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Old 12-02-2015, 05:38 PM
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I feel like this is a down year for players switching sponsors.

Look at it, we are talking about feminism and the Manning brothers in this thread.

The best bits of news we have related to the topic are Paige Pierce being non committal to Prodigy and Innova thinking of dropping Patrick Brown because he has had a few outbursts.

Consider me bummed. Back to the gym to prepare for next disc golf season.
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Old 12-02-2015, 05:41 PM
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That's only because you're talking about it too early. Players are under contract until year-end and new ones don't go into effect until January. Players and manufacturers are not likely to tip their hand until things are official.
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Old 12-02-2015, 05:42 PM
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I feel like this is a down year for players switching sponsors.
Isn't that a good thing?
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Old 12-02-2015, 06:05 PM
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Isn't that a good thing?
Not necessarily. I would think players switching for better offers would mean a more competitive and vibrant market for them. Which would likely mean companies are making money and the sport is doing well.
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Old 12-02-2015, 08:05 PM
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I feel like this is a down year for players switching sponsors.

Look at it, we are talking about feminism and the Manning brothers in this thread.

The best bits of news we have related to the topic are Paige Pierce being non committal to Prodigy and Innova thinking of dropping Patrick Brown because he has had a few outbursts.

Consider me bummed. Back to the gym to prepare for next disc golf season.
seriously lol'd So true, though. Was 100% with you until the last sentence.
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Old 12-02-2015, 08:10 PM
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Not necessarily. I would think players switching for better offers would mean a more competitive and vibrant market for them. Which would likely mean companies are making money and the sport is doing well.
I think its more a matter of a lot of people made changes last year, and most people aren't going to jump ship again after year one.
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Old 12-02-2015, 08:47 PM
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Look at it, we are talking about feminism and the Manning brothers in this thread.
Only on DGCR.
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Old 12-03-2015, 02:52 AM
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There is a reason why Mcbeths mug is everywhere, I mean ya he wins everything but he is also very clean cut, perfectly coiffed.
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Old 12-03-2015, 10:35 AM
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The vetting process for sponsoring players does not seem very comprehensive for dg as the factory sponsored teams are very diverse except for Prodigy who seem to go with "clean cut" responsible people. Most other teams have both "clean cut" and "bad boys" and sometimes the team managers do not seem to realize who is who until it is too late or they only rely on playing ability and do not care about character. Years ago, the Zephyr Shop team began with Jay Adams, Alva and other wild local kids (outsiders) and it worked for their brand until the kids realized they were being used for profits and left for manufacturers run by business people (e.g., G&S) or started their own thing (e.g., Peralta and Alva). Town and Country surfing had Bertleman, Garcia, Gomes, Christian Fletcher, Matt Archbold and other radical, powerful bad boys (outsiders) because that was their brand much like Tony Alva still does with his skate team and it works. Channel Islands had Tom Curren and Kelly who were clean cut as well as Quicksilver had Carroll and Kelly (phenominal surfers and media darlings). It would be interesting to see two different dg factory teams where one sponsored "bad boy" types (e.g., Locastro, Barsby, etc.) and another only sponsored "clean cut" players (e.g., McBeth, Schusterick, Paige Pierce, etc.) to create a rivalry.
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Old 12-03-2015, 11:00 AM
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It would be interesting to see two different dg factory teams where one sponsored "bad boy" types (e.g., Locastro, Barsby, etc.)
Barsby a bad boy??? He's always cracking jokes and giggling. Just because he's a long-haired hippie does not quite qualify him as a "Bad Boy." I just want to give him a hug! Goofy bastard, he is.
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