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Old    Itch (fullonsalesgrp)      Join Date: Jan 2004       05-18-2006, 7:14 PM Reply   
Ok so tonight I have had it! I turn on the tv to see on both Espn and Fox Sports they have poker on both networks. So I invetigated at the same time on espn2 there was guess what POKER.
Now I understand the rise in popularity in the card game, but come on this was during prime time on a Thursday night not to mention they will play poker three more times again after 12 am.
I mean COME ON FSN owns Fuel they can't throw a bone for one hour once a week or maybe ESPN who owns the X games, if they want wakeboarding to grow they can do this by giving us a fix.
What do you think about getting a letter writting compaign together, can we get this published in Wakeboarding mag or Alliance. Maybe Dave will do a front page story that we could all sign and forward onto our friends.
How many signatures do you think it would take to turn an execs head?

Come on WW.comers
I have seen you come up with some impossiable answers lets put our heads together and BRAINSTORM.

itch
Old    Mike (nauty_tique)      Join Date: Nov 2005       05-18-2006, 7:23 PM Reply   
I'm with you Itch, At 1st I thought your post was sure to get flamed for the poker rant, or non WB discussion, Of course I had to apply some stored brain cells and read a little bit for the good stuff! J/K I'm in, show me where to sign!
Old     (attila916)      Join Date: Oct 2005       05-18-2006, 7:49 PM Reply   
Where do I sign?
Old    Paul Bernier (wakeriderixi)      Join Date: Jan 2004       05-18-2006, 8:07 PM Reply   
I'll sign!
Old    Nick (papag)      Join Date: Nov 2005       05-18-2006, 8:21 PM Reply   
I'm all in!
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       05-18-2006, 8:38 PM Reply   
good luck. espn proved how much they care about wakeboarding. (see link)
Old    live2wakeboard            05-18-2006, 8:39 PM Reply   
I'll Sign and i have a ton of friends that will sign along with us! Lets Get-R-Done
Old    Cody (loudontn)      Join Date: Feb 2005       05-18-2006, 9:20 PM Reply   
Haha Itch, you all over the place with your protest. Like I said on the other forum. it's bean counters. Poker is cheap as dirt to produce.
Old    Kraig Kaiser (kraig)      Join Date: Dec 2002       05-18-2006, 10:01 PM Reply   
I do agree with you that it would be nice to see boarding on Tv. But then I got to thinking, do we really need ESPN to push our sport just to have another 100 wakeboard boats on all our lakes taking OUR good water? Don't get me wrong, I do want our sport to grow and it would be nice for it to become more mainstream but there ARE drawbacks. We all fight for the water we have trying to get glass in the mornings, afternoons, during the week, etc.... Our sport will continue to grow no doubt, I kinda like that it's not growing faster. It means less wakeboard boats on the water and more water for me. Personally, keep it off ESPN and let it be that sport everyone wants to be apart of but haven't had tv telling them that they have to have it. It'll continue to grow, just let it do it slowly and the water will last longer!
Old    Ken (ghostrider_2)      Join Date: Aug 2004       05-18-2006, 10:27 PM Reply   
Well put Kraig I agree 100% if I'm jones'ing then I'll
a.get on the water
b.get on the tramp
c.watch a video( D.S., Relentless,etc.)
d.toy with the boat
e.play my 360 to get my mind off it..

(Message edited by ghostrider_2 on May 18, 2006)
Old    Steve Winn (scheersound)      Join Date: Feb 2003       05-18-2006, 10:57 PM Reply   
I'll sign. I think playing poker is fun but watching it on TV is a waste of time. Just my opinion.
Old    Nick Swan (goinbigg17)      Join Date: Jul 2002       05-19-2006, 6:24 AM Reply   
I would just be down for them to get poker off TV. I hate flipping through as well and seeing it on every channel at any time of the day. FSN used to have their extreme sports hour, but not no more. It too was replaced with poker. Why do people want to watch others play anyway? What happened to the traditional spectator sports like basketball, baseball, football, etc......
Old    Byrd (byrd)      Join Date: Dec 2005       05-19-2006, 6:37 AM Reply   
What I want to know is when did a bunch of douchebags sitting around with attitudes and playing cards become a sport? I guess it is a sport to lazy fat bastards that cant get up behind a boat. By all means, I like to play cards with some friends and drink beers, but come on ESPN watching that is about as exciting as watching Golf or paint drying.

I'm done, I'm in as well.....
Old    Luke B (pureblue)      Join Date: Jun 2002       05-19-2006, 6:46 AM Reply   
I think a petition is an excellent idea!
Old    Kirk (kirk)      Join Date: May 2003       05-19-2006, 7:05 AM Reply   

The networks play whatever will earn them money
(viewers) It's all about money $$$$. The poker
dotcom companys are laying down big bucks to sponsor these shows. A petition wouldnt make a difference...
Get people to quit watching them and maybe you have a chance.
Old    Itch (fullonsalesgrp)      Join Date: Jan 2004       05-19-2006, 7:21 AM Reply   
I have in at FSN in Denveer I will call him and see what he says, and he used to work for ESPN.

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