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What A Horrible Idea

“Street League Skateboarding™ announced today that for the first time in history, street skateboarding competition has been organized into its very own professional league, with the best skateboarders in the world competing head-to-head in a series of individual tour stops…a professional tour that bridges the gap between true street skateboarding and contest skating, which to date has been fragmented and misguided…Street League Skateboarding™ is the first sports entertainment property that gives professional street skateboarding its very own league for individual competition.”  – A Guy with Bad Ideas and His “Yes Men”

Dyrdek More Harm Then Good?

Dyrdek has helped open a few skate parks and has done some positive things with his career but now well… this is worse then Transworld running McDonalds ads.

“* In stores now and while supplies last, fast food and skateboarding fans can visit their local Carl’s Jr. and pick up a 42 oz. limited edition Rob Dyrdek collector’s cup when purchasing a large drink or a combo. The cups feature three designs by Rob – one introducing his exclusive toy line, Wild Grinders; Rob’s feature film Street Dreams; and his signature DC shoes”

“Finally, Carl’s Jr. is a major donor to a new safe skating area in La Fayette Park in Los Angeles funded by the Rob Dyrdek/DC Shoes Skate Plaza Foundation. The plaza, with a Happy Star logo built into its design”

Awesome! Thanks Rob, I’m glad your helping turn skateboarding into a giant commerical. I can’t wait to skate Carl’s Jr. Park. Its wonderful that the park is now just one big advertisement, and Carl’s Jr. can brand themselves as “cool” now.

Maybe you can convince Burto… uh Alien Work Shop to start selling to Big 5 or K Mart too… I’m sure you could make a couple dollars and ruin skateboarding a little more.