shades1 wrote:you dont need to be a mathematical genius to know that a HUGE percentage of this whole forum thinks the sun shines out of contadors *** , so on that basis my estimate would not be far wrong sir .
andy comes from one of the smallest countries on earth so his fan base is never going to compete with any other rider , it seems to me this is a major reason of why he gets so much hatred on here because he is basically a boy from nowhere with huge natural talent that could possibly take a lot of glory away from the so called superstar .
I'm a non-Spanish speaking African-American from Michigan. How does that fit into your pigeon-holing of how many fans a rider has and where their base is?
The often cited reason Andy gets it from some here is because of how unmotivated he tends to be in virtually every race except for a one week period at the end of April and in the month of July.
As far his massive natural talent, that has never been in dispute but you are in error if you think that most here wish that he would simply go away because he's such a threat to Contador. If you haven't been paying attention many here have altered their opinion greatly on Andy and hope that he returns to his best so that we can see the great battles in the mountains of the Tour. He gets criticized because of his not making the most of his "natural talent". Of course his being a threat is greatly dependent upon his improving his skills versus the clock and that certainly hasn't appeared to be something that he has shown a great willingness and motivation to do.