Yes, this is what it's all about. This is about having a 500 lb sled land on top of you, it's about having your head hit on an icy half pipe edge after falling from a third floor height, it's about hitting a bump head-first after joustling for position in ski-cross with 3 other guys... And you are doing it all at night under artificial lighting so it can be televised in prime time to make other 15-year old buy more disgusting energy drinks. Feel anything wrong with this picture? Remember Sarah Burke? The whole X-games scene is not about skills, its about who got the biggest balls to make the sickest looking trick and walk away from it without getting maimed for life. No wonder some people don't make it. The TV audience does not care a single bit. BTW, I have TV too, and yes, I don't give a sh&t about tricks.
Your absurd claim that the X-Games are not about skill has already been refuted, but I wanted to add that Sarah Burke died from a freak accident practicing a low risk trick she had completed successfully many times before, and she was by far one of the most skilled female pipe skiers ever, so please don't insult her memory the way you have.
Also WTF are you talking about that the audience does not care about the tricks? Big air events are solely about the tricks, which is why the hardest/biggest ones get the most cheers, medals and notoriety for the athletes.
I do agree that energy drinks are garbage that kids should not be drinking.