Uh...2 rookies on bikes and tires tires they have never used before, and one at tracks he's never seen.
The guy is a spin doctor/conspiracy theorist of the highest order, and his "facts", especially from older decades, are pure speculation on his part, and wrong. When a guy presents his memory of events and numbers as fact, I cant take him seriously.
I actually started a topic very similar to that one over year ago because I needed to call him out on his conclusions. He is absolutely aconspiracy theorist and as you can see from the responses, very few people actually take him seriously. I personally have spent many, many hours arguing with him over his conslusions. There are very few people that can piss me off as much as he can.
However, I have yet to identify serious flaws in his fact. He is not a "data guy" and does rely on memory but his memory is probably the best I have seen. The reason I suggested reading the topic is because there are interesting bits of information scattered between the paranoia and those conslusions based completely on fact are pretty sound and certainly an important perspective to have if you are serious about understanding MotoGP.
But yes, he should not be taken seriously.
Yeah, thats why I had to bail. But then I went back to read more.
When someone asked him (not calling him out) about his personal experience with 2-strokes as a basis for comparison, House slammed him as a racer/bragger and refused to answer the question. There were way too many simple, direct questions posed to him that he refused to answer. Not a good sign. He apparently has never been on a track, let alone raced. And thats fine. You dont have to ride a bike to be a fan. However, to be the absolute authority on every single aspect of a sport that one has never participated in, is always suspect. Like the guy who tells you why guitar model X is a bad match with amplifier Y and provides charts and specs, yet he cant play a guitar.
You are right, there is a lot of potentially interesting discussion there, and some sharp cookies too, but I cant get past his avoiding, isolating data for misleading and manipulative purposes, using math where it doesnt work and the simple fact most of what he says is just plain wrong.
His memory sucks. According to him, 3 out of the 4 aliens are smaller that all previous world champs.
A simple google search will provide pics of the current WC shaking hands with many of the previous generations WCs, and Rossi is ALWAYS taller...usually a LOT. All those formers raced with an extremely lean frame in their day. Simple logic indicates that Rossi would be heavier, hence, House is full of doggy droppings.
He takes subjective theory and tries to sell it as objective fact. I aint buying.
His DORNA vs USA conspiracy theories and anti Euro (Spanish and Italian) ramblings border on paranoia and are even a little bit creepy.
I'll stay here thanks.