Doing countdowns and superlatives is basically the go-to move for this time of year. Should be pretty obvious as to why – because it requires virtually no work. I am not the type of person who likes to work. That whole “feeling of accomplishment” thing always made no sense to me. Don’t get me wrong, I totally feel like I accomplished something with BROtocross, but that is only because I am almost famous and get free shit sent to me all the time. The actual work I put in pretty much holds no weight in my mind, not to mention it has not really required much work at all. Anyway, this week I feel like taking it eazy and not doing much. So things may be a bit slow this week, but I will be doing countdowns of some of the best shit on BROtocross in 2011. I am not going to go only by views, since the site now literally gets about 20 times the traffic it did in early 2011, so those numbers are just a little bit skewed in favor of the latest news stories. So here are a few of the big news stories of 2011, in no particular order other than that which I found them in:
Dungey To KTM Supposedly A Done Deal
This one was big, because it was the first time that I got an actual scoop before the rest of the industry. An inside source at KTM actually got in touch with me and gave me the lowdown, and pretty much every MX media outlet was hitting me up to shake me down for where I got the info. Because they didn’t get it.
James Stewart Arrested For Hating Traffic And Authority Like A Boss
This was arguably the biggest news story of the year for motocross. James got arrested and the world paid attention. I was legitimately psyched to see that Stewart does stupid shit like a normal person. It honestly improved his image to me.
Kevin Walker Arrested For Filming Kids Taking A Shit. Ha, Classic!
This was eazily the funniest news story of the year, I would say. Some backwoods yokel guy who rips shit up on the track and likes to rip his own shit up watching videos of kids on the john. Hilarious.
Ricky Dietrich Arrested For Showing His Woman The Backhand
I still have no idea whether this actually happened or not, but I thought it was funny. Not the domestic abuse, but writing about it was funny. Ricky D had a tough year in 2011.
Izzi v. Tickle At Milestone – Who Ya Got?
Fight stories at the track are great. When they are between two pros, it is just epic. Especially when a pro like Tickle is involved since he has not come out of his shell since he miraculously picked up his chick and realized that there was nothing else left for him besides racing.
Is James Stewart Going Suzuki For 2012?
I actually don’t like posting this, since it is not actually news and wound up not even happening. We knew that Bubbsy was testing a Suzuki, and I kind of ran with it, although half of this story did actually play out, since the speculation was that Stewart was going to JGR and JGR was going Suzuki. The reason I am posting this is because it actually is the most viewed post ever. By a fucking mile. People are dumb as fuck.