Originally Posted by BaddaBing Badda Boom
Your making excuses, simply put.
Look! The reason I tried to make a case for Simon ws precisely because he was kicking that a** 16 years later, and not tomato cans! Sure he took some losses along the way, but, on balance, Simon went out getting the same results as when he arrived, in the middle, and the end -
What excuses? Simon beat Brown 1 time - no beat down. the other fight was a draw. Simon was in his PRIME - do you understand what that means? Brown was at the end of his career. These are FACTS! What excuses are being made here?
If Brown took off a few years while still playing full seasons I'm sure he would've lasted 16 years and beat on a watered down version of NHL enforcers just like Simon did.
After Simon beat probert in the '96 playoffs how many elite fighters did he beat? How many all-time fighters did he beat? NONE. He only fought Laraque and lost. He fought some good but not great fighters here and there but no other top-20-25 all-time caliber fighters. Face it he beat more tomato cans than Brown did by far. He even went a whole season - fighting the whole way without fighting a single legit HW. These are facts my friend. You can still parade your boy Simon around all you want but he is the one who took advantage of a weaker HW division and a softer NHL.
He did suffer losses along the way - to lower tier competition. All the while not fighting any more elite fighters. FACT!
What happened there? The only elite fighter he took on in 8 fukkin' years and he lost? What's up with that?