Efren's Mini-Tourn BACKER
That is a pretty good rant and spot on, if I might say so myself.
I don't start many threads but this topic is close to my heart. Most pro players will often lament about the lack of money and recognition the game we all love provides for them. Poor paying tournaments. Lack of sponsorship. ETC ETC.
Well kids. How about doing the minimum. Have a current Website and/or Facebook page. What does it really take? 30 minutes on Facebook and you have a decent little info page to attract fans and sponsors.
- But I'm not computer savy
- But I'm always on the road
- Who really cares?
Well it takes almost nothing to do. 83 year old grand mothers who have never had a computer figure it out. Got any friends? Got a smart phone? What does it really take? What about doing something for your sponsors other than just taking their money/equipment and putting a patch on your arm.
Other than Fats and Mosconi who is the most known pool player? Answer "The Black Widow" Jeanette Lee. Why? Because she gets the value of promoting yourself. Best playing female...not by a long shot. For marketing she gives the industry the Orange Crush.
The ones who have them and let them go stale is almost as bad. This screams....I DON'T CARE.
OK rant over.