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I got some "why's" for you. Why is the AMA Pro Racing management such a joke? Why do the racers let it go on? Why do we feel we have to grid between 30-50 riders in the AMA events? Why did WSB need to go to a "spec" tire? Why does WSB give such crap to Ducati then give them what Ducati wanted in the first place? Why don't we hear anything about Australia and Canadian Superbike the way we do British Superbike?
Now that the "Why's" are out of the way I want to propose something that many may disagree with but to the loyal race fan it may make sense. First, the AMA should hire an "real" sports marketing company and management company for day to day race operations so we Americans don't look like we put on such a half-a$$ed racing show. Second, why don't ALL the Superbike sanctioning bodies get together and come up with a set of race-bike specs that EVERY Superbike adheres to no matter the series they race in.
Over the weekend it hit me- why not a Superbowl of Roadracing? If Superstock, as we know it, is going away- disband it in all series. If Supersport was replace with FX we'd have a "mini" Superbike for privateers and factory up and comers that don't have a "litre" Superbike seat. Encourage the new Red Bull Rookies cup series to go world-wide on "spec" bikes.
Mimic this across all sanctioning pro-racing organizations. Imagine AMA,WBS,BSB,ASB,CSB and JSB running the exact same rules. Then modify MotoGP into a world shoot-out of sorts. Take the top-five points leaders from Rookie, FX & Superbike and do a six round "real" world championship shoot-out during the last six races of MotoGP. Dorna would have to accept the fact that they would have to schedule one round in each country of the shoot-out rounds (it could be done) and all the series would have to start earlier or the rounds be scheduled closer together to get the Superbowl shoot-outs scheduled for the end of the year, but just think of having rotating tracks in each country for the shoot-out rounds every year... The racers couldn't get used to the same set-up every year because the tracks change from season to season. There would be many logistics to work out but the two hardest things to do would be getting a locked-in "World" Superbike spec and racers willing to travel overseas. It's possible and if we started the process now you could see it by 2010.
 

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Why indeed. I personally think the only tarmac 2-wheel races worth watching/following are MotoGP 800 and 250, WSB and AMA Supersport. The rest of the AMA series is a joke and MotoGP 125 is about as exciting as watching a cat nap.
 

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Why indeed. I personally think the only tarmac 2-wheel races worth watching/following are MotoGP 800 and 250, WSB and AMA Supersport. The rest of the AMA series is a joke and MotoGP 125 is about as exciting as watching a cat nap.
.. is that MotoGP 125 is far more entertaining than AMA Superbike.
 

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The best racing on TV is World Rally Cars, I love watching them haul ass around dirt roads.
 

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Damn you Sarnali for bringing up my favorite motor sport to which I cannot view any longer. I dont get OLN, uh er "Vs" and since they stole WRC from Speed Ive been having withdrawls. Sundays RallyX got the jones going once again... Really sucked missing Dakar this year. May finally have to bite the bullet and pony up for Digital Cable. Just sucks paying extra for 100 channels I could care less about.
 

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Tough s**t bub, you can pony up like the rest of us.........I pay out the butt for 100 some channels and watch 5 or 6 at the most, if you want to watch REAL sports instead of over paid over padded pansies huffing oxygen you can pay up too..
 

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Tough s**t bub, you can pony up like the rest of us.........I pay out the butt for 100 some channels and watch 5 or 6 at the most, if you want to watch REAL sports instead of over paid over padded pansies huffing oxygen you can pay up too..
And the real advantage of pay TV was going to be no commercials! Remember when that lie was going about? There are more f&cking commercials on cable channels than on the free broadcast ones. :rolleyes:
 

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Turn off the cable

You can get to Mo, MotoGP and WSBK on the computer........

Since we've brought up memories: Remember when the lottery was going to pay for the schools/property taxes?
 

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Since we've brought up memories: Remember when the lottery was going to pay for the schools/property taxes?
Hah-hah-hah-hah-hah-HAH!!!

As if anyone would believe that...............
 

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Damn you Sarnali for bringing up my favorite motor sport to which I cannot view any longer. I dont get OLN, uh er "Vs" and since they stole WRC from Speed Ive been having withdrawls. Sundays RallyX got the jones going once again... Really sucked missing Dakar this year. May finally have to bite the bullet and pony up for Digital Cable. Just sucks paying extra for 100 channels I could care less about.
Hopefully VERSUS (http://www.versus.com/) will cover it again this year -- they did a half-ass job, but still was bearable last year on their website covering it in the videos section. Sure do miss the old OLN coverage.
 
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