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No you don't start the thread, you just find a way to bring up how much you hate Shaun White and hope he wrecks in almost every single post you make in an X-Games thread.

I quote directly from the Superpipe thread: "I hope shaun wrecks <followed by a stupid amount of smilies>"

Please don't become that annoying 14 year old kid on the mountain who has to go a crazy rant about 'Shaun White killing babies and eating their souls' every time the topic comes up.

Go snowboarding and have fun instead of buying into the hate/hype that every other kid ends up doing.
The only reason most people don't like him anymore is because he doesn't care for the other riders much anymore. X-games is suppose to be a fun loving thing for all other riders to come together and have fun but he takes it like its his life. And he also leaves RedBull for Target.. I really don't understand why someone would do that but it is his choice. And it was really stupid and ignorant of him on the Superpipe to just do nothing on his second run. There are tons of people wishing they could be him just to have one chance to go down the Superpipe but he just leaves and waves in the air just because he knows he's going to qualify. And that's not what the X-games is about. Sure theres competition but he doesn't put any fun into it.
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Sandbech has to feel like a fucking idiot. Tried to sit out the final round like a boss thinking he had the thing on lock and ended up in 3rd after the last two jumps.
I know right! But it was pretty cool of him to be happy for the other riders even when they over-took him.
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The only reason most people don't like him anymore is because he doesn't care for the other riders much anymore. X-games is suppose to be a fun loving thing for all other riders to come together and have fun but he takes it like its his life. And he also leaves RedBull for Target.. I really don't understand why someone would do that but it is his choice. And it was really stupid and ignorant of him on the Superpipe to just do nothing on his second run. There are tons of people wishing they could be him just to have one chance to go down the Superpipe but he just leaves and waves in the air just because he knows he's going to qualify. And that's not what the X-games is about. Sure theres competition but he doesn't put any fun into it.
You're buying into the nonsense. X-Games was never a 'fun loving thing' for riders to come together. It was always a marketing play to get exposure for companies.

FYI, Redbull has serious health side effects, it's not some loving company that helps kids with cancer (or do they? I just realized they probably have a cancer charity section of their company if they have a good marketing team). Red Bull is an energy drink recipe that was taken from east asia and mass marketed well. Target is probably more family friendly than Red Bull if you want to think of it that way.

Athletes sign with red bull because they pay well. From what I've seen at contests, most of the people riding for energy drinks don't even drink the energy drink themselves (that stuff is horrible for you), it's just a sponsorship with good benefits at the end of the day.

You seem under the weird thinking that X-Games is some sort of fun loving snowboard event that is formed by snowboarders for snowboarders. It's not. It never was.

It's all marketing.

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No you don't start the thread, you just find a way to bring up how much you hate Shaun White and hope he wrecks in almost every single post you make in an X-Games thread.

I quote directly from the Superpipe thread: "I hope shaun wrecks <followed by a stupid amount of smilies>"

Please don't become that annoying 14 year old kid on the mountain who has to go a crazy rant about 'Shaun White killing babies and eating their souls' every time the topic comes up.

Go snowboarding and have fun instead of buying into the hate/hype that every other kid ends up doing.


How can you not root against Shaun White? He comes off as the biggest douche. And can Sal Maskela blow him already?
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You're buying into the nonsense. X-Games was never a 'fun loving thing' for riders to come together. It was always a marketing play to get exposure for companies.

FYI, Redbull has serious health side effects, it's not some loving company that helps kids with cancer (or do they? I just realized they probably have a cancer charity section of their company if they have a good marketing team). Red Bull is an energy drink recipe that was taken from east asia and mass marketed well. Target is probably more family friendly than Red Bull if you want to think of it that way.

Athletes sign with red bull because they pay well. From what I've seen at contests, most of the people riding for energy drinks don't even drink the energy drink themselves (that stuff is horrible for you), it's just a sponsorship with good benefits at the end of the day.

You seem under the weird thinking that X-Games is some sort of fun loving snowboard event that is formed by snowboarders for snowboarders. It's not. It never was.

It's all marketing.
Okay honestly i really don't care, but what i was trying to say is Shaun White wasn't who he used to be and that's why Backcountry isn't a big fan of him. That's why no one is anymore.
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How can you not root against Shaun White? He comes off as the biggest douche. And can Sal Maskela blow him already?
I don't root for or against him because I know it's all a marketing play either way. The only thing I root for is that he stops wearing ladies pants.

I'm indifferent to whether he wins or loses. What I do hate are stupid people who buy into the nonsense and spout hate nonstop without realizing they end up just as bad as the stupid people who love Shaun White and think he's the saviour of humanity.

It's like super Apple fans Vs super anti-Apple fans fighting. Both sides look like idiots with their flawed logic and bias nonsense.

Here's a fun sidenote:

The super-haters who jump on the hate bandwagon for Shaun White probably bring him just as much money as the people who love him because his haters probably start as many threads, google search him and talk about him twice as much as the people who love him.

The hate actually ends up bringing him even more money. It's very similar to the Howard Stern effect where they found out that people who hate Howard Stern end up listening to his radio show twice as much as his fans.

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Any one know of any good news about Halldor?
I looked him up on the news section of Google and not much showed up, only stuff from 11 hours ago, which is about the time he wrecked.

I'm sure it's not that bad but still, anyone know??
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I don't root for or against him because I know it's all a marketing play either way. The only thing I root for is that he stops wearing ladies pants.

I'm indifferent to whether he wins or loses. What I do hate are stupid people who buy into the nonsense and spout hate nonstop without realizing they end up just as bad as the stupid people who love Shaun White and think he's the saviour of humanity.

It's like super Apple fans Vs super anti-Apple fans fighting. Both sides look like idiots with their flawed logic and bias nonsense.

Here's a fun sidenote:

The super-haters who jump on the hate bandwagon for Shaun White probably bring him just as much money as the people who love him because his haters probably start as many threads, google search him and talk about him twice as much as the people who love him.

The hate actually ends up bringing him even more money. It's very similar to the Howard Stern effect where they found out that people who hate Howard Stern end up listening to his radio show twice as much as his fans.

Anyone who brings up Howard Stern is good in my book.
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Any one know of any good news about Halldor?
I looked him up on the news section of Google and not much showed up, only stuff from 11 hours ago, which is about the time he wrecked.

I'm sure it's not that bad but still, anyone know??
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