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BeiberLvr
07-21-2016, 04:58 AM
Seriously.

What else is there to watch? Baseball? Only the diehards care enough to watch at this point in the season.


July-September is the best time to have pool on TV.

Someone get on the horn with ESPN and tell them to get on the bus to Qatar.

Tramp Steamer
07-21-2016, 05:53 AM
I was out in the back yard the other day, watching the grass grow, and it reminded me of a game between the Cubs and the Cardinals, albeit somewhat quieter. Luckily, I was drunk by the seventh inning.
We need, at least, a TV channel that would air old YouTube videos of pool play.
Notice I said air, as in over-the-air. Pay for cable, or satellite. Never. :)

lbostons
07-21-2016, 06:00 AM
Who won the Cubs/Cards game?

Tramp Steamer
07-21-2016, 06:11 AM
Who won the Cubs/Cards game?

I don't know. I was so drunk from all that wine (it was wine day at the old imaginary ball park) that I passed out.
All I can remember is my neighbor looking down at me saying, "What the hell! Get your drunk ass out of my flower bed!"
I looked up at him and asked, "How'd the game turn out?"
He said, "Five to three, Cubs."
I said, "Imagine that." :grin:

lbostons
07-21-2016, 06:12 AM
Sounds like an awesome afternoon to me!

drv4
07-21-2016, 06:35 AM
Go Cubs go! Haha

I posted the same sentiments yesterday:
•Only baseball on TV right now
•20+ sports only channels
•pool tourneys would be relatively cheap to produce
•If arm wrestling is on ESPN2 on Tuesday night, by God some pool should be on
•Have ESPN add a bit of money, you'll get the best names there. If there are a million+ amateur league members, there is a market for TV, you just have to put it on. F'in poker is still on TV every time I turn on the tube.
•get the major pool tourneys scheduled from end of June through end of August and find your niche market
Tramp, had the same experience, only is was a rain delay at wrigley and I drank too much old style! Fun day.

jimtauer
07-21-2016, 06:37 AM
There are many pool matches (old and newer) to be found on YouTube. If you don't have a smart TV, get a streaming box that has the YouTube box and watch on demand.

iusedtoberich
07-21-2016, 07:04 AM
For fitness types, the Crossfit Games are going on now.

For fitness types/sports types/patriatic types, the Olympics are in a couple of weeks.

one stroke
07-21-2016, 07:05 AM
Seriously.

What else is there to watch? Baseball? Only the diehards care enough to watch at this point in the season.


July-September is the best time to have pool on TV.

Someone get on the horn with ESPN and tell them to get on the bus to Qatar.

Can't even fill the field of 64 for a so called US Open and it's time for pool on TV,

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mattkenefick
07-21-2016, 07:25 AM
We need, at least, a TV channel that would air old YouTube videos of pool play.




Almost like...

https://tv.chalkysticks.com (https://tv.chalkysticks.com)

BeiberLvr
07-21-2016, 07:27 AM
Can't even fill the field of 64 for a so called US Open and it's time for pool on TV,

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Maybe it can't be filed because it's not on TV?

cleary
07-21-2016, 07:30 AM
What else is there to watch? Baseball? Only the diehards care enough to watch at this point in the season.

Only diehards care about baseball right now... but the masses love pool! lol

bdorman
07-21-2016, 08:19 AM
Let's see...I'm going to fly a production crew to Qatar and back, plus all their gear, plus hotels and food, and MAYBE a couple thousand people will view it?

And BTW, I can't stop the game for a commercial break because I'm not allowed to break the players' rhythm.

It's the easiest decision a television programmer will ever make.

fastone371
07-21-2016, 08:28 AM
Seriously.

What else is there to watch? Baseball? Only the diehards care enough to watch at this point in the season.


July-September is the best time to have pool on TV.

Someone get on the horn with ESPN and tell them to get on the bus to Qatar.

Whenever people talk about our local franchises my favorite saying is " The Brewers can leave town and take the Bucks with them" As long as we have the Packers for fall/winter and racing in the summer Im good.

StuartTKelley
07-21-2016, 09:20 AM
Can't even fill the field of 64 for a so called US Open and it's time for pool on TV,

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With the names on the list so far I don't think it would matter if there were 464. Pool is on my TV all the time, Google Chromecast. lol. But I think pool is deserving of cable air time, absolutely.

