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Old 02-01-2010, 03:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Shaun White: White Hot - 60 Minutes - CBS News
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Old 02-01-2010, 03:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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shaun white is a lame dude. he just want money and compete.
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I want money - it's why I go to work every day.
I'd also like to win competitions.

Damn...I must be lame too!

Though he does have girly hair





Oh, and why is this in the 'board' forum?
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shaun white is a lame dude. he just want money and compete.
Damn, you know Shaun White personally? I know you hate him, but since you know him... could you get me an autograph please!?!
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of course im not knowing him, i dont wanna know him. norwegian riders are best and coolest.
haha just watch halldor helgason i know him personally he took gold in his first xgames. i knew he would win something his is the woprlds upcoming.
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of course im not knowing him, i dont wanna know him. norwegian riders are best and coolest.
haha just watch halldor helgason i know him personally he took gold in his first xgames. i knew he would win something his is the woprlds upcoming.
You sir just caused yourself to lose all credibility.
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Did any of you guys actually watch it?

I found it pretty interesting. He was asked about a comment saying how he was all alone at the top. He had no 'friends' basically. Sean admitted to feeling kinda a lone. Also to have the dough to have your own halfpipe on a mountainside pretty insane especially when it can only be accessed by heli and he had his own camera crew recording.
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Did any of you guys actually watch it?

I found it pretty interesting. He was asked about a comment saying how he was all alone at the top. He had no 'friends' basically. Sean admitted to feeling kinda a lone. Also to have the dough to have your own halfpipe on a mountainside pretty insane especially when it can only be accessed by heli and he had his own camera crew recording.
I appreciated the admission that his big brother is his driving force because he is better than Shaun at everything. Since childhood he was so driven because he was simply trying to keep up.

I'm guessing Red Bull financed the halfpipe, but $10M per year is pretty insane income for a fringe sport athlete.
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of course im not knowing him, i dont wanna know him. norwegian riders are best and coolest.
haha you're either very young, very stupid or a combination of both.
Hating on Shaun, hating on Burton, hating whatever without any true logic behind might give you 'da real street cred when chillin out with da homies' but in real life it just makes you look like the next ignorant dumbfuck, and arent't there enough of those already?
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I appreciated the admission that his big brother is his driving force because he is better than Shaun at everything. Since childhood he was so driven because he was simply trying to keep up.

I'm guessing Red Bull financed the halfpipe, but $10M per year is pretty insane income for a fringe sport athlete.
Snowboarding isn't fringe. There are probably more dollars dumped into snowboarding than skateboarding at this point, and i don't consider skateboarding fringe at all. If you skate, you buy a board, maybe a helmet and some sneakers. $200 tops. If you board, you buy a board, bindings, boots, a shell, and multiple lift tickets ~$700 to start.

Shaun is lucky in that by time he came along, there was already an established infrastructure and business model for him to get sponsored and promoted on national/worlwide TV. Snowboarding is even an Olympic sport! That's pretty ridiculous if you compare Shaun to Tony Hawk....

Tony (and his contemporaries) had to make their own way their entire lives while largely being ignored by 'mainstream' pop culture. Skateboarding has been a viable sport for way longer than snowboarding with more participants than snowboarding.... yet it isn't an Olympic sport.

The difference is the median age of the participants and how much money the industry has to lobby the Olympic games committees.
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