March 29, 2010

Bubba's World, Ep. 1: Hey, wait a minute...

The producers of the new cable show "Bubba's World" of Fuel TV have all the elements they need to create a historical document of modern motocross the likes of which the sport has never seen. For the first time in the history of the sport, a television production crew enjoyed unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to the top rider in MX and no doubt they shot hundreds of hours of fascinating footage.

So why oh why did they decide to take the low road and (poorly) stage certain scenes and scenarios?

I get it. It's all about fun, right? If the Stewarts don't mind being portrayed discussing important professional matters while picking food from their teeth, what gives me the right to get bent out of shape about it? Well, I actually care about the Stewarts and I care about how their images are being used.

Unfortunately, I cannot levy all of my criticism on the producers of the program. I grew up in a household that valued education. My parents insisted that we learn and use good grammar at all times. Clearly that's not the case with some families today and apparently the Stewarts do not put much emphasis on clear diction. I wish that were not the case, because it makes this show sort of difficult for me to enjoy. C'est la vie.

Let's see what the next episode brings.

March 01, 2010

Atlanta Dream: Who was due?

My bad. I said Josh Hill was due for a win; I meant RYAN DUNGEY (5), of course! Numba 5 got himself a big one, his third of the year, at just the right time and in just the right place: the Georgia Dome, the scene of his very first professional win at his very first professional supercross waaaaay back in 2007. It was a huge win for the Rockstar superstar, as he entered the race tied in championship points, but left with a 20 point lead. Dungey fully capitalized on rival Ryan Villopoto's (2) trip over the handlebars while running in second place late in the 450cc main event.

By the looks of this GuyB photo, supercross motorcycles never actually touch the ground, they just fly around the track.

Atlanta Dream: Green Dean

Say "one-oh-ate" one time. Dean Wilson (108) grabbed the holeshot and led for 8 laps, setting the pace for a very exciting 250cc supercross main event in Atlanta last Saturday. Wilson's Monster Pro Circuit Kawasaki team mate Christophe Pourcel (1) ended up winning the race, after the fastest guy on the floor, Rockstar Makita Suzuki's Austin Stroupe (45), actually hit the floor of the stadium while leading. Photo by GuyB/Vital MX