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    Brodie Smith PDGA #128378

    ding ding ding I was there for the Avery/Simon/Brodie video shoot. Dude literally told Avery to "grab your disc golfs" when referencing the discs themselves. That 80' jump putt over the water took him 3 hours. Simon hit the 300' water ace in 20 minutes. He showed absolutely no interest in...
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    Simon's Vlog

    It's really not that awkward. Fans in general make waaaaay bigger of a deal about this stuff than the pros do. These people don't define their lives by the metric of who sponsors their work tools. On the other hand, it means that the marketing is working on the fans, so that's a good sign for...
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    2020 Majors

    The fact that you made such a blanket suggestion without addressing basic things such as financial and logistical considerations is what makes it a deceivingly easy (and in the real world, unhelpful) statement to make. This is the real world, you can do all of the theorycraft on viewership...
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    Simon's Vlog

    Simon is killing the vlog game. The thing about him is, you can't just change his game, or it wouldn't be him. If you tried to police his risk strategy, basically what you'd be saying is, "I just want you for your physical skillset" and if you managed a brand like that you'd lose a player like...
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    2020 Majors

    Just wanted to bring this post from 2018 back around because it's worth reading again. :thmbup: It's deceivingly easy to make that subjective statement when you have no skin in the game. Ehhhh...ok here's the nuance with e-sports. You can't lose sight of the fact that the only physical...
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    Paige Pierce To Discraft 2020

    Paul = BBQ Paige = Craft Brews Henna = ? If I were Zuca I'd be dialing Paige up and asking if she was interested in rolling a non-DD branded version in return for some hype. Nate has always had an ahead-of-its-time contract, and he is really good at just saying "they take care of me" when...
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    The PDGA Should Suspend The National Tour

    Their messaging is so convoluted I genuinely don't know what their ultimate goal is, other than to obviously become profitable. I think they're trying to focus on Ams who want to be a pro...with the revolutionary idea of giving them cash! ...and having age protected divisions... ...and...
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    The PDGA Should Suspend The National Tour

    I think that ultimately would be the best possible outcome of a cooperative effort. That would essentially have the PDGA be the orgnization helping guide people from amateur and college competition to minor league status, and then the DGPT handles the "Tour" aspect of being a professional. I...
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    The PDGA Should Suspend The National Tour

    Eh - missed the edit window. I don't like my phrasing of "police morality" - it brings in angles I'm not intending to address. Let's pretend I said "rather than to play hall monitor"
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    The PDGA Should Suspend The National Tour

    I think this is one of the biggest growing pains that we're experiencing as a fanbase, and it is inevitable frankly that it happens. but... This ^ - The DGPT for the first 4 years had the unfortunate combination of taking two steps forward, one step back in terms of being progressive while...
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    The PDGA Should Suspend The National Tour

    I feel that many media decisions made by many parties in the past 2 years have been in the spirit of "contracting" (as opposed to expanding, not referencing written contracts directly) opportunities. Some might say "restricting" but I think that word infers a more negative intent than I want to...
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    Paige Pierce to Innova for 2020

    Good take. Maybe "dumping" is a bit of a strong word, but also remember it was one year ago that Paige "signed" a 3-year extension (in quotes because she confirmed to Benn Winneka in his article that she didn't have a formal contract). Nov 16, 2018 it was announced. Nov 18, 2019 she asks them to...
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    The PDGA Should Suspend The National Tour

    To piggyback on this - consider this 2020 season "Square 1 v2.0" BUT now something extremely important is different. There is no Disc Golf World Tour to compete with for sponsorship dollars and audience attention. Ultimately, I think the DGPT has to prove that it can expand the audience without...
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