Originally Posted by yumitree
never ever in the history of sports has a commentator ever used hyperbole or exageration to hype up an event.
never ever has an athelete run his mouth off challenging someone that isn't in his league.
Very tongue-in-cheek, and no one is saying that this is anything new. In fact, I think a couple of people have made mention of the fact that in general this is a common thing. The point is that some people feel like Silvia may take it too far, or that it's not just talk. That he may really be ignorant enough to believe that he is so far superior to Fedor, etc.