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DiscFifty 04-08-2021 11:28 AM

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Originally Posted by Three Putt (Post 3706744)
Nobody is checking into an account that posted once, so don't take the fact that the account is open as proof of anything.

Ok, thanks. I thought an account using a popular disc golfer's name would be verified immediately.

Jay Dub 04-08-2021 11:29 AM

Anyone can send Brodie a message on social media to confirm if this is him or not.

Three Putt 04-08-2021 01:38 PM

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Originally Posted by DiscFifty (Post 3706793)
Ok, thanks. I thought an account using a popular disc golfer's name would be verified immediately.

It's actually up to him. If he wants the account verified he has to contact timg. We are not going to chase somebody down and beg them to have a verified account.

Ahildy13 04-08-2021 06:07 PM

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Originally Posted by BuiltTooLong (Post 3706777)
Knowing what you know now (growth of disc golf, money earned by McBeth and others), would you say that your earnings potential is higher with disc golf or golf?

During the Pardon my Take interview it was stated that golf being so expensive is one of the reasons that drove you to disc golf. That doesn't exactly mesh with your statement here, although it doesn't completely contradict it.

It clearly wasn't him.

brutalbrutus 04-08-2021 07:37 PM


Tomphoolery 04-09-2021 12:43 AM

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Originally Posted by DiscFifty (Post 3706692)

Came in to comment on this.

Brodie cracking 1000 so quickly is a good feat, but the idea of releasing a special edition disc for a 1k rating is just hilarious.

txmxer 04-09-2021 12:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Tomphoolery (Post 3707008)
Came in to comment on this.

Brodie cracking 1000 so quickly is a good feat, but the idea of releasing a special edition disc for a 1k rating is just hilarious.

We throw molded plastic at a wire basket. Why is this hilarious?

Iím no fan nor hater, just seems right in line with all the social media/channels the players are promoting to try and make a living in this sport.

Really the whole mass of people trying to be content creators these days.

Tomphoolery 04-09-2021 12:53 AM

Maybe I can clear this up with a meme:

https://i.imgflip.com/3pne4m.png

brutalbrutus 04-09-2021 08:46 AM

Not so good for the first round. E 998

Horsman 04-09-2021 08:48 AM

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Originally Posted by Tomphoolery (Post 3707008)
Came in to comment on this.

Brodie cracking 1000 so quickly is a good feat, but the idea of releasing a special edition disc for a 1k rating is just hilarious.

Hey now, Ive been wanting to get a tattoo to mark the milestone in my DG career. Getting to 1000 isnt easy

txmxer 04-09-2021 08:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Tomphoolery (Post 3707014)
Maybe I can clear this up with a meme:

https://i.imgflip.com/3pne4m.png

Nice. I get your point. My point was more that the ship sailed long ago.

When does a sub 1000 MPO get his own disc in the first place? And they sell out before the mold is cold.

Ahildy13 04-09-2021 01:06 PM

When you bring 3 Million followers with you.

Jay Dub 04-09-2021 01:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Ahildy13 (Post 3707137)
When you bring 3 Million followers with you.

That number gets getting bigger. It was 2 million last year.

Tomphoolery 04-09-2021 01:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Horsman (Post 3707048)
Hey now, Ive been wanting to get a tattoo to mark the milestone in my DG career. Getting to 1000 isnt easy

I'm not saying it is easy. Brodie or any 1000 rated player would smoke me in a round. I'm sure Brodie will keep improving and will be past 1000 soon enough too.

I'm not trying to be a hater. I actually like Brodie. I don't buy his discs or anything, but I have a soft spot in my heart for him in an "oh, Brodie!" kind of way. Legit just find the 1000 disc funny.

R-Ogre 04-09-2021 01:58 PM

We’re not selling insulin to poor people here. Good on Brodie/ Discraft for finding ways to take fanboy $$$ and convert them into wages for the DC crew. Sell em for $40/each if they can lol

autocrosscrx 04-09-2021 02:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Tomphoolery (Post 3707159)
I'm not saying it is easy. Brodie or any 1000 rated player would smoke me in a round. I'm sure Brodie will keep improving and will be past 1000 soon enough too.

I'm not trying to be a hater. I actually like Brodie. I don't buy his discs or anything, but I have a soft spot in my heart for him in an "oh, Brodie!" kind of way. Legit just find the 1000 disc funny.

