(com uns dias de atraso mas presente!)
"Is the midseason cutoff going to wreak complete havoc, or do you think the surfers are prepared for it?
I don't know. I don't think anyone really knows, but it's the dumbest thing surfing has ever done. People are tripping, trying to think that if it's a one-ranking system, the sport will grow. I think it's stupid.
Let's talk about Kelly Slater for a minute. Is he at risk of becoming like Brett Favre -- tarnishing his legacy by staying in the competition spotlight for too long?
I don't know and I don't care. I just hate how he says he's not doing the tour and then he does the whole year. Obviously, he loves the spotlight, but to me I don't care what he does.
His board experimentation is clearly having an effect on design on and off the Tour. Have you made any changes to your quiver based on his ideas?
He's only riding fishes because he can't get a good shortboard. That's why I left Channel Islands. Like I said though, none of this is affecting me. I'm just going to go out in 2010 and do my best."
Que o mundo vive uma crise de valores, já todos sabemos. Educação, respeito, cortesia, cavalheirismo, todo essa parafrenália de coisas parece estar, cada vez mais, em falta. Nesta entrevista que Bobby Martinez deu à ESPN, o "chicano" mostrou isso mesmo. Ele tem todo o direito de pensar tudo o que quiser mas por uma questão de educação, respeito, cortesia e cavalheirismo, nem sempre as devia "deitar cá para fora".