Jody shreds Supercross in new MXA

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2/19/2016 11:41 AM
Edited Date/Time: 2/20/2016 6:45 AM

Has anybody seen the latest Jody's Box? I can't find it online, but he just shreds Supercross.

From the drunken bros in the stands, to the promoters, to the danger, to the Dads that live through their kids-- he compares them all to the Devil. He appears to be totally over it. It's definitely not your usual sports writing stance.

He also says live TV hasn't sold a single bike, and bike sales have plummeted since SX went live on TV. I've never seen this level of hatred for Supercross from a moto journalist:
(EDIT- I didn't post so everybody could hate on Jody. I thought he brought up a lot of points)

f I were the devil.... By Jody Weisel

If I were applying for a job as the devil, and by that I mean the prince of darkness, my resume would list these things as my objective once installed in the position.
I would gain control of the worlds best racing series Supercross, the AMA nationals and the GPs-and i'd run them with such witless abandon that I'd subvert the original meaning of the sport. Then I'd reconfigure them to line my pockets and those of my minions.
I would weaken the rulebook, break traditions, and worship the worst in man's racing instincts. I'd design tracks that had little or nothing to do with actual motorcycle racing, but were instead serpents' nests- with few survivors.
If I were the devil, I would encourage rowdiness from the fans, with screams, chants, and cheering of meaningless slogans and a laissez-faire approach to human conduct. I'd sell Alcohol in cups the size of Kentucky fried chicken tubs with even larger price tags - and then stand back when the drunkards threw beer on the young family three rows below them. Then I would send the same louts out into the parking lot, bleary eyed, and staggering, to gun their pickup trucks through the crowd as though they were some idolized Formula 1 driver, the same automobile jockey that I would make sure was also seen staggering out of a nightclub at 2 AM with the starlit of the moment.
I would dupe the young into believing that winning is all that matters and character counts for nothing. I would seduce young men by getting them to Kneel at the altar of the latest Foul-mouthed miscreant who can ride fast, live high, role cars, do hard time and throw his future away seeking Internet glory. I'd invent a phrase, "he's just a kid," as the catch-all excuse to cover every Misdeed.
If I were the devil, I'd make it socially acceptable to cut the track, take performance-enhancing drugs and push the fuel, sound and production rules to the breaking edge, and I'd assign men to enforce these rules who are unscrupulous in how they do or don't administer justice.
I would advance the careers of the double dippers, the weak of the moral fiber and the embezzlers-in-training until they ran the sport. I would ensure that every up and comer got a posse to lead him in the wrong direction, a handler that looked out for his own best interest, and I'd make sure that every star had at least two paid for best friends.
If I were the devil, fathers would do my dirty work by sacrificing fiscal sanity to live vicariously through their sons. They would rant like whirling dervishes at every child's mistake, throw tools at random, swear like sailors, and protest any fathers kid that stood in the way of victory (even if the victory is 9th place in the C class) this way the Devils Work is sure to be passed on to the next generation. If only one family crumbles, my effort has been worth it. If I were the devil I would cheapen human life by having the sport turn it back on those who have been ruined by the modern home-schooled hoax. I would encourage high-powered companies to sign 12-year-olds to big-buck contracts in the same way that drug dealers give the first hit of heroin away for free and when the 'next big thing' falters at 18 years old, I'd wash my hands of him and go looking for an 11-year-old.
if I were the devil, I'd make it seem Uncool to play by the rules, be respectful of those who came before or take your hat off during the playing of the national anthem. "That stuff is for squares" I'd say.
If I were the devil, I'd make the world believe that the sport of motocross is the best it's ever been. I would ignore the fact that we sell 1/20th of the dirtbikes we sold before we were live on TV, because that could lead us to the realization the television hasn't sold one single bike. Face it, more people would watch the 'real housewives of Supercross' than the actual races - if it were an option.
As the devil, I don't want doers; I want voyeurs.
On second thought, if I were the devil, I'd realize that my work is already been done.

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2/19/2016 11:44 AM

I doubt people are boycotting dirt bikes because supercross exists...

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2/19/2016 11:44 AM
Edited Date/Time: 2/19/2016 11:48 AM

That's not journalism......that's editorializing.

Journalism: is the occupation of reporting

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2/19/2016 11:45 AM

An old grumpy man hating on something? Wow, Im surprised

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2/19/2016 11:47 AM

This should be good .

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2/19/2016 11:47 AM

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2/19/2016 11:48 AM

Fine then, Jody, no more supercross for you!

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2/19/2016 11:49 AM

disbanded wrote:

Fine then, Jody, no more supercross for you!

I miss him already....

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2/19/2016 11:50 AM

aeffertz wrote:

I doubt people are boycotting dirt bikes because supercross exists...

The idea was that showing live Supercross would grow the sport. I think Jody's on to something that it hasn't increased bike sales.
I have a co-worker who mentioned his little son loved Supercross on TV. A few weeks later I asked him if the kid was still watching and he said "he's grown out of it." Ouch.
The average person sees football as a legitimate sport and SX as a freak show on wheels. It is constantly lined to Monster Trucks and NASCAR and that' s probably how it will always be.

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2/19/2016 11:54 AM

T.V. hasn't helped the sport one bit

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2/19/2016 11:56 AM

People want bold opinions, then people complain about bold opinions if it isn't in line with theirs.

In other news, the sun came up today.......

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2/19/2016 12:05 PM
Edited Date/Time: 2/19/2016 12:09 PM

He fails to realize that dirt bikes might be completely gone if not for tv.
Economy collapsed a few years back, banks were bankrupt, people were scrambling to save their homes from foreclosure, shoot the automobile industry was on the brink, Obama gave Dodge to Fiat with $50 billion to keep it going.

