Unpopular Opinion: Pulpmx Show Wrap-up

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9/19/2021 5:53 AM

This might be unpopular but to Darkside and the Wrap-up Show, good job!

If I have any extra time in the week it's cool to listen to and has come a long way. Steve gives Darkside some shit but I think it's all part of his shtick.

Flame away...

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9/19/2021 6:09 AM

What’s the story behind the name darkside? Cause I just can’t take anyone calling themselves that seriously.

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9/19/2021 6:37 AM

soggy wrote:

What’s the story behind the name darkside? Cause I just can’t take anyone calling themselves that seriously.

Look at all our usernames, can we take anyone seriously haha

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9/19/2021 6:47 AM

Just started listening to Pulp a few months ago, started on a long roadtrip and only got through 2 episodes of the wrap up show before I couldn't handle the redundancy and trying to break down and pick apart things that didn't need an explanation. Good for them if they can squeeze a little more sponsorship and ad revenue out, but I equate it to scraping the peanut butter jar clean, and then cutting it open and licking it to get every last bit of it out... not really necessary.

Enjoy the regular show but breaking down a show where they break things down is too much for me.

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9/19/2021 7:13 AM

Dark side is a good dude. I enjoy the wrap shows when I listen.

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9/19/2021 8:06 AM
Edited Date/Time: 9/19/2021 8:06 AM

The wrap up shows make my ears bleed and fries brain cells. Do not recommend.

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9/19/2021 8:09 AM

Dark side is a good dude but the wrap up show sucks.

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9/19/2021 8:18 AM

If I don’t have time to get through PulpMX…..I throw this on to get a run down of the show. Good stuff

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9/19/2021 8:20 AM

Maybe I'll give it a try again, but my first experience was that after I listen to 4-5 hours of Pulp each week, I don't actually need to rehash what was said for even longer. I guess if I didn't have time to listen to the regular show it would be cool.

I do have to say you can almost feel a little bit of Darkside's soul die every time they play that his little intro segment, but damn it really never stops being funny....

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9/19/2021 3:58 PM

Darkside, is a good guy. The name Darkside is in reference to Star Wars I believe.

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@TONY351KTM

9/19/2021 4:51 PM

I’m refusing to listen until he cuts the pony. grin

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9/19/2021 5:26 PM

The wrap up show is horrible. I can’t listen to that dude for more than 30 seconds even when he calls in to PulpMX. Clip him!

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9/19/2021 5:28 PM

JMR1976 wrote:

Dark side is a good dude. I enjoy the wrap shows when I listen.

Any man with a ponytail I question

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9/19/2021 6:29 PM

I don’t listen to Pulp but I love Darkside! 🙌🏻 One of the best dudes in the industry!

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9/19/2021 6:50 PM

Darkside is a genuinely good guy who absolutely loves this sport. I've met him and talked with him several times and can't say anything negative about him.
That said, I don't listen to the wrap up show. I don't have time for another podcast so that's one I chose to leave out.

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9/19/2021 8:13 PM

soggy wrote:

What’s the story behind the name darkside? Cause I just can’t take anyone calling themselves that seriously.

I found it bizarre that in official rider press conferences after a supercross they would still refer to him as darkside when going around the room for questions to the rider.

Circles back to how professional this sport wants to be.

As for the wrap up show, definitely not needed for me. If you find it useful, great, but I feel the shows download numbers would be severely skewed due to it being linked to the pulp shows podcast channel.

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9/19/2021 8:41 PM

So good that Matthes himself doesn't listen!

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9/19/2021 10:52 PM
Edited Date/Time: 9/20/2021 1:46 AM

I'm listening to it now. I'm enjoying it. Any discussion celebrating the great racing we have experienced in 2021 is music to my ears.

All good.

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9/20/2021 1:27 AM

Yeah I haven't really listened to the wrap up show but I like darkside, seems like a good dude.

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9/20/2021 6:10 AM

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9/20/2021 6:12 AM

Probably is a good guy but I can't take his voice, and stupid takes. So many things he says make me cringe.

I've tried to listen a few times but end up wanting to punch him in the face for some stupid comment.

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1983 YZ 250K, 1983 CR 250, 1982 CT110, 1978 Maico 440

9/20/2021 7:31 AM

I understand that the more content Steve puts out there the more potential $$$ there is to collect.

