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Old 07-15-2019, 10:06 PM
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I very much enjoy playing both games and am more than reasonably skilled at both (compared to the average bear). I really don’t think horseshoes is any more difficult to become competent* at, presuming you’re physically able to throw the horseshoe the requisite distance. Where cornhole wins out over horseshoes is that you can load up the cornhole boards in your car and take them to the tailgate party. Taking the horseshoe pits on the road is notably more difficult

*By “competent” I mean able to hold your own against the other people playing
Fair enough, but horseshoes get the nod for me because it hurts like hell to get hit by an errant throw.
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Old 07-15-2019, 10:58 PM
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Instead of covering a tournament maybe ESPN should try a weekly half hour program of highlights of the previous week and updates of upcoming tournaments. Also we have some real characters in our sport that would make for great player profile segments.

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Old 07-15-2019, 11:04 PM
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Am I the only one who couldn't tell if the title of the thread was a typo, or if there is actually another game called Cornole?

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Old 07-15-2019, 11:42 PM
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Am I the only one who couldn't tell if the title of the thread was a typo, or if there is actually another game called Cornole?
Ha! I didn't even notice that!
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Old 07-16-2019, 12:50 AM
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Am I the only one who couldn't tell if the title of the thread was a typo, or if there is actually another game called Cornole?
its a silent H

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Old 07-16-2019, 01:45 AM
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I miss celebrity skeet shooting that aired on Saturday mornings in the 80's...

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Old 07-16-2019, 06:28 AM
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Instead of covering a tournament maybe ESPN should try a weekly half hour program of highlights of the previous week and updates of upcoming tournaments. Also we have some real characters in our sport that would make for great player profile segments.
This sounds less appealing than an actual tournament.
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Old 07-16-2019, 07:36 AM
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Maybe we could get an indoor putting competition on espn? That seems a lot more feasible to me.
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1. Most people have played cornhole and many of those people can understand the novelty of it being on ESPN.
2. Most people have NOT played disc golf, therefore associating it as even a novelty game is more difficult that a game like cornhole.
3. Disc golfers unfortunately have a reputation of being stoners/slackers so that ties into the lack of respect/awareness the game garners.

The good news is that outfits like Jomez & Central Coast have proved well for the sport in that ESPN is adding aces and perfect rounds to their Top 10 lists--with a little patronage added, none-the-less legitimizing the sport little by little to those who had never heard of it or had the wrong idea of it. Eventually the stigma and lack of awareness from years past will be just that and these young guns who are coming up will bring many more fans up with them.

Once that awareness is up, who knows, maybe ESPN will take a flier on it.
Too many aces were shown in a short period of time on Sportscenter. I have had a couple of friends mention the aces to me that do not play and got the impression that everyone aces a hole every few rounds. When I tell people I have 3 aces in golf in 43 years they are shocked, but when I tell people I have 24 aces in disc golf in 14 years they think they sport is much easier than golf and a novelty like cornhole.
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