I'd hate to see how you react to people that you don't like.

jakebake91 04-09-2021 02:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Tomphoolery (Post 3707014)
Maybe I can clear this up with a meme:

https://i.imgflip.com/3pne4m.png

That is the absolute PERFECT summary of what's occuring! Well played good sir, well played!

Tomphoolery 04-09-2021 02:09 PM

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Originally Posted by autocrosscrx (Post 3707162)
I'd hate to see how you react to people that you don't like.

And I'd hate to see you get a rip in your paper thin skin from my sharp tongue.

autocrosscrx 04-09-2021 02:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Tomphoolery (Post 3707167)
And I'd hate to see you get a rip in your paper thin skin from my sharp tongue.

Yeah. I don't want you to lick me. Especially with Covid and all.

autocrosscrx 04-09-2021 02:28 PM

I think the 1000 rated stamp is a good idea, but man that stamp. I wonder if the same person that dreamed that up dreamed up the tour series discs with just the last name.

brutalbrutus 04-09-2021 04:11 PM

Better today -4 but somehow that's worth 23 less ratings points today than yesterday. 1007(1030). Was there a drastic change in weather?...

ReinZ_96 04-09-2021 04:38 PM

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Originally Posted by brutalbrutus (Post 3707216)
Better today -4 but somehow that's worth 23 less ratings points today than yesterday. 1007(1030). Was there a drastic change in weather?...

Udisc live says 9mph wind right now, yesterday was like 20-25+

DiscFifty 04-09-2021 04:42 PM

If ratings are less today for the same score yesterday, could mean more players are shooting lower today.

Cgkdisc 04-09-2021 04:48 PM

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Originally Posted by DiscFifty (Post 3707234)
If ratings are less today for the same score yesterday, could mean more players are shooting lower today.

That occurs when the course is playing easier. Looks like significant wind difference between rounds.

brutalbrutus 04-10-2021 02:31 PM


brutalbrutus 04-11-2021 01:07 AM

998 1005 1017 t-27th not great but after watching the GK vid from rd 1 and the livesteam today, it could have been worse as windy as it was. A lot of good players played worse than he did.

davetherocketguy 04-11-2021 05:43 AM

If I got a 1000 rating and had an opportunity to sell a gahzillion discs as a result...You dang right I'd do the same thing and so would ALL of you.

robdeforge 04-11-2021 08:18 AM

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Originally Posted by davetherocketguy (Post 3707587)
If I got a 1000 rating and had an opportunity to sell a gahzillion discs as a result...You dang right I'd do the same thing and so would ALL of you.

probably, but I'd also try to not say stupid stuff like "Good thing ratings donít matter *Thumbs up emoji*"

Jay Dub 04-11-2021 08:20 AM

Nope, he's not sensitive at all... :popcorn:
lol

Brodie Smith
@Brodiesmith21

Apr 9
For the haters: If the 1000 rated disc was a cash grab I would have sold 10,000 instead of the 1000 we did. Itís a disc for my fans, the ones that supported me from the beginning. So we can all look back and think just how wrong all you haters were. Keep fueling the fire.

ChrisWoj 04-11-2021 08:46 AM

The number one reason I'm not a Brodie Smith fan is the way he obsesses over the "hater" narrative. Come on Bro, sell your narrative as having SOME kind of substance.

Jay Dub 04-11-2021 08:52 AM

We all know "haters = people who don't praise all things Brodie."

ChrisWoj 04-11-2021 09:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Jay Dub (Post 3707602)
We all know "haters = people who don't praise all things Brodie."

It is just... really ****ing boring. Like... Come on Brodie, we've seen this episode 50 times already, move forward.

Rastnav 04-11-2021 10:12 AM

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Originally Posted by ChrisWoj (Post 3707610)
It is just... really ****ing boring. Like... Come on Brodie, we've seen this episode 50 times already, move forward.

Iím in the ďThere is something rotten in the state of Brod-markĒ camp, but itís not like being fueled by slights, both real and imagined, isnít extremely common in higher level sporting activity. Itís just that usually we havenít been directly exposed to it. Brodie made his living off of being a self-made ďbrandĒ on social media. His bread is buttered by direct interaction with the broad public.

Someone like Aaron Rodgers or Tom Brady? We'll get the ďfueled by petty grievanceĒ stories 30 years from now, if at all. Right now, we only get small shades of it in locker room reporting. When it comes to off the field image, we mostly get the spit-polished marketing images given to us by the NFL (THE brand), State Farm, Nationwide, etc.

