As Christian Craig enters his 14th season as a professional, I have a STRONG feeling that he will be Goated (as the kids say) in 2022. Now I may be super old here, but Goated means the best there ever was. Why do I think that he’s going to be unstoppable next season? Well, I’m glad you asked you faithful readers of this amazingly written column, because I’m going to use the next 400 words to tell you why.
5.) Momentum’s from 2021
Although CC’s SX title run came up short last season, he was in the fight until the last few rounds. In my mind I see that Craig is going to know how to be ready and HE is not going to end up crashing and dinging himself up. This is the year that Christian will get a Supercross championship. The 2021 season was his best year in his career and I think we are going to see the start of a dynasty here. When outdoors come around on a 450 I think we are going to see an overall win. If you don’t agree I don’t care. I’m the CEO of vurbmoto and I say what I want.
Also in Craig’s back pocket is the most sought after ride in possibly the history of sports. Sure Factory Honda in the 1980s and mid 1990s was amazing, same with Pro Circuit from inception, but HAVE YOU SEEN THESE BLUCRU’s? Your mom wants one, your friend’s mom wants one, and your stepmom wants one. I just want to ride a lap on a Star bike. I’m hoping with this article I can get the call up to the big leagues and do just that. Christian, people love Troy Dog’s columns please help me out here. You ride the best bike ever.
3.) Impeccable Style
The only other rider who I would put ahead of Christian in the style category is the great Kevin Windham. Other than that, CC takes home second in all-time style in this sport. Have you ever truly sat and watched the dude mow over a supercross track? I watched him practice in his Vlog and I started hearing The Beatles and white doves started flying around me. He’s had this style since he was on a CRF150 as an amatuer. He’s going to finally be able to harness all of his talent, ride in control, and he WILL NOT even crash once this year. Bet.
2.) Veteran Moves
Do you want to know what Mike Brown, Barry Carsten, and John Grewe have in common? Your mom knows them well? No. They’re all fast as balls and can run the pace of anyone today, they just get tired towards the end because they are old enough to be grandpa’s. That’s amazing to me. The race craft and speed these guys have created through the years is outstanding. They pull these sneaky veteran moves and see lines no one under 25 can see. I’m not saying Christian is as old as a grandpa, but I do see him starting to use this skill to his advantage as he gets older.
1.) Dad Powers
Let’s face it, when you become a father you get some super powers. Just one week ago today, Christian’s wife Paige gave birth to another son. This means that Christian now has more kids than he does teammates over at Star Yamaha! Congrats on the birth of your son Craig family and an extra good job to Paige for bringing three healthy children into the world. Christian’s dad powers are going to be on a new level in 2022 and this is the biggest reason why I think he’s going to have the best year of his career this coming season.
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