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Old 07-17-2019, 09:30 AM
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There is one other great example of all that matters is profit. When Chevy discovered that the ignition in the Cruz was faulty, resulting in engine shut off and loss of control at high speeds, internal memos show they did the calculation. The cost of fixing the problem was higher than what the cost of law suits was gonna be so, don't fix it. Easy enough.
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Old 07-17-2019, 09:34 AM
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Well, you are a private course owner, so you must be use to being in pain!
a truer statement was never spoken. LOL

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Old 07-17-2019, 09:48 AM
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Nowhere does it say that ESPN has to cover the most entertaining sport. Nowhere does it even say they have to do a good job. There is one mandate, make money. If the profit on covering cornholing is 100,000, cost 200,000, money made 300,000. Well, I made money. If the profit on disc golf is 100,000, money made, 2,000,000, cost, 1,900,000, well, I'm gonna cover cornholing. Less investment and risk. Even if demographics show that 80 percent of the country thinks cornholing is dumb and 80 percent of the country thinks disc golf is better than ice cream.
No one has ever established if the cornhole events that ESPN aired weren't paid for by entities trying to promote cornhole. This may have cost ESPN little to nothing.

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Old 07-17-2019, 09:50 AM
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No one has ever established if the cornhole events that ESPN aired weren't paid for by entities trying to promote cornhole. This may have cost ESPN little to nothing.
You mean there's potentially someone out there with less intelligence than Failient?

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Old 07-17-2019, 11:02 AM
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"Cornole on ESPN 2 this afternoon....Where has disc golf gone wrong?"

The PDGA just doesn't have a clue how to (or simply doesn't want to) market the professional side of the sport. And everyone else in the business, is in the business of marketing themselves.

Maybe the PDGA doesn't want to waste money marketing the sport to a dying entity such as ESPN2?

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Old 07-17-2019, 11:53 AM
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"Cornole on ESPN 2 this afternoon....Where has disc golf gone wrong?"

The PDGA just doesn't have a clue how to (or simply doesn't want to) market the professional side of the sport. And everyone else in the business, is in the business of marketing themselves.
I think it is more simple. Ask 100 people if they know about cornhole and the same 100 if they know about disc golf.

Even worse, ask some old people that question. They are the ones that ESPN is really directed at.
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Old 07-17-2019, 12:09 PM
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Maybe the PDGA doesn't want to waste money marketing the sport to a dying entity such as ESPN2?
Or is smarter than to waste resources in a futile attempt to make disc golf a major spectator sport, at all.

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Old 07-17-2019, 12:19 PM
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Lots of years ago, there was a show that aired on Saturdays that showed the professional putt putt golf circuit. I seem to recall that the show always seemed to be filmed in the southern states, North and South Carolina, Georgia, etc.

I have been playing pickleball for about 30 years now. The sport is blowing up, especially in senior communities in Arizona and Florida. It's a wonderful game to play but I find watching it to be extremely dull as every rally is exactly the same. Also, like disc golf and probably most sports, the top players are so skilled, they make it look so easy that viewers aren't terribly impressed.

To me, Cornhole, is like watching paint dry. Watching some average 50 YO housewife toss a beanbag through a hole and having the announcer describe her awesome athletic ability as if she were Russell Westbrook, is so typical of the hype found in every news broadcast now days.
There is a new putt putt show, Holey Moley on ABC. I watched for a few minutes the other day. The course is extreme, the commentary was hilarious.
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Old 07-17-2019, 12:57 PM
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I was at the gym this afternoon and on ESPN2 is some people throwing bean bags at slanted wooden planks with a hole. They all are taking this seriously, logos, sponsors...its on ESPN2. I am thinking how can something like this be such a....thing and something as incredibly athletic as pro level disc golf not be more of a thing. IDK kinda blows my mind.
Tried watching this on television once and was incredibly bored with the whole thing within 5 minutes. Beer drinkers who do nothing but play this bags game constantly and hit the hole almost every throw. About as exciting as watching darts on television where everyone just pounds the triple 20 constantly, or do I dare say, watching a disc golf tournament where the entire card pretty much throws the same shot off of most tees (can you say hyzerbomb or spike hyzer here?).
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Watch this and tell me it not "The Coolest Thing You've Ever Seen"!!

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