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Old 12-02-2019, 11:21 AM
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I believe the word we are looking for is "clout"
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2. INFORMAL
influence or power, especially in politics or business.
"I knew he carried a lot of clout"
Although, I do not have enough clout to leverage my position in a dictatorial fashion...

I DEMAND we stick with DEMAND!
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Old 12-02-2019, 01:52 PM
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I think Simon Lizotte has as much power as Mcbeth, if not more. Lizotte is very marketable. He throws exciting shots. He's got charisma, and he throws very far. All those things are great for marketing. Mcbeth is just the best player.
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Old 12-02-2019, 02:50 PM
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I think Simon Lizotte has as much power as Mcbeth, if not more. Lizotte is very marketable. He throws exciting shots. He's got charisma, and he throws very far. All those things are great for marketing. Mcbeth is just the best player.
McBeth is more savvy about building his brand than any other disc golfer has ever been...and he's the best player.

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Old 12-02-2019, 02:56 PM
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I think Simon Lizotte has as much power as Mcbeth, if not more. Lizotte is very marketable. He throws exciting shots. He's got charisma, and he throws very far. All those things are great for marketing. Mcbeth is just the best player.
Simon is very marketable, but does not remotely move product near the level PMcBeth does. Also, I would venture a guess that Simon does not make 1/35th of what PMcBeth does after all is added up at years end.
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Old 12-02-2019, 04:22 PM
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It’s hard to tell because of how the different companies operate. I don’t think anyone on team Innova will ever be bigger than Innova. DD announced its lack of willingness to shift branding/operations/vision w/how they handled PP. Prodigy, though worker owned, feels more like a brand collective to me than “clout” for one player. Discmania does not have a big enough United States footprint. This is to say it’s hard to test one’s clout within current operations. Could Sexton do better than being the Firebird man? The two players who had clout leveraged their clout but only because Discraft was willing to take risks. It’s one stop shopping at this point, and no one can make Discraft do anything or force the hand of other manufacturers.

The wild cards are Nikko with Westside and Drew with Infinite. I wish The Upshot guys would have asked Nikko how he made sense of Westside’s joint ownership in relation to his own vision. Were I DD and partners, I’d let Nikko go hog wild with crazy Westside ideas. It’s an orphan company of sorts, so Nikko makes sense. I’m not sure what to make of Drew’s situation. Neither of them have clout, but they both have opportunities to change the market in meaningful ways.

The next players with clout are likely not fully on our radar at the moment, I’d suggest.
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Old 12-02-2019, 04:25 PM
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The shorter answer is the next person to win two world championships not named Paul or Paige given they already have a social media presence.

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Old 12-05-2019, 11:30 PM
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The shorter answer is the next person to win two world championships not named Paul or Paige given they already have a social media presence.
This is just absurd. You could not name one player, who if they won worlds next year, could pull off a $250,000 annual deal - add that the deal is guaranteed for another three years at $250,000 and the discussion is basically over.

$250,000 is the BASE, as far as I understand. I would love to know if ANY other players have even topped the $30K to 50K BASE pay mark. I doubt it. PP would be my guess to be another player that has a high BASE pay, but I would think it is lower than $30K and based much more on performance and specific disc sales.

Someone that is super popular and a greatly skilled player (As well as my favorite player - James Conrad) was concerned with just paying his van off by the end of the year in 2019. At that level and the fact that the van was not bought FOR him should give an idea of what the "TOP" players are being afforded.

I do not think most people realize the extraordinary separation of PMcBeth's BASE pay + annual earnings over everyone else.

I would guess that he makes the equivalent, if not more than, entire manufacturer teams combined, when just looking at sponsor contracts. I would also guess that the very top players could add their BASE pay and ALL other income from the entire year and none would reach the $250,000 mark.
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Old 12-06-2019, 09:22 AM
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This is just absurd. You could not name one player, who if they won worlds next year, could pull off a $250,000 annual deal - add that the deal is guaranteed for another three years at $250,000 and the discussion is basically over.

$250,000 is the BASE, as far as I understand. I would love to know if ANY other players have even topped the $30K to 50K BASE pay mark. I doubt it. PP would be my guess to be another player that has a high BASE pay, but I would think it is lower than $30K and based much more on performance and specific disc sales.

Someone that is super popular and a greatly skilled player (As well as my favorite player - James Conrad) was concerned with just paying his van off by the end of the year in 2019. At that level and the fact that the van was not bought FOR him should give an idea of what the "TOP" players are being afforded.

I do not think most people realize the extraordinary separation of PMcBeth's BASE pay + annual earnings over everyone else.

I would guess that he makes the equivalent, if not more than, entire manufacturer teams combined, when just looking at sponsor contracts. I would also guess that the very top players could add their BASE pay and ALL other income from the entire year and none would reach the $250,000 mark.
Your passionate response pretty much ignores the criteria I established.
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Old 12-06-2019, 10:32 AM
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I don't think it needs to be a current DG player. The word clout has been tossed out there, and I agree.

What would happen if someone like Brodie decided to give disc golf a serious try, and bring his 2.2 million YouTube subscribers with him? I love watching Paul play, but does he have the audience to compete with Brodie? At 24K subscribers, he's not even in the same ballpark. All the current DG pros combined can't match Brodie's exposure.

This business is about money, and what company would turn down 2.2 million viewers?

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Old 12-06-2019, 11:36 AM
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I don't think it needs to be a current DG player. The word clout has been tossed out there, and I agree.

What would happen if someone like Brodie decided to give disc golf a serious try, and bring his 2.2 million YouTube subscribers with him? I love watching Paul play, but does he have the audience to compete with Brodie? At 24K subscribers, he's not even in the same ballpark. All the current DG pros combined can't match Brodie's exposure.

This business is about money, and what company would turn down 2.2 million viewers?
Do you think a guy like Brodie would give up everything he has, work hard to become a touring pro, and actually complete with guys that have been disc golfing at a high level for a very long time? I know that guy is super talented and all, but do you think he could get to a point where he is competing at a high level? And if he's not competing at a high level, you think he deserves a sponsorship just because he brings YouTube followers with him? There are lots of internet famous people out there, should we sponsor all of them?
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