Tuesday, July 28, 2009

X Games week

X Games week (really the past month) is a crazy one around the Swope household. I've been involved with X Games in one way or another for all 15 years. First as a BMX rider, then organizer, now TV announcer and my wife is the director of public relations for X Games. Combine this with our very active toddler, several friends in town for the event and the general mayhem that accompanies XG and it's non-stop for the Swopes to say the least.

I'm very appreciative of everything BMX and the X Games have helped me accomplish and allowed me to experience. The TV announce role is especially important to me because of how difficult, complex and important it is for BMX and the riders in the event. I hope I do BMX justice...our riders and BMX in general deserves all the recognition and appreciation we can garner from the biggest stage in BMX and action sports. To all the riders competing; kick ass, have fun and keep it rubber side down!!!

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