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Old 11-16-2018, 10:12 AM
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Originally Posted by mostlynorwegian View Post
No. That 24 hour drama mentality being offered up by the espn sports package is mostly terrible.
Disc golf doesn't need prima donnas or people who are newly rich with the attitude to match. Taking it down a notch into force of will and having fun with it: ala doing a Neil Blender Oceanside '86 graffiti hit mid-run. Hmm. Could work, if any of the touring pros are artistically motivated enough to break the stage like that. But force of will over actual skill or luck or whatever isn't winning anything except sales. So. that's where I see that idea headed. Not a bad idea actually. But. It's a very slippery slope for sure because of how much recreational disc golf relies on public space.
With how much of its growth is coming from video. Breaking the stage and coming at the camera after a great or bad throw just to make a joke or brag or whatever. Hmm.
John McEnroe was a brilliant player, but his temper was a complete distraction. Just like McBeth and Locastro on their bad days.
A hot rod driver also has a death wish. Kind of like how downhill skiers and competitive snowboarders have that extra flash of personality because the risks are real and they have lasting consequences. I somehow don't see that complex to overcome emerging from competitive disc golf.
Methamphetamine must be working.
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