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Just sayin. Or maybe the Monster thats runnin the show...

 

 

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I would totally like to see another company besides Monster be the major sponsor of SX. They have made a damn circus out of the series. The only reason I keep an AMA membership is for the races that require one. Other than that I think the organization really sucks these days. 

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I would totally like to see another company besides Monster be the major sponsor of SX. They have made a damn circus out of the series. The only reason I keep an AMA membership is for the races that require one. Other than that I think the organization really sucks these days. 

 

The roadside assistance is why I keep mine. I've used it a few times and they are pretty quick. None of the race series I participate in require it.

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The roadside assistance is why I keep mine. I've used it a few times and they are pretty quick. None of the race series I participate in require it.

Same here , I have used the roadside assistance a few times. That magazine they include with your membership is crap , goes straight to the recycling bin as soon as i take it out of the mailbox.

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Im sure im naive but what exactly does the AMA do for the local average joe ??  I haven't bought a card in yrs. As often as a local race requires it they usually allow u to pay a 5 dollar waiver for the day.

 

When I watch a race on TV happening here in the states Im actually embarrassed to sit with friends / relatives and say yea I do this. Not embarrassed of the racing of course but the overall tacky and unsophisticated  presentation. What age group are they trying to appeal to for cryin out loud. I hate to admit it but the overall presentation , on TV anyway, of euro events is done with more class.

 

How the hell is this sport ever gona graduate from 4th grade at this rate?

 

Fortunately we have  some professionalism leading races BUT in the minds of the general public were just a bunch of overgrown kids playin in the dirt. Not that theres anything wrong with that but u kno what I mean....

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The AMA used to be pretty cool. Real riders working there. Focused on putting on events for the riders. Then they 'cashed out' when Harley went ''boutique' (Botoxed?) in the mid 1980's Split flat track from road racing pro. Then sold them off. Sold off MX, bought do-rags. Now they are just a bunch of corporate weenies sharing office space with the AARP. It makes me ashamed to have gray hair.

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I agree Monster is a no win, they should stick to stuff like Nitro e/t/c. The AMA should return to the governing body and controlling their own budget

 

There is surely not a lack of enthusiasts and even specators who just want to see good racing

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The AMA used to be pretty cool. Real riders working there. Focused on putting on events for the riders. Then they 'cashed out' when Harley went ''boutique' (Botoxed?) in the mid 1980's Split flat track from road racing pro. Then sold them off. Sold off MX, bought do-rags. Now they are just a bunch of corporate weenies sharing office space with the AARP. It makes me ashamed to have gray hair.

Damn William, when did you become so cool?  :thumbsup:

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Crap, I posted that, my bad. I meant to say you all are D-bags. Sorry.

 

Back to your regularly scheduled program of Ren and Stimpy.

Yeah get back to Town Square where you're going to save the world! Unless HIllary gets elected then it's T-Minus 60 days... 

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Yeah get back to Town Square where you're going to save the world! Unless HIllary gets elected then it's T-Minus 60 days... 

No +/- 90 days. Get yer facts straight, ya redneck!

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What I like the most about this sport, is the skill that involved. We should somewhat be thankful that this sport hasn't turned into what nascar is nowadays. It's nothing but a big gimmick anymore over there. The drivers are paid robots, that get fined if they fart on tv, and if they don't mention their sponsors. Most of the up and coming stars over there are just rich kids that have no talent, i know there areally a few that arent that way, but for the most part thats the future over there. They got there because they know someone that has money, or a rich family background. I know money is a big thing here too, but we don't see kids that decided to race when they turned 18, and the parents or whoever can't pay their way to being at the top level of the sport.

Maybe we do need rid of the ama, but I'm much more with what is built here than I am car racing. At least the ama can't take the skill out of the sport.

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Crap, I posted that, my bad. I meant to say you all are D-bags. Sorry.

 

Back to your regularly scheduled program of Ren and Stimpy.

Damn, You said Ren & Stimpy. I haven't watched that cartoon in ages. Last time I did I was trip'n on mushrooms with two strippers and we laughed so f'n hard at that cartoon it was crazy. Thanks for the memory.  :thumbsup:

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Damn, You said Ren & Stimpy. I haven't watched that cartoon in ages. Last time I did I was trip'n on mushrooms with two strippers and we laughed so f'n hard at that cartoon it was crazy. Thanks for the memory.  :thumbsup:

I bet those two trailer trash fatties were real hot... :goofy:  :goofy:  :p  Was Red one of them??? And stripping out around the 55 gallon drum fire trailer-side is not real stripping :devil: .

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I bet those two trailer trash fatties were real hot... :goofy:  :goofy:  :p  Was Red one of them??? And stripping out around the 55 gallon drum fire trailer-side is not real stripping :devil: .

You're just pissed because Walmart kicked you out for wearing your bottomless Elvis costume again.....and just another Hay=DER because I'm a pimp.  :ride:

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You're just pissed because Walmart kicked you out for wearing your bottomless Elvis costume again.....and just another Hay=DER because I'm a pimp.  :ride:

I think chaconne has a thing for you... Just sayin

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Actually, the "AMA" is no longer in Supercross ~ their name is there for promotional purposes only.  Feld Entertainment is the puppet master (https://www.feldentertainment.com/) , back when the AMA was into Supercross they contracted Clear Channel to run the show.  Problem is that the AMA gave too much control to Clear Channel (the AMA only wanted $$ without working for it).  Once they realized that they screwed up they actually tried to start up a second series, Clear Channel then got the FIM involved (that's also how we got the FIM).  To cover their tracks Clear Channel then changed their name to Feld Entertainment.

 

In short:

 

Greed got Clear Channel involved

 

Greed got the AMA kicked out of Supercross

 

Greed and the need to create a new image caused Clear Channel to change it's name to Feld Entertainemnt

 

And greed got the FIM involved, Feld (then Clear Channel) needed them to lock out the AMA

 

Finally, the AMA let greed play one more card and they sold the naming rights to Feld.

 

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

 

The AMA really is not involved in today's supercross in anyway beyond it's name in the title ~ and the monthly checks that show up from Feld Entertainment with the AMA's name on them.

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