Deano answering a question for Eli

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7/9/2017 10:04 AM
Edited Date/Time: 7/9/2017 10:05 AM

In the post race press conference, GuyB asked Eli a question and Dean answered it...had me cracking up a bit. see here

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7/9/2017 10:08 AM

Haha I saw that, been awhile for Deano probably a bit nervous up there

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7/9/2017 10:53 AM

That was funny.

Blake's facial response on the "6 years since my last press conference" was classic too. Since those 3 battled and were the 250 champs in 11/12/13.

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7/9/2017 11:51 PM

Haha you can't blame the guy, I'm really happy for him and hopefully he will continue these results in the future.

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7/10/2017 12:10 AM

KirkChandler wrote:

That was funny.

Blake's facial response on the "6 years since my last press conference" was classic too. Since those 3 battled and were the 250 champs in 11/12/13.

2011 would be the last time he was on the podium outdoors.

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7/10/2017 3:57 AM

I felt extremely cringey when i saw that. Blake and eli had a look in their eyes like they were trying to hold back from laughing so hard.

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7/10/2017 4:58 AM

Acidreamer wrote:

I felt extremely cringey when i saw that. Blake and eli had a look in their eyes like they were trying to hold back from laughing so hard.

Lol. Yeah they both looked a bit confused.

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7/10/2017 6:49 AM

It turned out to be a great question for Dean, though. I was waiting for the follow-up to be: "same question for you, Eli."

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7/10/2017 7:05 AM

Ah, why did no-one address it?!

That made it more awkward!

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7/10/2017 7:31 AM

Man...these press conferences are always cringe-worthy. I don't understand why these riders don't invest in PR people or someone to train them how to act and what to say in public.

They represent their brand, and outside of their riding they don't do a very good job of it.

(Eli seems to be the best at this...maybe his dad has trained him on how to handle the media or something?)

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7/10/2017 7:45 AM

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Haha this was funny. I find awkward situations hilarious.

But I agree these press conferences are pretty cringe worthy but it's good for us hardcore fans as we get to hear a bit of banter and personality from the riders. In F1 the guys are like a broken record. Same questions same answers.
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7/10/2017 8:06 AM

Good stuff.

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7/10/2017 8:12 AM

Titan1 wrote:

Man...these press conferences are always cringe-worthy. I don't understand why these riders don't invest in PR people or someone to train them how to act and what to say in public.

They represent their brand, and outside of their riding they don't do a very good job of it.

(Eli seems to be the best at this...maybe his dad has trained him on how to handle the media or something?)

I'd rather have what we have now than some polished canned speech or something. Dean answering Tomac's question was innocent enough and pretty funny. Even Deano can laugh at himself there.

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7/10/2017 8:23 AM

For those that think they are cringe-worthy, what makes them so?

Side note: Why did we go back to the side-of-the-table camera placement for the Southwick presser after finally having the straight on shot at Red Budd? Yeah, yeah, I'm the only one complaining about it.

Red Budded (MM is talking):

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Southwick (Dean is answering Eli's question, and even Blake has to look wayyy over there to see him):
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7/10/2017 8:54 AM

You're not the only one noticing. The side shots drive me nuts, especially when the dude closest to the camera can't keep from picking his nose or wiping his face with his shirt. Criminy guys!

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7/10/2017 9:13 AM

I thought that was hilarious. Deano hasnt been in a press conference in ages so just let him answer all the questions hahaha

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7/10/2017 9:17 AM

I watched it on RacerX and it was a straight on camera angle through the whole thing.

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7/10/2017 9:32 AM

Cringeworthy? Geez. Dean misheard. It was awkward? Maybe if you're 12. A good laugh after? Sure.

The press conferences are fine snowflakes.

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7/10/2017 9:35 AM

Frodad78 wrote:

I watched it on RacerX and it was a straight on camera angle through the whole thing.

Interesting. I always watch the pressers via the links provided here on the Vital homepage. The Red Budddd vid did switch to the side shot a few times when JA was talking, but was otherwise head on.

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7/10/2017 9:39 AM

That was funny, and I'm talking about hearing GuyB's voice...

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7/10/2017 10:27 AM

Titan1 wrote:

Man...these press conferences are always cringe-worthy. I don't understand why these riders don't invest in PR people or someone to train them how to act and what to say in public.

They represent their brand, and outside of their riding they don't do a very good job of it.

(Eli seems to be the best at this...maybe his dad has trained him on how to handle the media or something?)

I think Alex Martin is hands down the best speaker we have in our sport. Dungey was good but he was a bit predictable and always has kinda canned responses. Same with Eli, too.

A Mart always impresses me with his interviews and transparency.

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7/10/2017 11:03 AM

Titan1 wrote:

Man...these press conferences are always cringe-worthy. I don't understand why these riders don't invest in PR people or someone to train them how to act and what to say in public.

They represent their brand, and outside of their riding they don't do a very good job of it.

(Eli seems to be the best at this...maybe his dad has trained him on how to handle the media or something?)

IWreckALot wrote:

I'd rather have what we have now than some polished canned speech or something. Dean answering Tomac's question was innocent enough and pretty funny. Even Deano can laugh at himself there.

They wouldn't be trained to be robots...they'd be trained how to best represent their brand (how to sit, what to do with their hands, what to say, how to say it, etc. etc.). Their brand is their personality and image, so the last thing they'd try and do is eliminate that...they'd just make them far more confident, far less awkward and far more poised on camera. Movie Stars do this...they get it...they are trained as to how to leverage their best qualities for the benefit of their brand/image, all without changing their personality.

