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Old 08-01-2007, 08:28 AM #1
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Petition To Have Paintball In The X-Games

Hey guys if we REALLY want this to happen then we all have to sign this. This is why i posted it.

!PUT IT IN YOUR SIGS!

Do not sign more that once ESPN will then think we cheated because they will see your name more than once in the petition.

http://www.petitiononline.com/pb123/petition.html

Sign the pettition and we will see what the results are.

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Old 08-01-2007, 07:15 PM #2
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In case you've never seen the X-Games, they're all about individual alternative sports. Paintball, in case you never realized, is a team sport. Unless you want ESPN to destroy the sport by creating some sort of haggard beefchuck 1 V. 1 tournament, I would suggest not pushing for it to be included.
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Old 08-02-2007, 01:19 PM #3
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Old 08-02-2007, 07:22 PM #4
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they just allowed rally style racing in to the games witch is a team sport since you have a driver and a co-driver.
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Old 08-03-2007, 02:53 AM #5
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they just allowed rally style racing in to the games witch is a team sport since you have a driver and a co-driver.
You have a valid point my friend, but there is only one car! Plus the co-driver doesn't get squat for respect or credit, he's basically just in it for a really fun whip through the rally stages..
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Old 08-03-2007, 02:57 PM #6
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yea, just signed the petition...wow 23,508 sigs...we r well on our way!!

do u kno how many sigs we need to have it entered as an x-game sport
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Old 08-03-2007, 03:24 PM #7
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yea, just signed the petition...wow 23,508 sigs...we r well on our way!!

do u kno how many sigs we need to have it entered as an x-game sport

im not sure honestly how many but the more the better everybody should put this in there sig to help promote this it should help
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Old 08-03-2007, 03:34 PM #8
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Old 08-04-2007, 12:02 AM #9
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You have a valid point my friend, but there is only one car! Plus the co-driver doesn't get squat for respect or credit, he's basically just in it for a really fun whip through the rally stages..
You must not watch rally. Because the co-driver is telling the driver what turn is coming up. This isn't NASCAR where they take four turns two hundred times. No offense to NASCAR though.
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Old 08-04-2007, 05:30 PM #10
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You have a valid point my friend, but there is only one car! Plus the co-driver doesn't get squat for respect or credit, he's basically just in it for a really fun whip through the rally stages..
ONE CAR= ONE TEAM....PAINTBALL HAS 5-7-10 PLAYERS ON ONE TEAM...RALLY HAS THE TWO IN THE CAR PLUS THEIR "PIT" CREW...!

JUST LETTING YOU GUYS KNOW IM POSTING THE LINK TO THE PETITION HERE IN BRAZIL ... IM SURE I CAN GET SEVERAL MORE VOTES HERE...!!

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You have a valid point my friend, but there is only one car! Plus the co-driver doesn't get squat for respect or credit, he's basically just in it for a really fun whip through the rally stages..
The X-Games are not focused purely on individual only sports... even though they have dominated the majority of events selected. For instance, the last 3 years at least has seen East Coast vs West Coast Surfing... a team from each coast competing against each other, not individually.
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Old 08-05-2007, 08:52 PM #12
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there definately should be paintball in the X-games.
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Old 08-06-2007, 08:31 AM #13
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guys, have any of you been to the x-games? If you have, you'd know that paintball wouldn't fit in well because it doesn't serve a good enough "on the edge of your seat" thrill for the audience. People wanna see big air and big crashes...i don't see paintball fitting into that...
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Old 08-08-2007, 01:09 PM #14
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Old 08-08-2007, 04:35 PM #15
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umm...paintball is considered more of an extreme sport, i don't think my grandmother would turn on NBC to watch paintball during the Olympics.
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Old 08-08-2007, 05:51 PM #16
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The biggest problem with paintball in Xgames is that the Xgames is owned by Disney. Disney in fact owns all of the rights to the activity's performed there and aired on TV. If you watch carefully on the people invited to the Xgames they are all attached to Disney in some way or another. Be it through a sponsor or other dealings. (IE Tony hawk with his video game line)

In order for Xball or Paintball in general to get into the Xgames, Disney would have to buy the rights to Xball or to the teams that competed, and since the teams are currently owned by companies inside paintball, that isn't likely to happen anytime soon.

Individuals are different, since they technically own themselves. So they "Rent" themselve to Disney in exchange for the media time, and sponsorship.

So either, Disney would have to see a reason to own a paintball team or more, OR we'd have to have a mass exisdous of the pro's from the Pro teams so they could be indivisually sponsored by disney in order to attend.....

In short, Money talks....and paintball is small money atm.
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Old 08-08-2007, 11:11 PM #17
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guys, have any of you been to the x-games? If you have, you'd know that paintball wouldn't fit in well because it doesn't serve a good enough "on the edge of your seat" thrill for the audience. People wanna see big air and big crashes...i don't see paintball fitting into that...
Yea, well I think that as many people would be scared ****less to go play with the paintballers in the X-games as they would riding a dirtbike off a jump.
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Old 08-09-2007, 07:50 AM #18
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Yea, well I think that as many people would be scared ****less to go play with the paintballers in the X-games as they would riding a dirtbike off a jump.
Doing tricks off a 75ft jump is a little more intimidating than playing paintball...i've been racing for 18 years now and i'm pretty sure that fmx is a little more exciting than paintball.
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Old 08-09-2007, 12:00 PM #19
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my god paintball is getting tv contracts steadly now so i hope these threads will stop.
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Old 08-14-2007, 06:06 PM #20
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Old 08-17-2007, 02:24 AM #21
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