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Old 03-14-2014, 04:01 PM
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augggg....I'll try that again.

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Old 03-14-2014, 04:05 PM
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Softball is a very popular sport among teenage girls. I know that there are some adult softball beer leagues but most people who play the sport are teenage girls. Jennie Finch made a lot of money from endorsements. You shouldn't trash other sports, especially if you do not want other people trashing disc golf.
This is the same reason why people want Disc Golf to be mainstream. They don't want to be looked upon as frisbee throwing pot smokers hiding in the woods.
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Old 03-14-2014, 04:07 PM
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augggg....I'll try that again.
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How much softball is on TV though? Pros make money when the sport is on TV. TV expands the notoriety and gives it recognition to a much wider audience.

The people who want it widely accepted as a sport and not a bunch of pot smokers in the woods want the recognition and perceptions changed.

Isn't softball just a reason to get wasted? I think thats the perception of many including me.
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I don't play softball and never have if you don't count HS gym class. I know softball goes beyond that into competition but I also don't see it as a serious sport. They don't make much money and it's mainly to get wasted.
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It's the same thing with some peoples perception that disc golfers are just throwing frisbees in the woods to smoke pot.
You seem pretty preoccupied by this issue. Perhap you are not aware of the multiple other more popular and higher paying sports in which this is prevelent. I don't really see this as the sticking point. I agree with JayDub in that the issue is far more complex.
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Old 03-14-2014, 04:09 PM
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^ actually I have no problem calling a disc a frisbee if that is what gets it to be widely recognized and to that level, to me that whole argument is just semantics. But I do have issue with the pot smoking hiding in the woods label.
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Old 03-14-2014, 04:16 PM
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You seem pretty preoccupied by this issue. Perhap you are not aware of the multiple other more popular and higher paying sports in which this is prevelent. I don't really see this as the sticking point. I agree with JayDub in that the issue is far more complex.
Personally I really don't care what people think, other people do. I'm just giving my view on it. All the serious competitive sports are on TV regularly and the top athletes make boatloads of money.

More players = more demand for TV viewing = Bigger sponsors = Bigger payouts and endorsements = Greater competition and elite skilled players.

If you can make a million dollars a year playing disc golf you can be dang sure more and more people would take up the game professionally and younger players dream of making it.
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Old 03-14-2014, 04:22 PM
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^ actually I have no problem calling a disc a frisbee if that is what gets it to be widely recognized and to that level, to me that whole argument is just semantics. But I do have issue with the pot smoking hiding in the woods label.
i always call it frisbee golf when speaking with people who have never heard of the sport, everyone knows what one is so it saves time and is less confusing.

eta: i draw the line at frolf.
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Disc golf is never going to be heavily televised. Can we move beyond that as the holy grail of success?
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Disc golf is never going to be heavily televised. Can we move beyond that as the holy grail of success?
Within 5 years we will see it on ESPN or Foxsports.
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Within 5 years we will see it on ESPN or Foxsports.
Don't hold your breath. Aside from a fluff piece or quick blurb it is not going to happen.
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Old 03-14-2014, 04:58 PM
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Within 5 years we will see it on ESPN or Foxsports.
I believe I read that 5 years ago.
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