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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”

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The Maloof Money Cup

The Magoof Money Cup is fucking lame.

1. Contests suck. Next step the Olympics or the high school skateboard leagues (wait, no, California already started that). Contest suck, pure and simple. Skateboarding isn’t about being judged, proving your better than someone else, or skating the “right” way, its about doing whatever the hell you want, doing something creative, and having fun.

2. Joe and Gavin Magoof should stick to basketball, owning hotels and banks, and making shitty tv shows/movies.

3. Its nice that skateboarders are able to make some money but its sad to see how easily we are bought out. Also why is it that  it takes these businessmen for skaters to finally start making some big money?. No one else in this 5.2 billion dollar industry can afford to offer big prize money? Zumiez you did 401 Million in sales last year and you can’t do anything other than a coach tour? Shoe companies you can’t chip in? No, all the shoe sales at Zumiez, Zappos.com,  Journey’s, and Dillard’s aren’t making you enough money?

4. After consulting and hiring all the right people to make a nice looking park, it is just demolished afterwards. Lots of cities don’t have skateparks and could sure use one. Its ridiculous and wasteful just to demolish the park after the contest. Why not do this in a city that could use a park? (The skater’s of Philadelphia are still trying to raise money for their park why not help them out?)  At least this way the Magoofs would be contributing to skateboarding as a whole, instead of only lining a few skaters’ pockets.

5. The Magoofs aren’t skateboarders they are “bro”s and businessmen, and don’t have any right to do anything in skateboarding (fuck yea TMZ coverd my party bro). Don’t fool yourself by thinking that they enjoy skating, want to help us out, etc. they saw a business opportunity, a way to make money off of us, and went for it.

The Magoof Brothers: The Most Core Skaters Ever, Bro

The Magoof Brothers: The Most 'Core Skaters Ever, Bro

Arizona State University…

…is a terrible place. 

 

Dean Crow... sucks

Dean Crow... sucks

 

1. The school denied President Obama an honorary degree. Really?

2. The school is only worried about money. “Publish or Perish” isn’t the Dean’s motto, I think something he would be happier with would be “get a grant or get out.”

3. The school is trying to get rid of tenure… hell if i went to school for 4 for the B.S., then 2 for the M.A., then 3-5 more for a PhD. (not to mention the people that do another 2-3 for a post doc), then killed myself for another 5 years to get tenure… I’d think I had earned a little job security. 

4. If the dean can’t take away an established professors tenure away, he has increased teaching loads for full professors in hopes of getting them to retire.

5. The freshman MUST live on campus and buy a meal plan… another good way to make money (I’m very glad I went there when I could live at home otherwise I wouldn’t have been able to afford a degree from ASU)

6. The size of the classes are going to be huge, while not up to a 1,000 students in a class room yet, some NON-freshman classes will have over 500 people.

7. Finally for a school that is trying to make… errr save money maybe we can cut the Deans salary that is nearly $700,000 per year.

Es?

What happened? These are as bad as the Chet 4s or the D3s.

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but then again, they are about as cool as furniture made outta skateboards

Tap-Out Taking it to the Streets, Bro.

…fucking bros

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A 20-year-old Portland man’s jaw was broken in three places and he had five teeth knocked out in a confrontation early Saturday morning at the MAX line Skidmore Fountain station in downtown Portland.

http://www.kptv.com/video/18934828/index.html

http://www.oregonlive.com/news/index.ssf/2009/03/skateboarder_says_he_and_pal_w.html

Lutzka Trades Dignity for Paint Job

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…riding for Oakley wasn’t cool enough?