I wasn’t taking out my frustration on Nyjah, I’m simply frustrated we don’t know the dates yet. I simply referenced him, because even Rob Dyrdek has joked about him stirring up trouble at hotels. I’m aware pretty much all the skaters party and what not and that it’s not just Nyjah. And I stated the Glendale, AZ because if you look at the arena, there really isn’t any other hotels to stay at expect the one right next door. In other cities sure, New Jersey no problem. Portland there are plenty of places and I wasn’t stating that was the only reason I hypothesis that they won’t be in Kansas City, it could be because the arena is booked for when they want it or the dates available aren’t available for fox sports one. That’s why I stated it was probably a mixture of things. Yeah, I’m not fond of Nyjah, I’ve made that clear, but I don’t hate the dude. I got made respect for him as a skater and I don’t let my un-fondness compromise my willingness to give him props or blog about him. How you manage to read that whole rant and only to conclude I was upset with Nyjah is what really amazes me. I was simply trying to share my thoughts and ideas on the whole waiting for dates and location situation, because like you guys, I know absolutely nothing.
As most of you realize. It’s mid-April. Two days from today (my time zone) last year, was the first Street League Stop. This year the only things we know are who the skaters are (which barely changed from last year) and that it will be know airing on Fox Sports One. But I REPEAT it’s mid-April and we don’t know when or where Street League will be this year. That’s ridiculous! Like most things in life, Street League has a bit of a pattern. For the past two/three years Street League has had a stop the 3rd weekend of May, about the 3rd weekend in June (though last year due to the number of stops they had it was the 2nd weekend), Mid- July, and the last Sunday in August for the Champs. Now, if Street League were to stick to that pattern this year, the dates would most likely be May 17th, June 14th, July 19th, and August either 24th or 31st. Considering it is MID-APRIL and ALL we’ve gotten from them is the dates and locations will be announced "Soon", (and they have been saying soon for a month now), I don’t think it would be logical for them to announce the dates and have less than a month before the first stop (and since they announced their “where would you like to see SLS” poll about a week ago, doesn’t seem likely that we will get answers “soon”). Now if they announce the dates/locations within the next two weeks, they could do a stop LATE May, I’m thinking May 31st, but then that would put the next stop around June 28th, and the one after that 26th of July, and the Champs would probably be August 31st, which is do-able and what I would put my money on for happening.
Now reasoning for this horrendous wait is probably a mix of working with Fox Sports One now (getting the time slots needed), getting the arena (again time slots and other important things), and location issues, cause even as Rob Dyrdek joked about on Ridiculousness, Nyjah is known for causing trouble at hotels, which probably means they can’t go back to certain ones (wonder why they went to Portland and not Glendale, AZ last year. That’s most likely why) and my guess (observing the locations of the poll) is that Street League won’t go to Kansas City this year like they have in the past.
But, hey what do I know? I just am very observant and notice patterns.
Yep!! They said 22 skaters this year, which is the 20 from last year (including Chaz and Austyn) and the two who won their way in last year; Manny Santiago and Ryan DeCenzo. [they made us worry last year for nothing, when they said two would be eliminated. But hey, if they still were with the X Games this year it probably would have, but since they aren’t, Why not have 22 skaters?]
Street League posted this poll on their website today. Stating “which U.S. City should SLS come to next?” With the options: Chicago, IL; Boston, MA; Boise, ID; Jacksonville, FL; Detroit, MI; Nashville, TN; or El Paso, TX. Which means a couple of things. The main one being, the “soon” street league keeps promising on the dates and locations being announced, won’t be so soon, because if they are asking where you want one to be, it means it’s not all figured out yet. It also PROBABLY (this is my guess) means, SLS won’t be in Kansas City like it always has been. Which is usually the first stop on the tour, hence the delay. (Considering the locations on the majority of the options) Also, looking at the locations, they probably have a California stop already figured, because it isn’t one of the options. And the last thing I’ve observed from this is the first stop will probably later than in years past, probably late May if not later. But I will like to note most of this is my observation of the situation.
HAPPY SKATEDAY || Photo By: @cortizphoto
#skate #skatelife #skateboarding #skatepark (at MannySlaysAll.com)