QUOTE (LDZDAD @ Apr 9 2012, 09:05 AM)
Personally, I'd like to see them call it what it is and lets all move on. This was a takeover, not a merger.
Not complaining at all. I just wish they would stop trying to pacify everyone by pretending.
In a merger, people are going to want fairness and will complain if things aren't the way they want them.
In a takeover, you are happy to still be alive and grateful that the product is still available.
I, for one, am grateful that all the NBL tracks still have an opportunity to keep their doors open after the sanction fell.
Here's why it feels more like a takeover to me:
The rules and format still favor the ABA.
The membership cards still say ABA. The website and Facebook page are still the original ABA sites.
Race officials and staff are legacy ABA staffers.
Yes, they did update the big rig hauler graphics which now say "USABMX, The American Bicycle Association" (still found a way to keep the name there didn't they)?
I think they should have kept the ABA name and structure and said, "if ya wanna race, you have one option."
This is a pretty good post.
I'll add the "they" in your second line is more teh Internets Geniu3 society than anyone on the sanction side.
More to the point, all this "the sanction needs to ....." stuff is so much navel gazing as we (all of us, regardless of sanction) go through this meld process. I expect the 2013 rulebook will be the real interesting one.
I realize as BMXers it's our duty to only think of life one season at a time, but I'm guessing we're pretty much done with changes for this year, and for next are changes we've yet to imagine.