WATCH THE MONSTER ENERGY SUPERCROSS E-SX EVENT: BE PREPARED TO BE BORED

Actually playing this game at home is a lot more realistic than watching a hodge-podge of Supercross riders play it on TV. It went on forever. The graphics were miniscule on TV (even a 65-inch TV). The announcers sounded like they were locked in a closet. Most of the passes were of the stuck-throttle kind. A guy could get knocked down and be going again in 2 seconds. Letting the riders scream into their microphones sounded like 13-year-old girls at the Taylor Swift concert. The dots on the track map that represented where the riders were on the track, didn’t label who the riders were, who was leading and looked like a Pac-Man game. Maybe this will sell the Monster Energy AMA Supercross series video game, but it won’t get you your Saturday afternoon back.

Luckily, it is a lot better on YouTube than it was on TV. It was not anywhere near as realistic as the NASCAR i-Race events, but there is actually nothing “realistic” about a fake race played on a video console. After the amateurish production of last week’s Moto Fite Klub pay-per-view Old Timers race and this boring show, we can’t get to Utah fast enough for the real thing.

The Monster Energy AMA Supercross series will resume racing at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah, on May 31.

 

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