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Old 07-29-2019, 12:06 AM
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A friend of mine Bob Roberts was out there all day today getting interviews with players. Some of the Ohio/Kentucky tourney guys on here will probably know him. Was a pretty good adv/pro masters player till his hips went out on him a couple years ago.

First one he posted is with Conrad who gives a brief explanation for the beard removal. A bit different kind of interview than you will normally see. He figured that most of them give the classic post round interviews all the time and decided to ask each of them 5 "fun facts" about themselves.



I'll probably post a couple others key vids but if any of you are interested in seeing the rest as they come out, here's the link to his channel...(so far this is the first DG content he has done)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPB...DfSQFwi-KdPG-Q


Here's the one with young Zach…

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Old 07-29-2019, 12:39 AM
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I wasn't asking you to convince me to watch. The fact that you don't care and are happy with the number of viewers with no interest in growth is actually very sad. And when I turned off the Portland Open, the feed began glitching right when the drama was highest. Thank god I hadn't watched the entire round up to that point, so my disappointment was minimal.

If I have to FFWD through a pre-recorded event, it is not longer live...and might as well have been recorded, edited, and post-produced. I'm not sure why that is a hard concept to understand - you're being willfully obtuse with your reply.

But here are some questions since you like to respond:

What is Terry doing there in person?? Why is he there? Because the on-course insights he offers are utterly redundant and have little to zero insight. Is he just there to rub elbows with the Pros he wished to be?

If he's going to be there in person, how about getting there early and filming and editing short interviews/pieces that could be inserted into the broadcast, to spare us from Superchat call-outs and Mr. Funny?

He could interview/highlight: pro players, local pros, course designers, TD's, volunteers, course history, practice rounds, sponsors. Just about anything, you know, good, instead of telling us it's hot out and there is very little wind.

Disc golf is a small pond filled with people who think they are big fish, but in reality, lack imagination or creativity or anything other than having been there first or longest.

Btw, as an afterthought, what does Terry do for a living? I've never heard him mention what he does besides Smashboxx. Does he actually make a living off the productions/Patreon? If so, I find that incredible...


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1. We are interested in growth and change. We discuss it all the time. Just not interested in trying to appease people who we know will not change their mind regardless of what we do. And you seem to fall into that category. Our numbers are up on average in FPO & MPO live broadcasts overall from last year to this year. So... cool.

2. Terry never had any aspirations of being a professional touring disc golfer. He always knew that his skills were in promoting the sport. And that is what he has done since quitting his job at Kohl's corporate like 15 years ago. And the fact that you say, "that he wished to be" immediately tells me you have a closed mind & biased perspective on the matter without knowing jack about Terry. Kinda sounds like you are projecting a bit honestly.

3. Terry has been doing full time disc golf related stuff for 15 years. Whether it was running 15-20 events a year, putting in a few dozen courses, selling discs, running leagues, running clinics, promoting thru youth programs, being state coordinator, blogging, etc. He has been able to patch together a living thru the sport. Currently between filming post production rounds, the SmashBoxxTV & Disc Golf Guy Patreon, occasionally selling plastic, and still running an event or two is how he currently makes ends meet... Or as I like to say, doing more than almost any single person I know to promote the sport of disc golf for the past 15 years. And someday I will be happy to own the black HOF disc with his name on it.

4. What does Terry do onsite? He helps coordinate the show from the field with a little onsite tech support. This year he is doing sideline reporting and some social media. He doesn't usually have time to do interviews when he arrives at 10pm the night before an event and leaves at 6pm the day the event ends so that he can get home to his wife and 2 daughters. We all wish we had more time for projects that we will not reap any additional monetary benefits for.

We are going to continue to work with the PDGA, sponsors, and manufacturers to help promote the sport and the players while putting in countless unpaid hours a week so that you can sit back and watch disc golf for free. And we are going to enjoy every minute of it.

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Old 07-29-2019, 01:05 AM
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We are going to continue to work with the PDGA, sponsors, and manufacturers to help promote the sport and the players while putting in countless unpaid hours a week so that you can sit back and watch disc golf for free. And we are going to enjoy every minute of it.
Thanks and please do. I can't even fathom how you still continue to do this for all of us with the amount of unwarranted crap you guys get from people on an almost daily basis(and especially during the live streams).

