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01-25-2013 06:39 PM
jeephreak
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Originally Posted by lisevolution View Post
to get back to snowboarding and not WWE or UFC, Shaun White got as famous as he did because he was totally dominant in every competition he entered, Pipe, Slope and even Big Air as a young kid at the right time. It was revolutionary at that point for someone his age to be so dominant in a sport. Similar to Travis Pastrana in freestyle motocross.

If McMorris is able to do more than just do slope style or big air events he could maybe gain the same level of recognition but I doubt it because now it's not that rare. He isn't that young and he isn't consistently better than everyone else when he rides.

People slam SW and I understand why but there is definitely a reason he got to where he is. He may be a douche, he may get extra credit etc. but you tell me when you watch the pipe competition if there's anyone who even comes close to going as big as he does with the tricks he throws down. Before Pearce and Davis got hurt they were closing that gap but since then nobody is really close.

Personally I think he's super overexposed and I wish he'd just retire from competition like Craig Kelly or Terje did by the time they got close to this level of exposure but unfortunately that's not likely to happen anytime soon.
Great post. Totally agree. Was so pissed when Kevin and Danny got hurt, they were beating Shaun all the way up to their injuries.

Shauns talent is insane no doubt, but the media has crammed him down everyones throat so much that everyone hates when. I met him when he was a teen and he was mad chill. Now hes a typical sell out douche.

I was flipping through the ESPN channels yesterday and all I saw about slope was that Shaun made it. Nothing else about the 15 other riders. Cant wait for him to hang up his competition jersey with his long hair.
01-25-2013 03:59 PM
lisevolution to get back to snowboarding and not WWE or UFC, Shaun White got as famous as he did because he was totally dominant in every competition he entered, Pipe, Slope and even Big Air as a young kid at the right time. It was revolutionary at that point for someone his age to be so dominant in a sport. Similar to Travis Pastrana in freestyle motocross.

If McMorris is able to do more than just do slope style or big air events he could maybe gain the same level of recognition but I doubt it because now it's not that rare. He isn't that young and he isn't consistently better than everyone else when he rides.

People slam SW and I understand why but there is definitely a reason he got to where he is. He may be a douche, he may get extra credit etc. but you tell me when you watch the pipe competition if there's anyone who even comes close to going as big as he does with the tricks he throws down. Before Pearce and Davis got hurt they were closing that gap but since then nobody is really close.

Personally I think he's super overexposed and I wish he'd just retire from competition like Craig Kelly or Terje did by the time they got close to this level of exposure but unfortunately that's not likely to happen anytime soon.
01-25-2013 06:41 AM
Gdog42
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Originally Posted by NoOtherOptions View Post
Nope you are a moron. The UFC is a massive enterprise. I'd argue from a pure dollar standpoint it makes more than 90% of snowboard companies.
I wasn't referring to the UFC.

I was talking about WWE.
01-24-2013 11:25 PM
NoOtherOptions
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Originally Posted by Gdog42 View Post
wtf, seriously? *facepalm*
I already knew that. That's why I said "sport" with the fucking quotation marks...



...So speak for yourself. Holy shit.
Nope you are a moron. The UFC is a massive enterprise. I'd argue from a pure dollar standpoint it makes more than 90% of snowboard companies.
01-24-2013 10:13 PM
Gdog42
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Originally Posted by linvillegorge View Post
Pro wrestling isn't a sport
wtf, seriously? *facepalm*
I already knew that. That's why I said "sport" with the fucking quotation marks...

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That post made you look like a fucking moron.
...So speak for yourself. Holy shit.
01-24-2013 07:59 PM
CheeseForSteeze
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Originally Posted by Gdog42 View Post
Yep, that's happened in other sports and in some it's even gotten to the point of the whole "sport" revolving around the fake drama (Example: Super Steroid "You Did What With Mah Gurl?" Cage Fighting, or whatever it's called.)

I wonder if snowboarding could become like THAT someday...

Hopefully not.
The UFC has a contract with Fox now and has major promotional deals in most major first world countries. You sound like a moron. Good job.
01-24-2013 07:58 PM
CheeseForSteeze
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Originally Posted by kbettch View Post
It's not like McMorris couldn't go to any other company, or surpass white as the "golden goose"
Shaun White is worth more than the entire rest of the Burton team put together from a pure dollars standpoint. McMorris has decent marketability but White's Olympic credentials is what makes him worth mainstream $$ to Burton. Love him or hate him, that's a fact and no other rider brings that kind of mainstream interest to Burton.

McMorris could probably go to K2/Ride, Salomon or any of the other teams that can sling contracts similar to what he has now but I don't think he'd ever make as much money as if he stayed with Burton global.
01-24-2013 09:16 AM
linvillegorge
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Originally Posted by Gdog42 View Post
Yep, that's happened in other sports and in some it's even gotten to the point of the whole "sport" revolving around the fake drama (Example: Super Steroid "You Did What With Mah Gurl?" Cage Fighting, or whatever it's called.)

I wonder if snowboarding could become like THAT someday...

Hopefully not.
Pro wrestling isn't a sport and MMA isn't pro wrestling. That post made you look like a fucking moron.
01-24-2013 09:07 AM
IdahoFreshies
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Originally Posted by Leo View Post
Yea well, all he has to do is practice getting that hand drag on the landing and he'll have the perfect triple cork.
LOL!

He is going to be the first guy to get 100 in slopestyle AND suepr pipe in the same x games, all thanks to his patented grabs and hand drags.
01-24-2013 07:15 AM
Gdog42
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Originally Posted by john doe View Post
Please. I would give one to one odds that this trash talking was set up by Burton to make the XGames more interesting. Nothing like a little drama to get viewers and have Sal mention it 100,000 times through the weekend.
Yep, that's happened in other sports and in some it's even gotten to the point of the whole "sport" revolving around the fake drama (Example: Super Steroid "You Did What With Mah Gurl?" Cage Fighting, or whatever it's called.)

I wonder if snowboarding could become like THAT someday...

Hopefully not.
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