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Of course he may also want to go all postpro and ditch the live coverage. Then they wouldn't need to have courses with strong cell signal.


That would suck...
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Old 08-28-2019, 01:47 AM
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Just woke up, what did Jeff say on Smashboxx ?
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Just woke up, what did Jeff say on Smashboxx ?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKHQ0XeHo90
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Old 08-28-2019, 02:32 AM
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Yes i know but at work and can´t watch until tonight, just wanted to knoe if anything BIG was said. . .whould be sad if Smashboxx and live was dropped AGAIN . . .and Jomez and CCDG

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Old 08-28-2019, 04:55 AM
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Just woke up, what did Jeff say on Smashboxx ?

he said vision, sustainability, resources, prudent, and recapitalized a good amount.

and, reading between the lines, he said the tour will have Todd's angel funding to fill the fiscal gaps until the end of 2021. at that point, they want the tour to run on its own. we shall see.

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Old 08-28-2019, 06:46 AM
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Yes i know but at work and can´t watch until tonight, just wanted to knoe if anything BIG was said. . .whould be sad if Smashboxx and live was dropped AGAIN . . .and Jomez and CCDG
What would be sad is if their choice of venues is still tied to cell phone signal. Unless the donor is dropping big money into satellite trucks, hard wire, equipment and bandwidth (or there is some sort of different cell technology available) live coverage will continue to be bleh. IMO the biggest conceptual mistake by DGPT to this point has been the marriage to live coverage above all else.

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Old 08-28-2019, 06:51 AM
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For the whole enchilada to be sustainable eventually someone outside of disc golf has to decide there is monetary value in watching disc golf. Is an influx of donor money enough for that to occur? Time will tell.

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Old 08-28-2019, 07:19 AM
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I wouldn't hold your breath for an immediate infusion of millions.

I'm assuming he will build upon the established tour by improving/fixing key areas and then continuing on a sustainable path.

Hopefully his clout can attract a few big fish eventually though.

It’s not “dumping in millions” necessarily, more like making the right business adjustments, making some capital investments in some equipment and staff, and creating some new partnerships with media outlets.

Also it’s influence. Monied interests are simply taken more seriously, and are more likely to garner new and exciting business relationships. As a business manager that took a failing business from bush league to the big time, they are perfectly poised to smash a home run IMO. They’ve got it all and a killer team. Shoot, I wish I was in a position to send Jeff a resume, that’s how excited I am for what these guys WILL accomplish.
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Old 08-28-2019, 07:52 AM
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I think this is a typical "got to spend money to make money" sort of change.

I don't know how actually invested Dodge was in to spending money in the correct places to actually create a really well done product that could be marketed. I think Rainwater is probably someone who realizes that creating a solid infrastructure to support the tournament is most important to promote sustainability in the future.

Very interested to see how this plays out. The DGPT was something that touring pros, and our sport, really needed. Prior to the creation of it, 6 NTs and 3 majors was just not cutting it for those of us who have been following the pros for a long time. There just wasn't enough news/coverage/story continuity through the season to keep people's interest. The DGPT fills a lot of those downtimes and really gives us a lot more to evaluate a season with.

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Old 08-28-2019, 07:53 AM
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Based on wikipedia article of Richard Rainwater, it doesn't look like his sons inherited billions. Most of the money went to his charitable foundation, which is chaired by Todd.
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