re-post, because the world needs to know how annoying ESPN is right now
Let me start off by saying I have a lot of respect for the Shaun Whites and the Tony Hawks of the world who can do ridiculous things with a skateboard/snowboard/whatever they’re using to pull off these stunts. But that’s all they are. Stunts. Tricks. Dare-devil acts that ESPN tries to cram down our throats as “sports” with events like the Winter and Summer X-Games. They’re not just sports to the big corporations looking to profit off of their popularity, they’re EXTREME sports. Give me a break.
Between the Winter and Summer X-Games, there are 32 current events and 19 that have been removed for one reason or another. I’ve picked out a few of my “favorites” (ie how the hell is this a sport?). The following are actual events, I’m not making this up:
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