Red-Hot Memorial Action -or- Who Will Barry Punch Next?

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Red-Hot Memorial Action -or- Who Will Barry Punch Next?

Postby ChUcK » Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:05 am

I'm not sure I fully understand this. The email said they need 2000 people signed up by some date, and it costs 20 bucks? That's $40,000. Is that really how much it costs to get some cameras set up to watch 2 holes of action? Won't these costs be covered by advertising revenue? Help me to understand this.
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Re: Why do we have to pay to watch the Memorial coverage?

Postby tigel » Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:12 am

greed.
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Re: Why do we have to pay to watch the Memorial coverage?

Postby discspeed » Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:44 am

tigel wrote:greed.


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Re: Why do we have to pay to watch the Memorial coverage?

Postby Timko » Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:51 am

I have no problem paying for the coverage. However, I would expect to have the following questions answered:

1. How many holes will be live?
2. Do I get to see lead card action for all 18 holes?
3. Does the money raised go toward running this internet stream, to the pdga, to the tournament purse?

I just replied to the email with those questions.
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Re: Why do we have to pay to watch the Memorial coverage?

Postby Leopard » Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:53 am

cuz they playin you for a fool Chuck, a fool
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Re: Why do we have to pay to watch the Memorial coverage?

Postby victorb » Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:58 am

I only paid 9.99. I don't mind paying to support events like this, the live coverage is nice to have.

why would you get charged $20, is my question.
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Re: Why do we have to pay to watch the Memorial coverage?

Postby ChUcK » Thu Jan 21, 2010 12:13 pm

The 9.99 thing is a special half-off if you purchase early.

I would pay this if I knew I could get lead card final round comprehensive action, but I foresee coverage of the same 2 holes, over and over. And a lot of uninteresting side conversations during breaks in the action.
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Re: Why do we have to pay to watch the Memorial coverage?

Postby masterbeato » Thu Jan 21, 2010 12:20 pm

Leopard wrote:cuz they playin you for a fool Chuck, a fool


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Re: Why do we have to pay to watch the Memorial coverage?

Postby victorb » Thu Jan 21, 2010 12:23 pm

ChUcK wrote:The 9.99 thing is a special half-off if you purchase early.

I would pay this if I knew I could get lead card final round comprehensive action, but I foresee coverage of the same 2 holes, over and over. And a lot of uninteresting side conversations during breaks in the action.


any live coverage is better than reading a one page article about the results on pdga.com, or waiting 3 months to see some coverage in discgolfer mag.

I can totally understand if someone doesn't agree with me on this though.
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Re: Why do we have to pay to watch the Memorial coverage?

Postby masterbeato » Thu Jan 21, 2010 12:26 pm

ChUcK wrote:The 9.99 thing is a special half-off if you purchase early.

I would pay this if I knew I could get lead card final round comprehensive action, but I foresee coverage of the same 2 holes, over and over. And a lot of uninteresting side conversations during breaks in the action.


yeah the USDGC, which i was digging on since it was the first live footage i have seen online and it was pretty cool to watch but i would have liked to see some more holes, like hole 5 being played for instance, and hole 6 since that is one of the stroke pick-ups on the course, and more footage of hole 1 when they start, i think the first hole of the day is the most interesting.
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ChUcK wrote:The 9.99 thing is a special half-off if you purchase early.

I would pay this if I knew I could get lead card final round comprehensive action, but I foresee coverage of the same 2 holes, over and over. And a lot of uninteresting side conversations during breaks in the action.


any live coverage is better than reading a one page article about the results on pdga.com, or waiting 3 months to see some coverage in discgolfer mag.

I can totally understand if someone doesn't agree with me on this though.


yeah definitely. i was really liking the live footage, maybe since you have to pay for the memorial they will get a lot more covered because they know people will for sure watch.
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Re: Why do we have to pay to watch the Memorial coverage?

Postby SkaBob » Thu Jan 21, 2010 12:27 pm

someone should fraps the coverage and put it on youtube

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Re: Why do we have to pay to watch the Memorial coverage?

Postby rKp » Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:01 pm

Isn't this Wednesday-Friday too? I do my share of slacking off at work but I doubt I would be able to watch three days of coverage while still being somewhat productive.
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Re: Why do we have to pay to watch the Memorial coverage?

Postby black udder » Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:23 pm

rKp wrote:Isn't this Wednesday-Friday too? I do my share of slacking off at work but I doubt I would be able to watch three days of coverage while still being somewhat productive.


That was my thought, too. Who is going to be able to sit and watch all this live coverage? I know they do it to some degree with other sports, but they typically also have the most interesting stuff when you want to see it - either by scheduling the play or by delaying the broadcast.

I watched some of the USDGC and it wasn't much to squawk about as far as entertainment goes. The think the accomplishment was big, but I spent more time watching a couple guys shoot the shit than I did watching golf.
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Re: Why do we have to pay to watch the Memorial coverage?

Postby BLURR » Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:15 pm

My thought on this was...make it free so you can use it as a good marketing tool to attract sponsors. Also...if you are wanting to reach out to people outside the dg world, then charging $9.99 isn't going to do that.
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Re: Why do we have to pay to watch the Memorial coverage?

Postby some call me...tim? » Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:16 pm

Is this more of Duesler's marketing genius at work?
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