January 30, 2011
Who's Reporting Things: Oakland Supercross
Transworld Motocross gets the best post-race interviews with their "How Was Your Weekend?" series. Here's the lastest from Oakland, straight from the riders' mouths.
I prefer these interviews to the ones that Feld Motorsports does with their Supercross Live team, mainly because they give the riders time to finish their racing day before putting them in front of a camera. Swapmoto at TWMX lets the riders be who they are, so they're much more relaxed and candid during the interviews. Supercross Live gets them just minutes after the checkered flag, which is okay for the most part, but sometimes these young men could use more time to gather their thoughts (and speak with their teams). But what I find particularly annoying is the way the Supercross Live reporters still use an old TV style of "wrapping up" or summarizing what the rider just said, as if the audience needs help understanding what they just heard.