None of that makes it a good look, of course. Plus, we donít tend to see a lot of it in pro-DG, it seems to me, so it's jarring. Maybe something about the closeness of pro touring life means that you tend not to be able to successfully use that approach.

ChrisWoj 04-11-2021 11:21 AM

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Originally Posted by Rastnav (Post 3707617)
Brodie made his living off of being a self-made ďbrandĒ on social media. His bread is buttered by direct interaction with the broad public.

This is IT right here. Brodie's bread is buttered by his narrative. He is selling himself as a story. He insists on repeatedly coming back to the tHiS iS aLL fuELeD bY tHe HaTerZ narrative. It gets boring, and it is certainly a primary reason why I stopped watching his videos.

(secondary reason being - my curiosity was piqued by the journey-to-1000 and seeing his form come along. Now that he's pretty much demonstrated the successful 'transition' to DG, I'm not nearly as interested in him as a middling touring pro... but that's something that could be mitigated by having an interesting narrative that he's willing to push beyond "i gOt HaTerZ")

txmxer 04-11-2021 11:28 AM

I saw him play a warm up round with McBeth for Waco. That was a good video. Paul was giving tips on lines and disc selection.

Side note, I also liked the video PM did with Simon where they threw each other’s lines.

autocrosscrx 04-11-2021 11:33 AM

The Kona vid is pretty good. I didn't watch all of it, but I like watching his wife play, too. I like seeing how someone balances coaching and keeping it fun for someone that is close to them.

brutalbrutus 04-11-2021 11:44 AM

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Originally Posted by Jay Dub (Post 3707602)
We all know "haters = people who don't praise all things Brodie."

There's plenty of real haters out there. Mention his name in the youtube chat for Jonesboro this week and you'll see them come circling like sharks... and I'm sure he has plenty on his social media accounts but i don't follow those.

Personally, i've never liked the fake chip on the shoulder BS from any athlete...especially in football. You know, the "bulletin board material" ****.

If you need fake outrage to get you pumped up to compete, you might be in the wrong line of work.

Rastnav 04-11-2021 12:30 PM

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Originally Posted by brutalbrutus (Post 3707638)
There's plenty of real haters out there. Mention his name in the youtube chat for Jonesboro this week and you'll see them come circling like sharks... and I'm sure he has plenty on his social media accounts but i don't follow those.

Personally, i've never liked the fake chip on the shoulder BS from any athlete...especially in football. You know, the "bulletin board material" ****.

If you need fake outrage to get you pumped up to compete, you might be in the wrong line of work.

I don’t understand the mindset personally. It’s completely foreign to me. That mindset would be personally demotivating.

But, the idea that generating anger, by whatever path, as a means of motivation means you are in the wrong line of work? That’s simply not true. We know that some of the greatest athletes of all time used this approach. It’s extremely common at every level of sports.

Now, it very well may end up making you miserable. I don’t think it’s a good approach to life, but ... athletes live or die based on performance, not life outcomes.

dehaas 04-11-2021 03:30 PM

Maybe I’ve got a different perspective on it, but for all intents and purposes professional athletes are entertainers...same as an actor, musician, or whatever.

The difference is, their talent lays within athletic ability, not acting, music, or whatever.

Pro athletes make the cash they do because people watch them compete...for entertainment purposes...and that viewing base draws in advertisers and other revenue streams.

I think of it like a pro Wrassler, lot of trash talk and hype to make it more entertaining. Lot of Brodie haters out there, so he can ride that wave forever. Hopefully at some point he gets good enough where his story becomes Brodie the legit contender at a couple of events a year. In the meantime you’re gonna see him calling out the haters when he makes incremental progress because he knows it’ll stir the pot. After all, it’s entertainment...

ChrisWoj 04-11-2021 04:04 PM

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Originally Posted by dehaas (Post 3707690)
I think of it like a pro Wrassler, lot of trash talk and hype to make it more entertaining.

This is all of sport, for sure. The only difference between professional wrestling and other "legit" professional sport is that the outcomes are allowed to be randomized (to varying extents).
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Lot of Brodie haters out there, so he can ride that wave forever. Hopefully at some point he gets good enough where his story becomes Brodie the legit contender at a couple of events a year. In the meantime youíre gonna see him calling out the haters when he makes incremental progress because he knows itíll stir the pot. After all, itís entertainment...
It stirred me away from his channel. Whatever drives his clicks, though.


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