>> Friday, October 29, 2010
By now you've all heard about the controversial (and subsequently shut down) program called "Ironman Access." If you haven't heard, here's the gist: Ironman announced the program called "Ironman Access" a few days ago where triathletes could pay $1,000 PER YEAR to have preferred registering for Ironman events. For that fee, you'd get to register for Ironman events 1 week ahead of everyone else, plus a DVD, a magazine subscription, and a few other things.
Facebook and Twitter EXPLODED with hate for Ironman. "Money grubbing" was the tone behind everyone's thoughts. And I agreed. Yet, when the Ironman Access program opened, it filled up quickly. But soon after, Ironman rescinded the program (and promised to return payments to those who took advantage of the plan). They heard everyone complaining. LOUDLY. Behold the power of social media...
Anyway, before the program was canceled, there were a pair of funny videos that hit the net. They don't have the cleanest language, but check these out. This falls under "funny 'cause it's true." I think the first one's a little better.
"Welcome to Ironman Access:"
"A card? Is it made of Unicorn skin?" Priceless. And I love the final sentence. ;)
And here's the second video.
"Ironman Access - Day Two:"
Suddenly, he's British...
"Yes.... everybody wins." Nice.
p.s. I currently have 1 entry for the "Bootyshaking Bike-Off." If you can make a video by Sunday at 3 pm, you can be entered for you shot to win around $250 in sweet bike gear. Check out yesterday's post for the prize details.