I agree.. a lot of MX riders are the same way.. When gust won last week he had me laughing too
Exactly. My entire point. These guys ARE from farms, rural places... they hunt, they fish, they ride quads.
That's what makes them so good at what they do. They are the best in the world, and it just so happens they come off a little hillbilly... but most are from below the Mason Dixon line. Everybody speaks that way.
Don't bash them... they are who they are.
Now that they are on TV, being interviewd on camera and such... some have PR firms they are working with to help them develop better "on camera" skills. It IS helping a bit, so we must be patient.
Our sport is 15 years behind the Dirt Bikes, we're still developing as whole.
Certain guys like Dunk, Luburgh, Brown, Spader... they are great on camera and on the mic.
Gust is ok, Ballance is ok, Jones is a quiet guy, he doesn't seem to like cameras in his face..
I laughed to when JJ was saying "Git that camera boy... git that camera" to his little boy - it was pretty bad I admit. But like I said, they are who they are.
Yoke is funny, the crowd loves Yoke... but he has a Kentucky accent and comes off a little hillbilly.. but that's part of his image. The younger generation of riders are less hillbilly - Bithell, Creamer, Upperman, McGill, Arno, Wienen.... they understand the importance to represent yourself well as a sponsored athlete.