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Old 02-21-10, 02:41 PM   #1
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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!
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Old 02-21-10, 02:55 PM   #2
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I hope he stomps the field,at first i thought it was lame but now i ride with my six shooter too. Go pistolero..
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Old 02-21-10, 06:13 PM   #3
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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.
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At least he's not doing the macarena as he crosses the line.
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yes , it's lame and so unoriginal.
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Old 02-22-10, 03:39 AM   #6
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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!
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Old 02-22-10, 03:58 AM   #7
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I heard he's working on something new for the upcoming season.
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Old 02-22-10, 04:24 AM   #8
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Old 02-22-10, 04:26 AM   #9
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maybe contador can bring the nra on board as a sponsor. guns & cycling...hmmmm...
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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.
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Macarena is actually is girlfriend/fiance's name.
Whoooops! That joke was unintentional!
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Personally, I think it looks cool as was Richard Virenques similiar salute.
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... 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!

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Old 02-27-10, 08:59 AM   #14
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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.
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The pistolero wank looks less gay when Yu-Na Kim does it.
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^^that did not suck.
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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
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Yu-Na also put her own spin on it by using both hands together, ala 007.
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He's Spanish, not Mexican.

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

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