This Doug Henry backflip video hit the net earlier this week, but for some reason it was uploaded to Facebook, presumably in a feeble yet sadistic attempt to make people cut themselves to ease the pain of using the Facebook video player. Luckily, one rogue Samaritan threw it up on the YouTube, so now BRO can give it to the fans.
Doug Henry is tough as shit. Obviously, he’s from New England. Everything we do up there is about being better than the rest of the country. And I know you all are about to argue that your region is better, so I meet you with this question: Where is Doug Henry from? Exactly. We’ll see you all from the top step of the podium at the Bad Ass Motherfucker World Championships. Read more »
When this video was sent to me and I read “720″, I was hoping for a real 720. This is obviously exactly like the trick Travis does, but I already had the rant in my head, so here we are. For those that are not aware, X-Games is way earlier this year. In fact, the event is next week, which means it is time to get amped up for every BROs favorite moto discipline: Best Trick. Seriously, as much as I hate Best Trick, I love it. Either someone is going to land something epic or someone is going to destroy themselves, and even sometimes it is both. As far as I know, Travis is not competing this year, so this Aussie Best Trick specialist is picking up the pieces, going for that weird mega-corked 720 thing.
I know everyone loves Travis, but if I was a freestyle guy, I think I would hate him. He just constantly kills the curve; doing tricks that no one, including him, would ever want to do. He’s like the kid who actually does his homework on the weekends. Sick BRO, I was out getting loaded off my face all weekend like a normal person. If everyone would just chill out and collude a little, we would all be having more fun. Except the fans who watch for the crashes, and that is probably around 60% of the reason that I watch Best Trick anyway. I mean, ESPN knows damn well what they are doing when they offer a spot to some backwoods in-bred mountain man who has hit a ramp fewer times without flipping it than flipping it.
From Sports Illustrated – It would be NASCAR’s dream race in many ways: Ricky Carmichael, Travis Pastrana, James Stewart on the grid of the Daytona 500, legions of 18-to-39-somethings huddled around televisions and smart devices, breathlessly watching this triumvirate of motocracy as it prepared to compete in Sprint Cup’s premier event. Oh, the brand new merchandise they would be wearing. Oh, the loyalty for their new sport of choice bursting from their young and impressionable hearts as they follow their motocross/supercross/action sports heroes loyally to their new vocation. Full article here.
I am definitely becoming quite disgruntled with all of this NASCAR bullshit surrounding MX, probably because NASCAR is pretty much the EnduroCross of the mainstream. I say again that I do not understand why so many racers think that they can automatically go to NASCAR. Oh, I know why they want to; those guys get paid about a billion dollars a lap or some equally absurd amount like that. But, here is the issue BROs – you suck at driving a car circles. At least at first you do. I mean, give even an Asian woman with tunnel vision about a thousand laps and she will be Jeff Gordoning the fuck out of those left turns.
Ok, full disclosure here: I only read the first three paragraphs of this article. It just got really boring, and really all I needed was the first paragraph. First of all, the writer’s name is Brant. Ok, that’s one point for me and the rest of the world that is not named Brant. But seriously, NASCAR, get off our Kool-Aid. These guys want to race NASCAR for the cash money, that is it. I do not blame them, I blame every state south of the Mason-Dixie line (Google it) for enabling that sort of driver compensation. Brant, you make your sport sound pretty fucking pathetic saying your dream car race would be a race between a bunch of MX racers. Furthermore, trust me when I say that RC’s or Stewart’s involvement in NASCAR will not be enough to make people like it. You would need all the busty, loose women in the world to win that battle. Oh, and saying “18-39 somethings” makes no fucking sense. If you are giving specific ages, you needn’t use the “something” you dumb fuck.
P.S. How NASCAR is Carmichael now? I guarantee he is running a fat lip of Skoal right this second.