I wouldn’t say F the Olympics. “If” they broadcast BMX during primetime it could generate interest. That’s basically what everybody is hoping for. Millions of people that don’t even know the word BMX would see it for the first time. If millions of people saw BMX as part of the Olympics they might think BMX is an international sport to be taken seriously. Not just an “extreme” sport with just a small cult-like following.
But that’s just it. I don’t think it will be shown primetime. It’ll be buried at 2am on a Tuesday night and very few people will see it.
What’s wrong with putting the NJ series on TV? That would be a good thing. I’ve envisioned that. I’ve seen some dumb-ass, boring high school sports on cable access and thought, if this stuff can be on, BMX definitely can!