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Roadierookie 02-21-10 02:41 PM

AC cheesy gun salute
 
I don't like Alberto Contador but I have a lot of respect for him as a rider. Just saw yet another picture of him on the podium (Algarve) with his token gun salute. He should just smile or raise his arms because it is the cheesiest pose I have ever seen along with the lame smirk on his face. When riders win and do something unique (i.e. Flecha and his bow and arrow), I like the originality but AC's body language just bothers me.

I hope someone wipes the smirk off his face during the TDF this year!

nvrlnd7 02-21-10 02:55 PM

I hope he stomps the field,at first i thought it was lame but now i ride with my six shooter too. Go pistolero..

gnome 02-21-10 06:13 PM

It may be slightly cheesy but if he's winning he's entitled to do whatever celebration he wants. I hope he keeps winning for a while yet.

HigherGround 02-21-10 07:17 PM

At least he's not doing the macarena as he crosses the line.

Thirstyman 02-21-10 11:19 PM

yes , it's lame and so unoriginal.

ooga-booga 02-22-10 03:39 AM

personally, i'll take it vs. another rider pointing to the sky-again. when is a rider
going to point down to the ground? maybe contador could broaden his horizons
and go with a .357 salute, a shotgun salute, bazooka, flamethrower, assault rifle
or the like. i think the tommy gun salute would be the best tho. spray lead albert!

Metzinger 02-22-10 03:58 AM

I heard he's working on something new for the upcoming season.
http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/r...der-Magnum.png

ooga-booga 02-22-10 04:24 AM

:lol:

ooga-booga 02-22-10 04:26 AM

maybe contador can bring the nra on board as a sponsor. guns & cycling...hmmmm...

Pedal Dancer 02-22-10 06:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HigherGround (Post 10433024)
At least he's not doing the macarena as he crosses the line.

Macarena is actually is girlfriend/fiance's name.


If AC wants to be Pistolero then let him go for it - he can finger bang all he wants as he is the best in the sport right now (as in gun bang-bang). Plenty of pro athletes, not nearly at the level that AC is, do questionable celebratory gestures (go look at the NFL to start) that look nonsensical.

HigherGround 02-22-10 08:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pedal Dancer (Post 10434593)
Macarena is actually is girlfriend/fiance's name.

:lol: Whoooops! That joke was unintentional!

$ick3nin.vend3t 02-22-10 08:13 AM

Personally, I think it looks cool as was Richard Virenques similiar salute.

calamarichris 02-25-10 01:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Roadierookie (Post 10432077)
... but I have a lot of respect for him as a rider.
I hope someone wipes the smirk off his face during the TDF this year!

I used to have similar peeves about Armstrong, but I was recently overjoyed to discover I actually like watching him ride & win; he just has the same PR problem Jesus has: many of his fans are insufferable.*
The pistolero-wank does nothing for me, but I think the only way Lance is going to win is with a coup d'equipe. (i.e. his team making up the difference for Contador's superior strength.) Either way, it'll be fun to watch!

*
http://www.underconsideration.com/sp...irBallsOff.jpg

Cateye 02-27-10 08:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HigherGround (Post 10433024)
At least he's not doing the macarena as he crosses the line.

Now that would be cool. AC with a huge sombrero and a mariachi band on the podium.

calamarichris 03-01-10 04:54 PM

The pistolero wank looks less gay when Yu-Na Kim does it.

ooga-booga 03-02-10 03:33 AM

^^that did not suck.

DXchulo 03-02-10 08:01 AM

Compare this to Flecha's arrow celebration, which we saw at Het Nieuwsblad. This celebration seems to work. Is it because:

(a) Flecha has more charisma than Contador
(b) It actually makes sense because "flecha" means "arrow"
(c) Flecha doesn't dominate every race he wants to win
(d) Flecha doesn't wear a hat with an arrow on it
(e) All of the above

Bobsled 03-02-10 01:06 PM

Yu-Na also put her own spin on it by using both hands together, ala 007.

USAZorro 03-02-10 03:21 PM

He's Spanish, not Mexican. :rolleyes:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cateye (Post 10458058)
Now that would be cool. AC with a huge sombrero and a mariachi band on the podium.


roca rule 03-03-10 12:24 AM

so is the macarena.

Cat4Lifer 03-03-10 03:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cateye (Post 10458058)
Now that would be cool. AC with a huge sombrero and a mariachi band on the podium.

Doubt that would ever happen; he's not Mexican.
BTW, mariachi band is redundant.

guadzilla 03-04-10 12:16 AM

Ehhh.. as someone above said, I'd rather see the fingerbang than yet another arms-up V.

He's the best rider out there right now, period. He's entitled to do something slightly different. <geek mode>If Jedi Knight Mace Windu can get a purple lightsaber, Contador can get the fingerbang, sez I</geek>.

V.


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