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by BruceB
Mon May 23, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: AFL
Topic: Six AFL China nicknames are announced.
Replies: 2
Views: 3560

Sports Team Ownership Rule Number One: Demographics are no guarantor that people will pay to attend games. Does anyone remember when MLB, which has far more resources and marketing capabilities, tried growing baseball in mainland China by using the Beijing Olympics as a springboard for a new league?...
by BruceB
Thu Apr 21, 2016 4:55 pm
Forum: WNBA
Topic: WNBA star Elena Delle Donne calls for lowering rims in women’s basketball to showcase
Replies: 1
Views: 20575

I nearly fell off my chair when I read that. One of the reasons there are people (men included) who like the WNBA and women's basketball in general is because it's less about throwing down dunks and more about fundamentals and ball movement. Lowering the rim in WNBA games from 10 to 8 feet would be ...
by BruceB
Thu Apr 21, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: D-League
Topic: Bakersfield to relocate to Prescott Valley, AZ
Replies: 10
Views: 6369

[quote=""toad455""]Jam may not be leaving D-League. Owners hoping to resurface as expansion team for upcoming season.[/quote] Did I read correctly that the guys who ran the Jam in Bakersfield want to use a 550-seat gym for home games? I hope I got that wrong because that would be totally rinky-dink,...
by BruceB
Fri Apr 11, 2008 1:56 am
Forum: MLS
Topic: Seattle Sounders FC (MLS team name)
Replies: 8
Views: 8844

Clarification on selection of Sounders name

The reason Seattle's MLS team is going to be called the Sounders is simple: The fans want it. The owners held a "Name the Team" contest featuring multiple choices fans were allowed to vote on precisely because owners did NOT want to call the team the Sounders. However, such a huge number of fans wro...
by BruceB
Mon May 21, 2007 2:51 pm
Forum: IBL
Topic: Team Problems !
Replies: 27
Views: 13527

The Lewis County Raptors are having their troubles. The only promoting they do is a 10-second mention toward the end of a local radio commercial for a car dealership and a "Game Tonight" sandwich board propped up on a freeway off-ramp, they've alienated the local media to the point where the only ex...
by BruceB
Thu Apr 26, 2007 4:51 am
Forum: IBL
Topic: Any thoughts on IBL?
Replies: 48
Views: 25670

Pounder pretty much got it right. Lewis County IS midway between Seattle and Portland on the western side, about halfway between Mount Rainier and Mount Saint Helens on the eastern side. Largest county in land size in Washington west of the Cascades, very rural and conservative. There are about 70,0...
by BruceB
Mon Apr 23, 2007 7:57 pm
Forum: IBL
Topic: Any thoughts on IBL?
Replies: 48
Views: 25670

Okay, if we're talking marketing as opposed to media relations, you make some valid points. However, the Raptors are doing next to nothing in the marketing aspect, either. They DID have some kids' camp where (I think) 35 kids turned out before the season started, but that's pretty much it. No advert...
by BruceB
Mon Apr 23, 2007 4:15 pm
Forum: IBL
Topic: Any thoughts on IBL?
Replies: 48
Views: 25670

So then people go to a game even if they don't know whether there's going to BE a game or not? That's faith bordering on religion. My experience is that people are not going to make plans to go to any event if they don't know about it. What does it tell you when no sportswriter shows up to cover the...
by BruceB
Mon Apr 23, 2007 3:01 am
Forum: IBL
Topic: Any thoughts on IBL?
Replies: 48
Views: 25670

More on the Lewis County situation

The Raptors played a home game Friday night against some team called the "Oregon All-Stars." I have no idea who they are, but then, most people here have no idea who won because the Centralia Chronicle had nothing on the game Saturday (no Sunday publication)...no recap, no boxscore, no result, no no...
by BruceB
Thu Apr 19, 2007 5:53 pm
Forum: IBL
Topic: Any thoughts on IBL?
Replies: 48
Views: 25670

the Lewis County (WA) Raptors had about 100 people at their opening night game at Centralia College, then another 100 or so the following night at Morton High School. I don't expect it to get any better. As someone who has worked in both sports PR and the media for over 20 years, I can say with some...

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