Anyway, if I were a professional athlete...I'd do it. And if I were a professional race team, I'd require it of my riders.

Zach blowing snot rockets on the podium, Blake picking his nose and touching his face, all the riders saying "uh" and "um" to much, and stupid phrases like "I can't thank blah blah blah" while leaving off "enough", repeating themselves all the time, ending questions with "so yeah"...its totally amateur and cringe worthy. And a little training from a professional, could easily correct all of that.

Just my opinion though...

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7/10/2017 11:04 AM

Very professional of Eli, and Blake holding it together. Good for Deano! My whole family is a fan of DW.

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7/10/2017 12:08 PM

I picture Alf everytime I hear GuyB's voice. I just can't help it.

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7/10/2017 12:28 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/10/2017 12:43 PM

F.B wrote:

I picture Alf everytime I hear GuyB's voice. I just can't help it.

Yeah, but my French pronounciation is much worse. wink

But yeah, there's a reason I try to minimize the amount you hear me in interviews. wink

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7/10/2017 12:28 PM

Titan1 wrote:

They wouldn't be trained to be robots...they'd be trained how to best represent their brand (how to sit, what to do with their hands, what to say, how to say it, etc. etc.). Their brand is their personality and image, so the last thing they'd try and do is eliminate that...they'd just make them far more confident, far less awkward and far more poised on camera. Movie Stars do this...they get it...they are trained as to how to leverage their best qualities for the benefit of their brand/image, all without changing their personality.

Anyway, if I were a professional athlete...I'd do it. And if I were a professional race team, I'd require it of my riders.

Zach blowing snot rockets on the podium, Blake picking his nose and touching his face, all the riders saying "uh" and "um" to much, and stupid phrases like "I can't thank blah blah blah" while leaving off "enough", repeating themselves all the time, ending questions with "so yeah"...its totally amateur and cringe worthy. And a little training from a professional, could easily correct all of that.

Just my opinion though...

Yeah no.

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7/10/2017 12:39 PM

GuyB wrote:

Yeah no.

forgot "fer sure" !!!...............yeah.no.for sure.laughing laughing

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7/10/2017 12:42 PM

mauidex wrote:

forgot "fer sure" !!!...............yeah.no.for sure.laughing laughing

'zactly. Which is it? I'm confused. smile

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7/10/2017 12:52 PM

Titan1 wrote:

Man...these press conferences are always cringe-worthy. I don't understand why these riders don't invest in PR people or someone to train them how to act and what to say in public.

They represent their brand, and outside of their riding they don't do a very good job of it.

(Eli seems to be the best at this...maybe his dad has trained him on how to handle the media or something?)

IWreckALot wrote:

I'd rather have what we have now than some polished canned speech or something. Dean answering Tomac's question was innocent enough and pretty funny. Even Deano can laugh at himself there.

Titan1 wrote:

They wouldn't be trained to be robots...they'd be trained how to best represent their brand (how to sit, what to do with their hands, what to say, how to say it, etc. etc.). Their brand is their personality and image, so the last thing they'd try and do is eliminate that...they'd just make them far more confident, far less awkward and far more poised on camera. Movie Stars do this...they get it...they are trained as to how to leverage their best qualities for the benefit of their brand/image, all without changing their personality.

Anyway, if I were a professional athlete...I'd do it. And if I were a professional race team, I'd require it of my riders.

Zach blowing snot rockets on the podium, Blake picking his nose and touching his face, all the riders saying "uh" and "um" to much, and stupid phrases like "I can't thank blah blah blah" while leaving off "enough", repeating themselves all the time, ending questions with "so yeah"...its totally amateur and cringe worthy. And a little training from a professional, could easily correct all of that.

Just my opinion though...

You heard it here first. Pro MX riders need to carry themselves more like movie stars. laughing

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7/10/2017 1:15 PM

IWreckALot wrote:

I'd rather have what we have now than some polished canned speech or something. Dean answering Tomac's question was innocent enough and pretty funny. Even Deano can laugh at himself there.

Titan1 wrote:

They wouldn't be trained to be robots...they'd be trained how to best represent their brand (how to sit, what to do with their hands, what to say, how to say it, etc. etc.). Their brand is their personality and image, so the last thing they'd try and do is eliminate that...they'd just make them far more confident, far less awkward and far more poised on camera. Movie Stars do this...they get it...they are trained as to how to leverage their best qualities for the benefit of their brand/image, all without changing their personality.

Anyway, if I were a professional athlete...I'd do it. And if I were a professional race team, I'd require it of my riders.

Zach blowing snot rockets on the podium, Blake picking his nose and touching his face, all the riders saying "uh" and "um" to much, and stupid phrases like "I can't thank blah blah blah" while leaving off "enough", repeating themselves all the time, ending questions with "so yeah"...its totally amateur and cringe worthy. And a little training from a professional, could easily correct all of that.

Just my opinion though...

Dan-The-Man wrote:

You heard it here first. Pro MX riders need to carry themselves more like movie stars. laughing

I think I get what Titan is saying now. And some of the things they do definitely detract from their message.

Movie stars and most sports athletes are generally educated to some degree. MX/SX riders drop out of high school to pursue their profession. Most of the time they're led to that profession outside of knowing any alternative realistically. They don't really care about speaking on the podium because it doesn't help them win. I guess I'm able to look past all of the snot rockets and just listen to what they're saying.

I know a lot of people say Dungey was a robot on the podium, but in many cases, I am not sure what people wanted to hear specifically. He was definitely a team's dream champion.

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