I was at X-Games last year, with a damn good view, came in with no bias on any of the riders there. And I refuse to believe he deserved that win over Kevin Pearce. As such, I do not like him. Even if it isn't his fault. He knows it's happening, he should grow a pair and say something about it.
You were there listening to everyone else because one of the announcers was whining about his win. I don't care how many people say Kevin threw down bigger airs. Yea he went higher and his spins were harder, but fact is Kevin did one less fucking trick at the end of the pipe. Why aren't any of you complaining that Kevin got cocky and already assumed he had the gold in the bag? If that was Shaun, all of you haters would have said that he didn't hit that last section because he was being too cocky.
Get real guys. Kevin could have won it if he so much as busted an indy grab on that last hit. But nope... he bypassed it altogether. Shaun did that last mctwist and that was that. Kevin might have went a little higher in the air, but Shaun did one more whole trick.
Do you guys think the judges only judge purely on the height of the jumps and the tricks? No, they put a lot of other stuff into consideration. Doing one less trick when you had plenty of room to makes you look bad. Go watch the replays since a lot of you were obviously too "lolumad?" to notice that.
I told you guys in the other thread that Shaun is busting big this year. All of those new tricks he learned are mind blowing. Shit that probably none of us will ever be able to do. How can you hate one someone that your skills doesn't even come close to touching? And what's with all of these people ragging on Shaun White's personality like they know him personally? You can only pass judgment based off of what you see in the media. And we all know the media is 100% credible
All of us also know that Shaun White makes 100% of his career decisions because he doesn't have a managing staff or anything. What, with him having so much time to sit down and play every single game his name is on for hours since he doesn't practice and all. Oh yea, he doesn't skateboard professionally either so that must mean he has all this time in the world.
I really do hope one you haters become wildly good at this sport and become famous. Let's see the types of decisions you make. Let's see if you become another Terje or just another "douche" in people's eyes. It's easy to say you'd turn down millions upon millions of dollars on principal alone while you are flipping burgers knowing full well your chances to actually make millions are slim to none.
By the way, that burger example was just an exaggeration to prove a point so don't come back at me with something like "I make a good living working for the I.T. department of my momma's basement."