The guy should stick to journalism

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2/19/2016 12:06 PM
Edited Date/Time: 2/19/2016 12:18 PM

It is not only about Supercross but it is about the sport in general. I found it funny. He is not wrong. He is just making fun of how the sport is moving forward. Saying he hates the sport would be wrong. I don't think any of the people in the sport hate it. They are just frustrated by it.

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2/19/2016 12:13 PM

I don't suppose $ 8,000.00 to 10,000.00 dirt bikes has anything to do with it ?? !!!

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2/19/2016 12:14 PM

Your average person will not sit down to watch a 3 hour race on TV. Doesn't matter if it is Supercross, Nascar or F1. These days there are just so many other things for people to do and see.

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2/19/2016 12:22 PM
Edited Date/Time: 2/19/2016 12:23 PM

disbanded wrote:

Fine then, Jody, no more supercross for you!

I've been to more Supercross races than most. Around 150
I yet, to this day, have never seen him at one.
Ask Matthes when the last time he's seen him.
He doesn't go to any.

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2/19/2016 12:22 PM

Moto810 wrote:

It is not only about Supercross but it is about the sport in general. I found it funny. He is not wrong. He is just making fun ...more

Thanks for bringing out how misleading the thread title is.

Your assessment IMO is right on the money that Jody or others in the sport do not hate it. Things about it yes but definitely not the sport.

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2/19/2016 12:23 PM

disbanded wrote:

Fine then, Jody, no more supercross for you!

MX Culture wrote:

I've been to more Supercross races than most. Around 150
I yet, to this day, have never seen him at one.
Ask Matthes when ...more

When is last time you or Matthes raced MX?

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2/19/2016 12:25 PM

kkawboy14 wrote:

He fails to realize that dirt bikes might be completely gone if not for tv.
Economy collapsed a few years back, banks were ...more

It started declining before 2008

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If you like uncle tony's meatballs, you'll love his sausage

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2/19/2016 12:32 PM

kkawboy14 wrote:

He fails to realize that dirt bikes might be completely gone if not for tv.
Economy collapsed a few years back, banks were ...more

Uncle Tony wrote:

It started declining before 2008

My point still stands, maybe tv saved it!

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2/19/2016 12:36 PM

Am I the only one who was expecting (hoping?) to see a video/photos of Jody "shredding" on a supercross track after opening this thread?

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2/19/2016 12:36 PM
Edited Date/Time: 2/19/2016 12:37 PM

I am sure Jody can do a much better job than anyone else who is trying their best to better the sport (rightly or wrongly)....

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2/19/2016 12:37 PM

disbanded wrote:

Fine then, Jody, no more supercross for you!

MX Culture wrote:

I've been to more Supercross races than most. Around 150
I yet, to this day, have never seen him at one.
Ask Matthes when ...more

The Rock wrote:

When is last time you or Matthes raced MX?

Around 10 years for me.
Jody does do that weekly, I'll give him that.

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2/19/2016 12:38 PM

MX Culture wrote:

I've been to more Supercross races than most. Around 150
I yet, to this day, have never seen him at one.
Ask Matthes when ...more

Jody is super opinionated and has been for as long as I've known him on several things in the sport, in case no one has figured that out by now...................his BOX can say what he wants............don't have to agree with it

I've been to at more SX than you and I've seen Jody at several in Anaheim and San Diego but for sure have never seen him anywhere else.........he don't venture too far from REM!!! cool cool

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2/19/2016 12:43 PM

Just because Jody is slow it doesn't mean he has know clue what's he's talking about, shit half the guys on vital don't even ride yet all they do is talk about SX

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If you like uncle tony's meatballs, you'll love his sausage

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2/19/2016 12:44 PM

Uncle Tony wrote:

Just because Jody is slow it doesn't mean he has know clue what's he's talking about, shit half the guys on vital don't even ...more

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2/19/2016 12:45 PM
Edited Date/Time: 2/19/2016 2:42 PM

message Regis to put Jody on his "sucks" listwink
We all get the message its in every issue whether its SX, MX sports, AMA, bikes, MXGP, etc. their is no shortage of disgust over at Hi-Torque lol.

I enjoy it all and don't really care much about pro mx or sx compared to riding and amateur mx. To me the survival of amateur mx and local riding/racing is highest on my list but i do agree i wish more attention was paid to the grassroots of it all. We need to bring people in for the survival of local mx. Offroad seems to be doing awesome and a lot can be said for that and what that offers people imo.

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2/19/2016 12:49 PM

I'm old, love the sport of MX, SX, hell-moto-anything on a dirt bike. Gave my last fuck a long time ago so, who gives a fuck what jody's box says.

ROCK ON SX!

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2/19/2016 12:51 PM

Lone Wolf wrote:

Am I the only one who was expecting (hoping?) to see a video/photos of Jody "shredding" on a supercross track after opening ...more

You are not.
That would have been FAR more noteworthy.

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2/19/2016 12:51 PM

disbanded wrote:

Fine then, Jody, no more supercross for you!

MX Culture wrote:

I've been to more Supercross races than most. Around 150
I yet, to this day, have never seen him at one.
Ask Matthes when ...more

The Rock wrote:

When is last time you or Matthes raced MX?

Rock what does your question have to do with anything? Jody doesn't race supercross so the analogy is irrelevant. I could care less about Jody and his opinion (I don't dislike or like him). I see what your trying to get across, but the analogy doesn't work.

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