Keith Jawahir
07-21-2016, 09:32 AM
Isn't television a dying medium?

KissedOut
07-21-2016, 09:45 AM
I was out in the back yard the other day, watching the grass grow, and it reminded me of a game between the Cubs and the Cardinals, albeit somewhat quieter. Luckily, I was drunk by the seventh inning.
We need, at least, a TV channel that would air old YouTube videos of pool play.
Notice I said air, as in over-the-air. Pay for cable, or satellite. Never. :)

What is the advantage, given that all of those old youtube videos are already available for free on an on-demand basis?

mattkenefick
07-21-2016, 10:18 AM
What is the advantage, given that all of those old youtube videos are already available for free on an on-demand basis?


There are a ton you probably haven't seen and even more you probably wouldn't even think to search for.

TV gives you something that you might not have thought of... but you're happy it happened.

Bavafongoul
07-21-2016, 03:20 PM
Someone obviously isn't a fan of baseball..

The season just starts after the All Star Break.....cross -over league play.....3 1/2 weeks to make trades for this season's playoff contending teams.....
this is when early season player injuries either have healed of players are likely lost for this season.....it used to be referred to as pennant races before
every Tom, Dick & Harry became eligible to compete in post season play......but seriously, this is when baseball really gets interesting.....the first half is
trying to figure out the best team you could field for the second half of the season which just started.

one stroke
07-21-2016, 04:21 PM
With the names on the list so far I don't think it would matter if there were 464. Pool is on my TV all the time, Google Chromecast. lol. But I think pool is deserving of cable air time, absolutely.

Why is it deserving ? Hell I'd bet rent checks Corn Hole would bring 10 times the viewers of what pool could bring ,,


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PocketPooler
07-21-2016, 04:46 PM
Seriously.

What else is there to watch? Baseball? Only the diehards care enough to watch at this point in the season.


July-September is the best time to have pool on TV.

Someone get on the horn with ESPN and tell them to get on the bus to Qatar.

Yesterday was good too. The forecast for tomorrow looks like a dandy as well.

benjaminwah
07-22-2016, 08:18 AM
Netflix. Barry Hearn needs to put the Mosconi Cups on there. They are well produced and the commentating is easy for the public to understand. It would get pool out to thousands of new viewers and help the game grow.

billiardthought
07-22-2016, 08:28 AM
Netflix. Barry Hearn needs to put the Mosconi Cups on there. They are well produced and the commentating is easy for the public to understand. It would get pool out to thousands of new viewers and help the game grow.

This is a good start

onepocketron
07-23-2016, 07:04 PM
Until someone like Hearn gets involved in pool to promote it like he did with snooker when it was going down hill across the pond, there is almost no chance for TV coverage. Cartoons on Saturday morning would get better ratings, and sponsors are not paying for air time with poor ratings. With all the chirping and sharking I see going on a lot of times, pool isn't ready for TV anyway.

benjaminwah
07-24-2016, 05:57 AM
Until someone like Hearn gets involved in pool to promote it like he did with snooker when it was going down hill across the pond, there is almost no chance for TV coverage. Cartoons on Saturday morning would get better ratings, and sponsors are not paying for air time with poor ratings. With all the chirping and sharking I see going on a lot of times, pool isn't ready for TV anyway.

The "chirping and sharking" is exactly what makes the Mosconi Cups good viewing to the uneducated public. Ever been to a Mosconi Cup? The difference between it and an ESPN broadcast is the energy. It gets loud. There's drama. Earl getting shitty with Boyes, Dechaine's melt downs. That's good tv! I'm not at all condoning that kind of behavior but if you want new viewers that is what will keep them watching.

BmoreMoney
07-24-2016, 06:13 AM
Occasionally when I go out downtown I crash at a friends house downtown . Not sure exactly what it is but she's got a FAT setup as far as TV goes I think it's all Internet. In the process of binge watching SOA one night I ran across " a pool channel ". I didn't spend much time there but was able to see some random guys playing. The channel was massive. If I remember I'll try to find out what it was.

Teacherman
07-24-2016, 06:26 AM
There are only a hundred million or so people more interested in regular season baseball than pool.

You need a new antennae.

SilverCue
07-24-2016, 06:52 AM
When I was in Germany, TV ads were in a border and didn't interrupt the program.

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