Please allow me to introduce my team:
World, what you have on your hands is Ryan Dungey. I’m not going to insult the prowess of you international readers. That’s all I need to write about in regards to our man standing tall out front. We’re bringing you Ryan Dungey. He’s ready to race. Both middle fingers up from this writer.
Up next, I’m pretty much shadow boxing when I write two words. Justin. Barcia. So, there is some new speed out there? I’ve watched “that guy” all year and I respect his speed and aggressive riding style. We have a little something for you, folks. Barcia. Bring anything you want to bring. Barcia is ready to chop wood. And if you want to get rough, well, that is okay. My man is ready. He'll break your leg, buddy. Better not, better not, hear?
“Bad” Blake Baggett. It will only be a few days until you agree with me, but you’ll see. What does the world know about heart? We have a little American heart coming at you. His right wrist will be buried at his rib cage. He will not stop until the checkered flag flies. Period.
We’ve sent our boys over there. We sent them where they don’t eat what they normally do, not when they like to sleep. Our boys are going to face the world on a track that is unfamiliar. OK, its sandy, check.
Blake Baggett is also back for Team USA.
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What we have in front of us is a challenge. That is what we do. Keep throwing up meat, and we’ll hit’em into the fountain. I just can’t wait. It’s actually comical how the motocross community has put all of this heat on that young rider over there. He is a good racer. We’ve seen the like. What we do is kick them in the teeth and show them why we are the best. Why we are strong. This is 'Merica. I’m not going to even bring other racers up in this column. I’ve mentioned, Ryan Dungey, Justin Barcia, and Blake Baggett into this one. Our boys are ready. You know damn right they are ready.
In closing, I’d like to put a little disclaimer on “Merica.” The world likes to make fun of us. They think we live in this oblivious bubble of arrogance. We may be guilty of arrogance, but our patriotism is pure innocence. It isn’t our fault the way we act. For American motocross fans, that onus lays on names like Donnie Hansen, Johnny O'Mara, Danny Chandler, David Bailey, Bob Hannah, Jeff Ward, Ricky Johnson, Mike LaRocco, Mike Kiedrowski, Jeff Emig, Ricky Carmichael....
This is 'Merica. We speak the language of fear and ass-whooping. Mock our bravado, hell we mock ourselves, but don’t mistake the power of our heart. Ready yourself for another demonstration of our ability to race dirt bikes. We are the best in the world.
Thanks for reading, see you next week.