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Forum: Tournaments & Leagues Yesterday, 09:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,075
Posted By DavidSauls
Like a zillion things in 2020---about .99zillion...

Like a zillion things in 2020---about .99zillion of which are more important---a lot of folks are going to have to live with disappointment.

The board's in an unenviable position, and whatever...
Forum: Tournaments & Leagues Yesterday, 02:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,075
Posted By DavidSauls
Among the false equivalencies, are any sports...

Among the false equivalencies, are any sports that can be produced for TV, for an event-hungry TV audience, and thus generate millions (or more) in revenue.

If the PDGA could be reasonably...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat Yesterday, 12:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,732
Posted By DavidSauls
The Ace Standards Squad!!!!!!

The Ace Standards Squad!!!!!!
Forum: Tournaments & Leagues Yesterday, 11:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,075
Posted By DavidSauls
I doubt if anyone wanted Worlds to happen, more...

I doubt if anyone wanted Worlds to happen, more than the people who made the decision to cancel them.
Forum: Tournaments & Leagues 05-29-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,514
Posted By DavidSauls
That should make one of the most tedious aspects...

That should make one of the most tedious aspects of disc golf, much more tedious.

At least it'll only be threesomes.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 05-25-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,639
Posted By DavidSauls
Fair enough. I should have prefaced my post by...

Fair enough. I should have prefaced my post by "Should we decide we want to reduce putting percentages....

I don't think we need to. But for the sake of discussion, if we did, how best to do it?
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 05-25-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,639
Posted By DavidSauls
Thinking out loud..... Some have countered...

Thinking out loud.....

Some have countered the idea of narrowing baskets, with closing the vertical opening. Say, a cap that obstructed the top 1/3 of the chains, which would be an easy,...
Forum: Tournaments & Leagues 05-22-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,579
Posted By DavidSauls
Probably a lot more to come. We have word in...

Probably a lot more to come. We have word in South Carolina that 6-15-20 is our start date.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 05-22-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 1,961
Views: 297,422
Posted By DavidSauls
My story today, on a disc golf course though not...

My story today, on a disc golf course though not playing, as told to Facebook:


You're never too old to try new things.

My new thing for today was to be struck at by a snake.

I didn't see...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 05-22-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 10,684
Posted By DavidSauls
Funny, I always thought "mic drop" was shorthand...

Funny, I always thought "mic drop" was shorthand for "I have no real argument, so I'm going to pretend I won."

At least, that seems to be the context in which I've seen it used in the past.

*...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 05-22-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 10,684
Posted By DavidSauls
Are we going to start making aesthetic judgments...

Are we going to start making aesthetic judgments on how people throw from tee to target, and codifying them?

I sure hope so, because I've been wanting to get rid of thumbers for 20 years now. ...
Forum: Technique & Strategy 05-21-2020, 10:01 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,550
Posted By DavidSauls
This, exactly and word for word, for myself.

This, exactly and word for word, for myself.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 05-20-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 10,684
Posted By DavidSauls
That question's been asked a dozen different...

That question's been asked a dozen different ways, and I don't think an answer is forthcoming.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 05-20-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 10,684
Posted By DavidSauls
Oh, it can work. Please tell me why it's...

Oh, it can work.

Please tell me why it's better, what benefits are gained for the players or spectators, that justify the effort.

And, since it's been done and demonstrated, why didn't it catch...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 05-19-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 10,684
Posted By DavidSauls
That would start with stating the benefits of...

That would start with stating the benefits of this change, for the players, viewers, or disc golf media. How much would narrower baskets reduce putting percentages, and how exactly would that...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 05-18-2020, 10:21 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 10,684
Posted By DavidSauls
It's a fair point. (Though some might wonder...

It's a fair point. (Though some might wonder whether we'd even be at this point of popularity, with smaller baskets).

But the argument for change should be compelling. To change basket size...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 05-18-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 1,063
Views: 66,539
Posted By DavidSauls
Today may be a blip, an effect of ramped up...

Today may be a blip, an effect of ramped up testing in hotspots, possibly including meat packing plants. (I've caught snippets of news on that).
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 05-18-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 10,684
Posted By DavidSauls
You would need more viewers, significantly more...

You would need more viewers, significantly more viewers, to justify the change. Not immediately, but demanding subsequent events. Otherwise, you've gone to a lot of effort, to no benefit (other...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 05-18-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 10,684
Posted By DavidSauls
As it has for years, this remains a solution in...

As it has for years, this remains a solution in search of a problem.

Maybe someone will put it to the test---dig up enough money to run an A-tier and attract some top pros, and put some...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 05-17-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 10,684
Posted By DavidSauls
2. or in relation to golf. (Particularly,...

2. or in relation to golf.

(Particularly, the notion that putting from a given distance should be as difficult)
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 05-17-2020, 06:41 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 10,684
Posted By DavidSauls
They've been exhausted in the other 2,914 threads...

They've been exhausted in the other 2,914 threads on the subject.

But shouldn't the burden on a radical idea be on the affirmative side? To demonstrate how much putting percentages and lay-up...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 05-16-2020, 10:27 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 10,684
Posted By DavidSauls
I've heard many more arguments that they don't. ...

I've heard many more arguments that they don't.

Marksman baskets have been around for a while. If this was a good idea, I suspect someone would have run demonstration events with them, to great...
Forum: Tournaments & Leagues 05-16-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 14,473
Posted By DavidSauls
No argument. Except that we need to be doing a...

No argument. Except that we need to be doing a lot of things, this included.
Forum: Tournaments & Leagues 05-16-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 14,473
Posted By DavidSauls
Good question. All that data says is that, so...

Good question. All that data says is that, so far, Sweden's decisions have resulted in a lot of deaths. The long run is speculation---about herd immunity and the rest. Should it work, with a lot...
Forum: Tournaments & Leagues 05-16-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 14,473
Posted By DavidSauls
Not only that, but it's 7 or 8 times greater than...

Not only that, but it's 7 or 8 times greater than the death rates in Finland and Norway, the two most-similar countries that it happens to be sandwiched between.
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