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Old Jul 17th 2013, 11:05 AM   #21
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do you use skype mobile? we could all dial in and you broadcast it for us. just need a 2nd danielle...
No, I can facetime you but finding a 2nd Danielle could be tough
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me thinks this should make all right in the world of racing.....

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Old Jul 17th 2013, 12:25 PM   #23
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cant click the link im blocked at work oh wait iphone
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Seriously, I wonder why with as many riders in the states why there is such a little audience as other countries...

AMA superbike sux JH is Matthew McConahey in Dazed n Confused competing against High School kids..

If he was really fast he'd bring his ass at least to BSB or Moto2
Not like I'm fast but I'm just sayin..

Also, they need to approach AMA series sponsers i.e. AMA presented by Redbull or Monster.. instead of individual bikes... Not to mention the only twin is the EBR which by the way is a cool concept but ugly in track trim. Every other bike out there is a suzuki or R1 not many s1000 no ducs I dont see any kawa's
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Old Jul 17th 2013, 12:25 PM   #24
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Motorcycle racing in general is in trouble in this country.

Sad to say the least. I just don't think the average American is smart enough to appreciate motorcycle racing or F1.

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Old Jul 17th 2013, 12:35 PM   #25
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Motorcycle racing in general is in trouble in this country.

Sad to say the least. I just don't think the average American is smart enough to appreciate motorcycle racing or F1.

Agreed I'm an avid F1 fan going to COTA in Nov Can't wait for GP of NJ next year !!!

I can't for the life of me understand how going really fast in an oval is much more exciting then left & right hand turns engineering to the highest spec & I would say the chics that follow F1 are way better than the Nascar chics

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Old Jul 17th 2013, 12:36 PM   #26
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Also AMA should try & get picked up by Xgames or ESPN or something
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Old Jul 17th 2013, 01:48 PM   #27
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I can't for the life of me understand how going really fast in an oval is much more exciting then left & right hand turns engineering to the highest spec & I would say the chics that follow F1 are way better than the Nascar chics
I agreed and get ready for a fight if you mention this in front of nascar fans!
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Old Jul 17th 2013, 02:56 PM   #28
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The Superbike is the Josh Hayes show with a little Herrin in there. The lower classes are much more competitive but nowhere near enough people will watch. . .
While I understand the economics of broadcasting, I'm a diehard roadracing fan. I've been following AMA racing continually since the mid-90's. Even though the broadcast doesn't cover much of it, I enjoy watching the EBR's progress - especially with Aaron Yates back, hoping Danny Eslick can adapt quicker to the Jordan Gixxer and get up and fight again with Herrin like the 2011 Supersport season (tell me that wasn't exciting), and AMA Supersport is a damn fine show, more entertaining than World Supersport even though Beaubier is dominating.

Clearly, viewers like me are in the minority. Although I was initially excited to see "CBS Sports" picking up AMA Roadracing, when I their saw their intro montage with snowmobile's jumping, obscure 4-wheel dirt track racing, and other things I would never watch, I knew AMA had taken a huge step backwards in progress as a broadcast sport.

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Seriously, I wonder why with as many riders in the states why there is such a little audience as other countries...

If he was really fast he'd bring his ass at least to BSB or Moto2
Not like I'm fast but I'm just sayin..

Also, they need to approach AMA series sponsers i.e. AMA presented by Redbull or Monster.. instead of individual bikes... Not to mention the only twin is the EBR which by the way is a cool concept but ugly in track trim. Every other bike out there is a suzuki or R1 not many s1000 no ducs I dont see any kawa's
Too many squids like to pose on their slammed bikes in their Icon gear have no interest in watching racing - which ironically developed the products they actually buy and subsequently mutilate. The new "lifestyle" trend personally makes me sick.

Josh Hayes is a real talent stuck in the worst era of motorcycle racing. He raced the Yamaha M1 MotoGP bike at Valencia in 2011, a bike and track he had never seen before the weekend, qualified 16th and finished 7th, which is f'n awesome, all things considered. He's dominating the series just like Mladin and Spies before him and is on another planet relative to the rest of the field. He's 38 and really has no other options in any other series, a real waste of real skills.

Attack ran a fairly competitive ZX-10R with Steve Rapp last year, but they ran out of money too and Kawi USA is too poor to provide any incentive for a US team to race them, so they focus on SBK and see how great that is working.

There is also the V-Twin KTM RC8R, but why they waste the time and money is ridiculous, they're lacking about 20 HP and it shows. Last year they even had the German Superbike Champion come over and do some races as his teammate, but it was unimpressive. Twins are dead in top-level racing, a relic from a bygone era in Superbike racing. I've said it several times now and I'll say it again the 1199 is the last V-Twin Ducati Superbike.

In short, the economic meltdown of 2008 has basically destroyed sport bikes and racing - which is very simply a marketing tool for factories to sell product. No jobs + no buyers means no marketing and that's what's happening on track and TV.
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