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Old 07-14-2019, 09:23 AM
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A lot of disc golfers I know don't even watch disc golf
I've been playing since the 1980s and have probably only watched about 10 minutes of disc golf in my life, and the majority of that 10 minutes was in a disc golf store while I was waiting for a buddy to shop. I love playing, even though I'm not very good, but watching someone else play doesn't interest me. Most of the guys I play with watch, so there is clearly some audience for it.
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Old 07-14-2019, 09:26 AM
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Much less expensive to cover
1-2 fixed cameras and a couple announcers.
Plus the playing field isn’t stretched for miles thru the woods

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Old 07-14-2019, 10:24 AM
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I would rather watch cars rust than disc golf on TV, YouTube, etc.
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Old 07-14-2019, 10:48 AM
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Why are people always so worried about the prior generation of media not covering disc golf? ESPN coverage of disc golf would never cover as much as Jomez and CCDG. I get to watch entire rounds from multiple cards, with each round being about an hour per card. Smashbox provides the LIVE coverage for the people who have time to watch it. Support the future of quality sports coverage, not the past.

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Old 07-14-2019, 10:59 AM
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Disc golf, as it exists today, is borderline unwatchable by anyone who does not play/love the game.

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Old 07-14-2019, 11:09 AM
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Disc golf, as it exists today, is borderline unwatchable by anyone who does not play/love the game.
The same can be said of many, many, many, dare I say all, other sports and activities.

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Old 07-14-2019, 11:18 AM
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Disc golf, as it exists today, is borderline unwatchable by anyone who does not play/love the game.
I grew up watching and loving the Detroit Tigers. Now I can't even sit through a regular season game. I think our attention spans are dwindling, fast.

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Old 07-14-2019, 11:33 AM
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The reason I watch DG is to learn from the best. From grips to foot work to follow throughs I am always looking for ways to improve my game. It doesn't seem to be helping though... probably because I only play once a week.
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Old 07-14-2019, 11:36 AM
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Disc golf, as it exists today, is borderline unwatchable by anyone who does not play/love the game.
What are the reasons people watch a sport?

1. Affinity for the sport
2. Some sense of social belonging

It’s rare for the watching to be a reason beyond affinity. Olympics, perhaps. Super Bowl. Alma mater playing a big bowl game. But the more casual the sport, the more likely there’s probably some connection to the sport for the regular Joe.

I’m watching the Tour de France right now because I love cycling. Nothing is happening in today’s stage. No one is watching it unless 1) they love cycling and 2) they love watching cycling. Very small group.

My point: I don’t think improving the broadcasts will attract more viewers.

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What are the reasons people watch a sport?

1. Affinity for the sport
2. Some sense of social belonging

It’s rare for the watching to be a reason beyond affinity. Olympics, perhaps. Super Bowl. Alma mater playing a big bowl game. But the more casual the sport, the more likely there’s probably some connection to the sport for the regular Joe.

I’m watching the Tour de France right now because I love cycling. Nothing is happening in today’s stage. No one is watching it unless 1) they love cycling and 2) they love watching cycling. Very small group.

My point: I don’t think improving the broadcasts will attract more viewers.
I agree with everything you said except the last part. I think improving the broadcasts does attract more viewers. But it's attracting more disc golfers to watch, not the mythical non-player.

Just as a hypothetical example, if Smashboxx (or some other media group) were to improve the live broadcast notably...say improved equipment with better signal quality plus tripling the number of cameras with quality experienced operators on the course...I think more people would tune in to the live broadcasts. Especially if it's a compelling event with the right players in contention on multiple cards and the right voices on the microphones. Basically a broadcast that plugs all the holes that are most commonly cited as reasons not to watch live: slow pace, only one group, boring/bad commentary, poor video quality.

I'm not saying we could start seeing Cornhole on ESPN2 kind of numbers, but would 15-20K concurrent viewers be unrealistic if we're typically topping out at 6-7K with the way the broadcasts are done now?

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