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Goon126 Goon126
2/13/2020 6:08 PM

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

1 title 9 450 career wins***

What makes a better legend?

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HD1200 HD1200
2/13/2020 6:17 PM

Fire up another one

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Black Diesel Bomber Black Diesel Bomber
2/13/2020 6:18 PM


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str8line str8line
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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thatswhathappens thatswhathappens
2/13/2020 6:22 PM

120 wins, 12 championships

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murray88 murray88
2/13/2020 6:24 PM
thatswhathappens wrote:

120 wins, 12 championships ...more


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crusher773 crusher773
2/13/2020 6:30 PM

Jeremy McGrath that's a legend.

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Ted722 Ted722
2/13/2020 6:32 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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Forty Forty
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.


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makmcguire makmcguire
2/13/2020 6:49 PM
crusher773 wrote:

Jeremy McGrath that's a ...more

Only correction:

Jeremy McGrath that's THE legend.

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js451 js451
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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crusher773 crusher773
2/13/2020 6:59 PM
crusher773 wrote:

Jeremy McGrath that's a ...more

makmcguire wrote:

Only correction:

Jeremy ...more

I stand corrected.

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Patrick461 Patrick461
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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FreshTopEnd FreshTopEnd
2/13/2020 7:05 PM

What makes a legend? Many people hate you?

One approach that's worked, anyway.

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observeroffacts observeroffacts
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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Excaliburbmx Excaliburbmx
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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Mr. Afterbar Mr. Afterbar
2/13/2020 7:42 PM

Three outdoor titles in a row is pretty legendary.

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Patrick461 Patrick461
2/13/2020 8:00 PM
Excaliburbmx wrote:

The epic rides Tomac has ...more

Ask Anderson

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BobbyM BobbyM
2/13/2020 8:18 PM
FreshTopEnd wrote:

What makes a legend? Many ...more

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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Gus Gus
2/13/2020 9:53 PM

TP199 is a legend

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Indian_Dunes_4ever Indian_Dunes_4ever
2/13/2020 10:57 PM

Just ask all my ex girlfriends....

(The preceding post by Indian Dunes 4ever is heavily laced with Cognitive Bias)

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Motodave15 Motodave15
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.

"Life is Too Short To Last Long"

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joshflo joshflo
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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ledger ledger
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.

There's something happening here, what it is ain't exactly clear.

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2/14/2020 12:31 AM
Motodave15 wrote:

To be a legend you have to ...more


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Question Question
2/14/2020 1:34 AM
Ted722 wrote:

Both. Windham, Bradshaw, ...more

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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fullysicmate fullysicmate
2/14/2020 2:01 AM

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

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devindavisphoto devindavisphoto
2/14/2020 2:13 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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downard254 downard254
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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crusty_xx crusty_xx
2/14/2020 4:43 AM

Where's the option "neither"?

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