Episode 2- "The making of..." is up!
*Tried to embed it on the forum, but i'm having difficulty. Maybe someone can help...
Chuck Norris Rules!
Chuck Norris once kicked a Horse in the chin. It's decedents are known today as Giraffes.
R.I.P. Jim Leroy....Best Aerobatic pilot ever!
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*WMT*Corby #28 wrote: wow awesome vid!
on a side note, does any one know what happened to SX.com community?
braaap wrote: If NASCAR is America, MX is Ethiopia
I will always credit you and Mikeeep for pioneering true "live action" reports, with the phone in the stadium calling someone to type it out, which was later "adopted" by CN as the "Virtual Grandstand."
WhipMeister wrote: They speak the truth. We were all (Lex was a Whip It! 'correspondent' and vendor long before sx.com came to be), at first, welcomed with open arms. Full credentials. Then, suddenly, without warning, barred at the door like we had the bird flu. Turns out Cyclenews was a paying Pace sponsor and they were a little slow to get with the internet program and freaked out. And then they reacted the same way a lot of dinosaurs do. And shit flows downhill. Do I understand why they felt threatened? Yep. Agree with the strategy? Nope. Wasn't rational. It was doomed to fail. We just started doing what they describe in the vid. Buy tickets, dial the digits on the cellphone during the race to the 'editor', who then posted up the action. We had people (fans, basically) from coast to coast calling in every saturday night. Lex was one of them a couple of seasons before supercross.com got rolling.
Bruhn basically took that same concept, combined it with his position that let him fly anywhere for free (boosted by being single and untethered) and that's where TFS and MotoNews, etc, burst from. And leveraged it up.
It sounds crude in this day of instant social media. But it was revolutionary when the only source of race action info came days or weeks after the event.
Good on them all.
This great Nation will endure as it has endured, will revive and will prosper. So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself. - FDR
"Grant money is not pork" - Rep Allen West
The true story of progress is never as gilded and glamorous as the story that ultimately is told later. Thanks, Dave.
flarider wrote: I will always credit you and Mikeeep for pioneering true "live action" reports, with the phone in the stadium calling someone to type it out, which was later "adopted" by CN as the "Virtual Grandstand."
You guys were way ahead of the curve and caught a ton of shit for it, wrongly.
Pioneers made out to be the enemy.
Hi Jeff. Thanks for the response.
jeffro503 wrote: So Amanda.....does Lex and Ricky both still own SX.com? Or did Ricky get out of it all together? And what about you....are you part owner now as well? I didn't know who Lex was until these videos , but I had known about Ricky owning part of it. Kind of an interesting story.
On a side note : it's funny how those other organizations wanted the "Supercross.com" Domain......but it didn't sound like any of them were willing to pay Lex what it was worth. Lex made it sound like the other guys wanted him to just hand it over I guess? Sure would like to know who some of those potential buyers were. I bet some of the names behind the scenes are pretty well known today in the promotional stance.
Yes it is. And you're right that hat is annoying lol
426Hemi wrote: Vital is much more than a forum.....
BTW, that hat is annoying, not your face though.