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  1. #31
    I think you mean YOU'RE blule collar, counselor.

  2. #32
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    Quote Originally Posted by xgen70 View Post
    OK, so he dropped the f-bomb. Other then that, what is the problem? It is his choice. He has freewill, just as everyone does.

    If the latest and greatest thing to have was poop in a bag, I dare say most of the people in this country would stand in line to get theirs if they had to.

    Point is,...stop being so weak. Think for yourself. Life is short. Stop being afraid about stuff that means next to nothing in the grand scheme of things.
    my issue has pretty much NOTHING to do w/ what he said or how he said it. could it have been phrased better? absolutely. but i honestly care not at all about the world tour. my issue is that he's an entitled moron. there he is, flushing away an opportunity to SURF FOR A LIVING, something many of us on here would likely kill or die for...what? you mean you want to actually PAY me to go surfing? what line do i sign on? martinez is throwing that chance away like it's nothing & i don't think he even realizes how lucky he has been. all his sponsor trouble...it's never been his fault, it's always the corpo guys screwing him over. oh, please! he's so self-entitled that he doesn't even realize where he's screwing up. martinez is NOT trying to say what you said. he's whining about how, even if he weren't planning on quitting the tour, he was going to get bumped anyway. he's ranked 40-something. buh-bye bobby! & there was no chance in hell that he'd win the contest, either. he drew slater in round 4. i think he was scared. he talks about how the "old guys" who are pushing 30 are scared...the hobgoods, et. al...hell, slater's pushing 40 & still kicking the asses of kids half his age. knox had a good run but is likely off after this stop. he's also pushing 40.
    bobby martinez is a tool. end of story.

  3. #33
    Quote Originally Posted by keys View Post
    I'm my own boss and an attorney to boot. Sorry that your blue collar.
    wow, some attorney you must be. "Sorry that your...." Let's try *you're* mr. attorney bossman. And what a PRICK statement that was anyway.

  4. #34
    Brick wall, waterfall, Bobby thinks he got it all but he don't, and I do, so Boom with that attitude. Peace, punch Captain Crunch, I've got something you can't touch. Bang- Bang choo-choo train, Wind me up I do my thing. Reeses Pieces, 7-Up. You mess with me, I'll mess you up.


    ....thats all i gotta say
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  5. #35
    "Kind of, sort of,... what Bobby, may be trying to say. You know,...FTW!"

    No one But Bobby knows, what Bobby was really trying to say, or thinking for that matter.

    a professional way to stick ones foot in ones mouth, it was not,..that is for sure.

    But what is up with all this talk about the money, we even have some flake lawyer, <<<<(second post ever mind you),,,trying to start some class warfare. Not the mention of the stealth PC attacks.

    He was wrong for choosing and using the words that he can not take back,..ever, now. Many young people do in fact follow the web casts, so he was out of line. But if he wants to give it up that is his business.

    "something many of us on here would likely kill or die for" <<<<<<<<<this one statement is far worst then anything BOBBY said. But like Bobby I am sure you did not mean it the way it came out, right?

  6. the video that was posted on FTW's website of Bobby is utterly disgraceful! Bobby looks like a washed up douche bag from jersey shore! I think its cool that he wants to make an image for himself.. but he's posing as a thug/gangster/pimp! We don't want all the new surfers coming out wearing board shorts that goes down to there ankles, and them wearing grills and chains.. oh and the white beater with the dew rags! its such a shame to see all that talent go to waste! but bobby.. wake up dude.. you look like a moron!

    and as for his comments in the interview I think he stated some good points but he didn't have to drop f*** 100 times.. we get it that your pissed.. but dont take your anger out on the camera, take it out on the waves and show us some high quality surfing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by A.E.Z. (Surf & Sponge) View Post
    the video that was posted on FTW's website of Bobby is utterly disgraceful! Bobby looks like a washed up douche bag from jersey shore! I think its cool that he wants to make an image for himself.. but he's posing as a thug/gangster/pimp! We don't want all the new surfers coming out wearing board shorts that goes down to there ankles, and them wearing grills and chains.. oh and the white beater with the dew rags! its such a shame to see all that talent go to waste! but bobby.. wake up dude.. you look like a moron!

    and as for his comments in the interview I think he stated some good points but he didn't have to drop f*** 100 times.. we get it that your pissed.. but dont take your anger out on the camera, take it out on the waves and show us some high quality surfing!
    I think you capture it best.

