As i was watching the summer olympics last night, i realized that the grandeur of the olympic stage can do a lot for an athlete and a country. but what it really does is provide a very large stage for the sport on display. Take, for example, swimming and gymnastics. These sports don't have a huge following until the olympics. Then, all of a sudden, these sports are uplifted above almost all others.
I believe this would be great for pipe skiing. But we need to let the world know that this is a legitimate and exciting sport that should be included in the Vancouver 2010 games. So i thought 'whats the ebst way to let the world know? Here's my idea:
Every pipe skier in this upcoming x-games should try to convince their sponsers to let them wear a tshirt (tall tee, bib number, or even a badge on their jacket) that simply states "skiing in vancouver 2010" or something to that effect. In addition, sponsers should make tshirts to hand out to spectators to further promote their cause. I feel that the xgames is the bigggest stage for our sport, second only to the olympics.
It is a modest proposal, and I feel that the sponsors could make this happen. So sponsors, and newschoolers, post in the thread if you feel this is a good idea, industery types, get the word out, athletes, make this a priority if you so choose.
lets make this happen.