But I have tried to listen to the Wrap up Show and I just cannot get through one. Not sure why Pulp thinks we need someone to explain the original show to the listeners. It is not like it is intellectually challenging or so in-depth that mere mortals can't understand it. Do we really need someone to break down what they discuss? Darkside seems like a good man and I cringe everytime he calls into Pulp. Steve treats him like shit and belittles him on air constantly. I don't find it funny or entertaining. I wish Darkside the best but I will no be listening to someone explain what I already listened to.

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9/20/2021 8:04 AM

He was on The moto marketing podcast a while back, He seems like a genuine guy that loves moto.
Here is the episode. I've met Luke the interviewer and He is really cool too I'm impressed by both

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9/20/2021 8:40 AM

The darkside intro when he hops on the pulp show makes me actually laugh out loud every single time. For that reason alone I will always like darkside.

I don't listen to the wrap up show but he is a good addition on the normal shows.

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9/20/2021 9:02 AM
Edited Date/Time: 9/20/2021 9:02 AM

All props and respect to Darkside, I'm sure he puts a lot of time into what he does. He also seems like a real genuine dude.

What I could never wrap my head around is why would I wanna listen to this guy's opinion on the sport? He wasn't a professional racer, mechanic, gear guy etc. I get that he was persistent enough to be given a job that many of us would dream of, but I don't really care to hear what he has to say about the races when there's 10 other industry guys with podcasts that have the knowledge and experience.

That is all. No hate, and it's great he has his own show(motoxpod). I'm just not sure hes the guy to host Pulp content.

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9/20/2021 9:21 AM

cbaird254 wrote:

All props and respect to Darkside, I'm sure he puts a lot of time into what he does. He also seems like a real genuine dude.
...more

Do you not appreciate Weege's opinion on the sport? He was none of those things you listed either.

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9/20/2021 9:34 AM
Edited Date/Time: 9/20/2021 9:34 AM

stremme12 wrote:

Do you not appreciate Weege's opinion on the sport? He was none of those things you listed either.

Weege:
- Decades long announcer of multiple series
- Employee of Racer X which is most likely the largest MX media source these days
- MX sports employee (promoter of basically any prominent pro or amateur MX race in America other than SX)
- PulpMX network regular
- Personal friends with most of the industry for decades

Darkside:
- Berm Lord
- Creepy pony
- Super fan
- An ability to take constant ridicule by a group of people he wants to be a part of

Look man, Darkside seems like a nice guy. But I can not figure out his place in the sport other than a fan.

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9/20/2021 10:09 AM
Edited Date/Time: 9/20/2021 10:15 AM

cbaird254 wrote:

All props and respect to Darkside, I'm sure he puts a lot of time into what he does. He also seems like a real genuine dude.
...more

stremme12 wrote:

Do you not appreciate Weege's opinion on the sport? He was none of those things you listed either.

Kyle978 wrote:

Weege:
- Decades long announcer of multiple series
- Employee of Racer X which is most likely the largest MX media source ...more

He made the list of requirements not me. Weege didn't fit the criteria he listed is the only reason I asked.

Saying someone has to be a ex pro, mechanic or gear guy to have a valuable opinion is kind of lame. Which is why I brought up Weege as he is none of those things but has a valuable opinion.


It's also kinda lame to state that he takes ridicule and such while also taking your shots as well by saying he has a creepy pony.

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9/20/2021 10:47 AM

stremme12 wrote:

Do you not appreciate Weege's opinion on the sport? He was none of those things you listed either.

Kyle978 wrote:

Weege:
- Decades long announcer of multiple series
- Employee of Racer X which is most likely the largest MX media source ...more

stremme12 wrote:

He made the list of requirements not me. Weege didn't fit the criteria he listed is the only reason I asked.

Saying someone ...more

Imagine having your cutoff being "ex gear guy" to be where you draw the line at listening to someone's opinion
laughing laughing laughing

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9/20/2021 10:54 AM

stremme12 wrote:

He made the list of requirements not me. Weege didn't fit the criteria he listed is the only reason I asked.

Saying someone ...more

Listening to the opinion of someone who see's through the same lens as a casual fan seems like a pretty massive waste of time to myself and most others. Literally the blind leading the blind.

While I don't give a fuck about any gear guy, man-friend etc. those guys have a good understanding of what goes on behind the scenes. Isn't the point of listening to Pulp and similar shows to hear the conversations that aren't heard about publicly? I am certain Darkside isn't included in any of that.

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