    My thoughts:
    1. I respect his frustrations (and agree with most of them), but this whole episode reminds us that all the pro's are pro SURFERS, not public speakers. If there was any doubt of that before... Kelly and the others who have 'done it right' realize how important the public relations thing is. I'm sure he's just furious sometimes with who knows what, but he keeps his cool. Maybe that just comes naturally, but I doubt it. Bobby, on the other hand, let his anger get the best of him and looked like a fool. It's sad to see such a guy go off the deep end, but I think he'll be fine. If Tiger Woods can still play golf after his antics, I don't think Bobby has shut too many doors other than the ASP tour itself.

    2. I agree with the prevailing opinions about the FTW website. I'm sure they offered Bobby a lot, but they seem to lack substance. It's all just clever marketing that any non-teener bopper can see through in an instant. I hope things works out for the guy, though I think the FTW enterprise will flop pretty soon.

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    It seems to me like his shenanigans was some how tied in to promoting FTW.

    The more I think about it, I think this was a pre-meditated, organized plan. Look how much viral exposure they are getting out of this...

    Will it work? Are there that many disgruntled youth out there, that want to FTW?
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    I really liked the prior comment someone made about bringing the asp back to the trials era. Everyone has to requalify every event. If you surf like poo or its not your spot or the locals are ripping then see you next stop. That way the best surfers at that spot on that day compete. Solves all this mess. The problem is a conflict of interest between the asp and the major sponsors who fund these contests. it is not about the best surfers when you watch these things on webcast. its a surfing infomertial. there are great surfers all around the world and locals who rip but will never get into an asp event. i think the trials would bring some honesty back.

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    Im not the biggest Bobby Martinez historian, but I have read a few articles and seen some interviews with him over the past decade... So, this all KIND of makes sense to me... Here is my take, and its a shot in the dark...

    Bobby was born and raised in the Ventura, Santa Barbara Area... Not sure exactly where, but his friends and family refer to it as "The Ghetto"... He grew up inland.. He didn't live by the beach... His interviews from the early 2000's show him being a soft spoken guy, who was glas to make it "out of the hood"... He basically said that all his friends are still gangsters, cause they grew up together. If you saw any old pictures of him and his boys, it looked more like a mexican mafia picture than anything related to surfing...

    So, when bobby started being successful on the tour, they basically said look man, you have a niche that could be HUGE for marketing... especially in CA. He, for some time was the only mexican, maybe just hispanic pro surfer on the tour... He represented a culture and a lot of people who are not associated with surfing.... So, that was his niche... He was the non-surfers surfer.... He came froma rough upbringing, and the surf media capitalized it...

    So for many years, all Bobbys sponsors, and teh tour and everything put a lot on his shoulder... Dont lash out bobby, you represent all these people... Dont yell Bobby.... DONT EVER GET VIOLENT, becase you have already admitted being a "gangster"... So he played the cards that they told him to play.... He had some success... and its over now. He was never THAT talented. He was GOOD. He couldnt keep up with the curve. His airs arent huge. His barrels arent either. He has a pretty sick backside hack, which this day in age doesnt qualify you as tour material....

    So after a decade of listeneing to "the man"... He is losing sponsors... He is about to be released from the tour... He has had to "Fake it" for 10 years..... So I think all that pent up anger, mixed with this obviously trashing new MMA sponsor was the perfect time for Bobby to actually be Bobby. Bobby is a thug. Bobby is a gangster.... Bobby can't articulate himself because he never cared about school or furthered his education. He has stated that himself....

    So its a shame to see, but I think this rant actual shows who bobby is deep down... He is another oppressed minority, who listened to the man, and stepped into the same cookie cutter surfers that all the rich kids from Malibu and Orange County are... and he just doesn't fit that mold. He is the only surfer (american anyway) from the streets....

    You can take a dude outta the streets. You can't take the streets outta the dude! BOOM!