Sunday, February 13, 2011
I'm going to complain about the Kansas City Monster Jam event, then tell you how good it is
At any rate, the small size of the Sprint Center will forever hamper the quality of participants Kansas City's Monster Jam event will attract, and it will always hold back the amount of action the drivers can present.
That being said, I still go every year. The constant complaining doesn't stop us from spending ridiculous amounts of money on tickets and concessions. These events cause long-term hearing damage and carbon monoxide poisoning, so you can bet I'll be there.
This year's Monster Jam event was an all-freestyle format, meaning they got rid of the pointless drag racing events that meant nothing due to the short length of the stadium. They had a wheelie contest, a donut contest, some kind of timed event, and an all-out freestyle finale.
Actually, the most nail-biting portion of the afternoon was the motorcycle/BMX bike/quad-runner exhibition. Some of those motocross guys are certifiably crazy when they take those big jumps, and the BMX bike guys aren't too far behind. At one point, they had motocross, BMX bike, and quad runner guys all jumping over and under each other on the same ramps, while the superbike guys were doing wheelies and stuff around the edges. I gotta' tell ya', that little display took your breath away. You seriously wonder how they survive the show.