The Summer X Games Are Really Moving Because Austin's Summers Are Too Damn Hot

Contrary to earlier reports, an ESPN spokesperson we spoke with this afternoon said that state funding had nothing to do with their decision to move the X Games out of Austin. Rather, they’d like to move the Summer X Games back to late July or early August when the weather in Austin is simply too hot to handle.

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Austin F1 Track Loses X Games For 2017 Over Changes In State Funding [Update: Not Really]

All right, Detroit: our loss in Texas is your gain, so here’s your chance a year early. The Austin American-Statesman reports that uncertainty surrounding Texas’ funding for events convinced ESPN not to return to Austin’s Circuit of the Americas in 2017 for the fourth and final year of its X Games contract. [Update:

You Just Missed The Coolest Motorcycle Riding Competition, And It All Went Down Online

Real Moto 2015 is a video-only, free riding category in this year’s X Games. If the idea of a video-only category bothers you, realize that it’s both 2015 and that, by definition, free riding doesn’t happen in massive arenas or designed courses. I too was skeptical, until I hit play...

How Did A Retired NASCAR Hall Of Famer End Up At The X Games?

Rusty Wallace isn’t just any ex-NASCAR racer. On top of an extremely successful NASCAR career, he’s also been a television commentator and a team owner. He is perhaps the least expected entry in this year’s X Games. How did he end up in this year’s Off-Road Truck races? He sat down with Speed City to explain.

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