The ABA's favorite film "Semi-Pro": not too "family-friendly"

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Post by The Magician » Sat Feb 16, 2008 11:10 pm

[quote=""misenern""] If this wasn't the ABA I don't think it would be such an issue.[/quote]

You are correct ...

ABA ... INVITE PUBLIC TO NEW LINE CINEMA’S ''SEMI-PRO'' MOVIE PRODUCTION
http://www.abalive.com/news/releases/?n ... 7031906006
People of all ages are welcome to join the fun and watch the stars as they play their parts as wild and crazy ABA basketball players from the 1970s.

“The movie brings back the great memories of the old ABA,” stated Richard Tinkham, founder of both the original ABA and the new ABA.
Those "memories" can be revisited by viewing the "Age-Restricted Trailer" on the film's website: :infun:

http://www.semipromovie.com
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Post by tbayz1 » Sat Feb 16, 2008 11:19 pm

I went to the Razorsharks game this afternoon and they were even promoting the movie. They had a stand set up when you walk in and during half time they ran clips of the movie on the jumbotron
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Post by The Magician » Sat Feb 16, 2008 11:38 pm

[quote=""tbayz1""]I went to the Razorsharks game this afternoon and they were even promoting the movie. They had a stand set up when you walk in and during half time they ran clips of the movie on the jumbotron[/quote]

I can see it now ...

The ABA CEO responds to "Ask the CEO' question, by stating ...

The PBL Razorsharks used the jumbotron for propaganda purposes to discredit the ABA's "fan-friendly" motto by showing clips of the ("R" Rated) movie - "Semi-Pro" ...

http://www.semipromovie.com
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Post by Minor League Man » Sun Feb 17, 2008 12:42 am

[quote=""The Magician""]I can see it now ...

The ABA CEO responds to "Ask the CEO' question, by stating ...

The PBL Razorsharks used the jumbotron for propaganda purposes to discredit the ABA's "fan-friendly" motto by showing clips of the ("R" Rated) movie - "Semi-Pro" ...

http://www.semipromovie.com[/quote]
Actually, the fim has apparently been re-edited to get a PG-13 rating...But expect to see all these vulgar scenes in the unrated DVD release.

Sorry everyone!
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Post by Paul S » Sun Feb 17, 2008 12:55 am

Of course Joe is still completely oblivious to this whole thing. He just keeps sitting in his basement typing up ridiculous 'Ask the CEO' questions, which he then answers, firing off emails with 40-50 people cc'ed on it, seeing if random guy in ______ check clears the bank and entering as 'Connie from Indianapolis' in the win a houseboat vacation contest.

The movie could be a XXX movie about a working girl trying to break into the pornographic movie industry for all he knows. The Joe Newman ABA has absolutely NOTHING to do with this movie.
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Post by The Magician » Sun Feb 17, 2008 1:08 am

[quote=""Minor League Man""]Actually, the film has apparently been re-edited to get a PG-13 rating ...[/quote]

Click below to read about the PG-13 rating ...

http://www.mpaa.org/FlmRat_Ratings.asp
A PG-13 rating is a sterner warning by the Rating Board to parents to determine whether their children under age 13 should view the motion picture, as some material might not be suited for them.
A PG-13 motion picture may go beyond the PG rating in theme, violence, nudity, sensuality, language, adult activities or other elements, but does not reach the restricted R category.
I thought the ABA was only for 'G/General Audiences - All Ages Admitted' ?

Hey Parents ... Did you know that the ABA Entertainment is PG-13? :eek:
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Post by Paul S » Sun Feb 17, 2008 1:14 am

The next time some sucker, oh sorry, some investor calls Joe looking for a team I can almost guarentee Joe will mention the movie Semi-Pro as a reason to invest and buy a market reservation in the league.

He will say something like "Hey Hollywood is on board, you need to be as well. "

Maybe A1sports can block the caller id and call him up again, pretending to be interested in a team. I think he's done it 3-4 times and each time comes away swearing Newman is the worlds greatest salesman.
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Post by nksports » Mon Feb 18, 2008 2:25 am

[quote=""Paul S""]"Hey Hollywood is on board, you need to be as well. "[/quote]

Hollywood was on board in the ABA last season and we all saw how well that turned out.

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Post by Pounder » Tue Feb 19, 2008 4:25 pm

Somehow, I have my doubts that the "family-friendly" ABA venues include dancers wearing niqabs.

Just saying. We already have plenty of reasons to boycott this leaque.
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Post by TheStandard » Tue Feb 19, 2008 4:54 pm

[quote=""Paul S""]The next time some sucker, oh sorry, some investor calls Joe looking for a team I can almost guarentee Joe will mention the movie Semi-Pro as a reason to invest and buy a market reservation in the league.

He will say something like "Hey Hollywood is on board, you need to be as well. "

Maybe A1sports can block the caller id and call him up again, pretending to be interested in a team. I think he's done it 3-4 times and each time comes away swearing Newman is the worlds greatest salesman.[/quote]

Joe is so good he can sell the communists, communism
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