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1/16/2019 11:39 AM

https://racerxonline.com/2019/01/16/observations-glendale

According to Pulp, Tomac got fined a $1000 for not hanging out by the podium. The top five have to. I did not know this, outdoors they interview more, but in sx I only remember seeing podium interviews.

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1/16/2019 11:45 AM

He doesnt care. $1000 to eli tomac is like $20 for us.

He had a shitty day. Dont blame him

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1/16/2019 11:46 AM

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1/16/2019 11:51 AM

MX Guy wrote: Photo

That's a great photo! I don't care that he can afford the fine no problem, I think it's lame he got fined at all. I never see 4th place interviewed in sx. And should be able to get back to the truck whenever he wants.

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1/16/2019 11:54 AM

thts dumb

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1/16/2019 12:09 PM

If its known that its part of deal up front, than the fine is fine. Lol

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1/16/2019 12:21 PM

What is this NASCAR??? WTF

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1/16/2019 12:24 PM

Missed his mandatory high-fives again. What a rebel!

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1/16/2019 12:31 PM

Join monster energy kawasaki, go from having fun racing dirtbikes, to hating your job and only caring about winning.

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1/16/2019 12:39 PM

But wait I read in another thread that they won't penalize or fine Monster sponsored riders?

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1/16/2019 12:39 PM

hayes13 wrote:

https://racerxonline.com/2019/01/16/observations-glendale

According to Pulp, Tomac got fined a $1000 for not hanging out by the podium. The top five have to. I did not know this, outdoors they interview more, but in sx I only remember seeing podium interviews.

It's new for 2019. I think it's stupid.

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1/16/2019 12:40 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/16/2019 12:50 PM

So I heard they were going to interview top 5 or be fined $1000 before the season started. Then A1 showed up and I never saw the TV interview 4th and 5th.. I was like okay...aren't those guys getting fined for not interviewing them. Then this stupid story shows up...I think its pointless to fine them. Just another greed product of FELD.

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1/16/2019 1:17 PM

The fines should go to a privateer fund

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1/16/2019 1:19 PM

nrosso391 wrote:

So I heard they were going to interview top 5 or be fined $1000 before the season started. Then A1 showed up and I never saw the TV interview 4th and 5th.. I was like okay...aren't those guys getting fined for not interviewing them. Then this stupid story shows up...I think its pointless to fine them. Just another greed product of FELD.

I think it's alright for them to fine them as long as the riders were informed beforehand which I assume they are/will be, and they have to actually interview them. It's kind of BS to keep them back only to say "Sorry we don't have time to get your interview in. Thanks for coming, though".

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1/16/2019 1:21 PM

shaffstall721 wrote:

Join monster energy kawasaki, go from having fun racing dirtbikes, to hating your job and only caring about winning.

That's what they are paid well to do. How many people enjoy their job? 1%? Everyone thinks being a pro racer is bubble gum and rainbows. Far from it.

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1/16/2019 1:22 PM

nrosso391 wrote:

So I heard they were going to interview top 5 or be fined $1000 before the season started. Then A1 showed up and I never saw the TV interview 4th and 5th.. I was like okay...aren't those guys getting fined for not interviewing them. Then this stupid story shows up...I think its pointless to fine them. Just another greed product of FELD.

They will interview 4th and 5th if there's TV time to kill at the end of the show.

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1/16/2019 1:26 PM

tingo wrote:

Missed his mandatory high-fives again. What a rebel!

LOL!! It's Eli's fault that we don't have a GH national!!

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1/16/2019 1:52 PM

Stupid fine considering the guy had about 12 straight hours of solid pouting ahead of him.

Give him a break.

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1/16/2019 1:54 PM

What if the dude sharted during the moto? Is he supposed to just stand there in a pool of shart?

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1/16/2019 1:54 PM

nrosso391 wrote:

So I heard they were going to interview top 5 or be fined $1000 before the season started. Then A1 showed up and I never saw the TV interview 4th and 5th.. I was like okay...aren't those guys getting fined for not interviewing them. Then this stupid story shows up...I think its pointless to fine them. Just another greed product of FELD.

jorgechavez wrote:

I think it's alright for them to fine them as long as the riders were informed beforehand which I assume they are/will be, and they have to actually interview them. It's kind of BS to keep them back only to say "Sorry we don't have time to get your interview in. Thanks for coming, though".

Yeah I agree with that too. It's still pointless to fine him since there wasn't TV time to do the interviews anyways.

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1/16/2019 1:57 PM

danman wrote:

What if the dude sharted during the moto? Is he supposed to just stand there in a pool of shart?

That would stink.

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1/16/2019 1:59 PM

Maybe he had to get back to the truck for his supplements.
A $1000. Fine is way better than two to three years suspension.

Don’t get your panties in a wad it’s just a joke. ?

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1/16/2019 2:06 PM

Lol....this is silly. Really? How does anyone think this is going to go over well in the fan's eyes?

Seems ridiculous. Gonna be a "take a knee" moment in supercross where everyone who gets fourth and fifth just doesn't show up to the podium.

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1/16/2019 2:08 PM

oh gee rules are rules people!!! get over it...

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1/16/2019 2:09 PM

kiwifan wrote:

oh gee rules are rules people!!! get over it...

I mean...yea...but that's a silly rule.

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1/16/2019 2:16 PM

If it really mattered to the FIM or Feld, they'd doc points like NASCAR docs points. It's all about the points and how many you have. Until then, it doesn't matter.

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1/16/2019 2:42 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/16/2019 3:00 PM

I could care less, I almost never watch post race interviews unless some one got plowed into. Other wise I just turn off after I see the results, or checkers

I think it's BS he got fined or that some thinks that he should interview.

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1/16/2019 3:24 PM

Squirrelings wrote:

They will interview 4th and 5th if there's TV time to kill at the end of the show.

Yep, and Eli probably figured there was no point hanging around since there was a red flag delay and they were already running over allotted time. I think the broadcast went 10 minutes over.

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1/16/2019 3:29 PM

Yea the tv cuts to ball and stick comments immediately after the winner gets cut off on the podium. But hey fine them?!

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1/16/2019 3:30 PM

Maybe Bubba can send him his old towel for covering Monster logos on the podium and a translucent water bottle full of Mona Vie for the money shot.

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