.

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2/14/2020 2:13 AM
Edited Date/Time: 2/14/2020 2:14 AM

To me I guess a legend is someone who is remembered as one of the greats of their time for decades after their career has ended. This will put McGrath, Carmichael, Stanton, JMB, Bradshaw, Stewart, Reed, Roczen, Tomac, Barnett, Hannah, Dungey, Villopoto and others in that category. "Legend" doesn't need to be a single person.

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2/14/2020 4:01 AM

The test of time makes a legend. If they are referencing you 10 years after retirement, most likely you have reached or at least approached legendary status.

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2/14/2020 4:43 AM

Where's the option "neither"?

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