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Old 07-29-2019, 01:23 AM
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Trying not to spam this thread with a bunch of vids but the GG one is pretty good... and he seems like a really cool guy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyn1LzSyVDQ

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Old 07-29-2019, 01:30 AM
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**** ugh. Sorry, I meant to put that one in a spoiler tag cause of the title and since nobody else had mentioned who won yet...

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Old 07-29-2019, 04:43 AM
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He could interview/highlight: pro players, local pros, course designers, TD's, volunteers, course history, practice rounds, sponsors. Just about anything, you know, good, instead of telling us it's hot out and there is very little wind.
I've been asking for this kind of stuff..for years..now. And for some reason, there is little to none of it. The worst thing is when commentators know nothing about a player on the live card. Dixon knowing nothing about Heather was crazy. They have 24 hours before the next round, seems long enough to get some "stat cheat sheets" together on hand during the show instead of asking people in the chat group for info.

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I can understand that people wouldn't like him calling out all the Superchat messages, but guess what... it drove MORE Superchat messages. In fact, it drove the most Superchat we have seen (without giving away stuff). And if we can make a few hundred bucks from that, I am willing to sacrifice what some see as the professionalism of the broadcast for the cold hard cash. That may make me sound cheap, but frankly it isn't like any of us are making fat bank doing this.
You're appealing to people's egos by mentioning their name for a buck or 2. I think it was a new low for live disc golf commentary and the DGPT. Both Dixon and Robert work for DD, I wonder if Jeremy Rusco would allow this to go on at GBO?

Seriously...you've been in the business for a long time now...do you really think... "Hey man, Joe just donated 2.00 for tacos, thanks for the support man." jokingly or not, is good for the sport in general? Hey..I'm all for you guys making money but "I am willing to sacrifice what some see as the professionalism of the broadcast for the cold hard cash." is a bit concerning. If you're looking for ways to monetize the live viewers then I would suggest raffling off a basket (or something worthwhile) just for the super chat donations, where every donation of a dollar or more gets you an entry ticket. I would also only publicly recognize on the live broadcast donations of $50.00 or more. You would probably get the same amount overall without having to mention so many people. I definitely think there are better ways to get that "cold hard cash" without sacrificing the professionalism of the broadcast.

I get it...as a sport we're dealing with the short term realities and long term possibilities.

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Old 07-29-2019, 05:14 AM
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fpo ending was interesting
Yes very, but both Cat and Paige made some very odd shot selections. . even McCall was questioning Paiges choices at times.

Paiges C2 putting saved her.. . her overall putting is great at the moment, that was her big problem in early 2019

I feels like when Paiges putter is hot her driving is all over the place. . .but then she have times when the driving is just fine but the putt is terrible


Heather outplayed both Cat and Paige in the R3 B9. .Heather was +1 . . Paige +4 and Cat +2 .... and her play on those holes looked solid, Paige and Cat was all over the course

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Old 07-29-2019, 05:27 AM
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Dixon knowing nothing about Heather was crazy. They have 24 hours before the next round, seems long enough to get some "stat cheat sheets" together on hand during the show instead of asking people in the chat group for info.
What if I told you that Heather started playing disc golf in late 2017? Are you still amazed even a disc golf nerd like Dixon knows barely anything? FPO is still small enough for a talent like Heather to just rocket into the pro scene out of nowhere.

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Old 07-29-2019, 05:34 AM
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They talked to Heather before the round about what discs she was throwing on each hole so they did have some info. .

Insane that she started to play in late 2017, and still manage to outplay Paige and Cat on a few holes.

My guess is that she will have a sponsor very soon. .

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Old 07-29-2019, 05:58 AM
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What if I told you that Heather started playing disc golf in late 2017? Are you still amazed even a disc golf nerd like Dixon knows barely anything? FPO is still small enough for a talent like Heather to just rocket into the pro scene out of nowhere.
Agreed. But.. what if I told you one google search for "Heather Young disc golf pdga" and 5 minutes of my time would give me enough info for any commentator to utilize in a live broadcast, at least for the first hole tee off.
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