Swizcorner: Oakland

January 28, 2013 9:05am

It seems like every season it’s inevitable, there will be a “situation” that arises involving Chad Reed and James Stewart which results in polarizing debates and discussions among bench racers everywhere. Given the history of these two champions of our sport, it’s impossible to argue that these debates aren’t justified.

Leading into Anaheim 1 of 2009, a bitter break-up between Chad Reed and the L&M outfit stoked the fire between these two rivals, as James became the jockey for the team which was built around Chad in 2008. A rivalry which had, prior to Anaheim 1 of 2009, been built around an air of superiority by James and frustration by Chad, took a cataclysmic step toward personal bitterness.