Time for a rant. I fully grasp the need to placate sponsors. I know they pay the bills. I know that teams and events can’t survive without them. I know we love them. But please, can we stop rewriting history every time a title sponsor changes?

Ricky Carmichael is not a 5-time winner of the Daytona Supercross by Honda (well, maybe Honda actually was the title sponsor every year the GOAT won, but that’s not my point.) Jeremy McGrath is not a 7-time Monster Energy Supercross champion. Mr Daytona Scott Russell is not a 5-time winner of the Daytona 200 by Honda.

I am sick and tired of reading that every past champion won some event sponsored by this or that company or product. It completely destroys continuity and rewrites history. Scott Russell won the Daytona-freakin-200. Not the 200 by Honda or Yamaha or whoever the color of the month is. Monster Energy didn’t even exist when Showtime was racing and he damn sure never won a Monster Energy Supercross title.

I know most of this crap comes from lame-brain PR people who’s only job is to shill for one company or another. And I know the bosses love to see the sponsor’s name in every piece of crap that goes out the door.

But can we at least pretend that we have a modicum of respect here. Can we at least make believe that there is something more important about the history of event than just today’s title sponsor? I throw up in my mouth a little bit every time I read that junk.

Youthstream announces that effective immediately all the users of MotoCrossMX1.com and SuperMotoS1.com can post the contents, including news and photos, to their Facebook friends. Woohoo.

MotocrossMX1.com has some of the worst, most vapid motocross content on the planet. It’s a veritable black hole (and I don’t care what that moron John Wiley Price says, that’s not a racist statement) of useful news and comment.

Bah. Humbug.

Motocross MX1 is publishing a short series of articles on the History of World Motocross Championship. Part 1 of the series is up now. Parts 2-4 will be published in the next few weeks.

If they are as poor as Part 1 there isn’t much point in reading them. Not much history here — there are about 5 2-sentence paragraphs to cover the period from 1957-1972. Bummer.

In today’s Racerhead column Davey Combs announced a press conference to be held tomorrow morning at the MGM Grand Hotel. Coombs will announce some of MX Sports’ plans for the 2009 Pro MX season. There have been a lot of discomfiting rumors flying about. Many sound far-fetched, to me. But you never know. Hopefully we’ll get answers that put the worst of them to bed.