Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Canard v. Dungey: Who Ya Got?

People have been talking about this and telling me to talk about this all week, and obviously it was something that I planned on blogging about. Dude, fighting on the track? Uh yeah, BRO, that is some BROtocross shit. My problem here is that I'm trying (and failing miserably) to find some video proof of what actually went down. From what I've been hearing through the grapevine, it was fairly tame, and Trey actually sent Ryan an "I'm Sorry" carnation, or something of that nature, afterward. I guess Dungey was dropping bombs dangerously close to TV cameras, though. But since no one has any video evidence of that, I'm going to go ahead and assume that this shit was the real deal - blood drawn, haymakers flying, Yo Mama jokes - the whole nine. It sounds like a solid fight. You got Dungey, you got Canard. The battle of the good guys. It's like Luke Skywalker fighting Martin Luther King. Well, maybe not as cut and dry as that; I'm pretty sure Skywalker would murder MLK. I think this one would be pretty tight, but I'd have to give the nod to Dungey in a situation like this. Have you seen that kid's dad? Guy could be a sumo wrestler who also fights MMA style shit. Ryan has at least some of that intimidation factor in him. And I like Trey, but he's too much of a ginger nice guy to be an effective fighter. Like, not Irish ginger, but gingerbread ginger.

I have to say that it's refreshing to see Dungey show some real chutzpah out there. You know, a lot of people don't like Dungey, and it's really for no reason at all other than the fact that he's too much of a good guy all the time. I've complained before about people being robots in interviews, but I don't even think you can lump Dungey into that category. He speaks pretty well, does well with the fans, isn't super closed off in the pits. He's just too much of a boy scout. At least with a guy like Canard, he's funny. Dungey isn't. No one can relate to never being stupid or arrogant, so Dungey kind of separates himself from the fans in that way. And that makes him out to be some super-athlete, which actually isn't a good thing. People want riders who seem like a guy they could hang out with. Usually, Dungey puts out the vibe that if you invited him to a party he'd show up and start doing push-ups or something awkward like that. People want a well-rounded personality in a rider, a real person to throw their support behind. Too perfect is not perfect.

I just realized that I didn't say "fuck" throughout this whole post. Nice. Oh, wait...


  1. nice analysis of Dungey's pseuso-public-non personality

  2. Dungy smokes blunts with Johnny Hokins.