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Greg Downey Joining USA Ultimate Board of Directors [message #84059] Thu, 16 December 2010 23:23 Go to next message
Joe Seidler
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Greg Downey is joining the USAU Board of Directors:
http://www.usaultimate.org/news/greg-downey-appointed-to-usa -ultimate-board-of-directors/

I am very impressed with the quality of people the organization is
bringing onto the board and the staff. I think we will all look back
in 10 years and say that this was the period the organization began
its next level of maturity.
Re: Greg Downey Joining USA Ultimate Board of Directors [message #84061 is a reply to message #84059] Fri, 17 December 2010 00:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
mvuong
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That's a great get to help with with branding and overall perception marketing. Always good to see business leaders joining in.
Re: Greg Downey Joining USA Ultimate Board of Directors [message #84071 is a reply to message #84059] Fri, 17 December 2010 05:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
agerics20
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On Dec 17, 2:23 am, Joe Seidler <j...@seidler.com> wrote:
> Greg Downey is joining the USAU Board of Directors:
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--it'd be cooler if it was Robert.....Jr.
Re: Greg Downey Joining USA Ultimate Board of Directors [message #84074 is a reply to message #84059] Fri, 17 December 2010 06:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
ulticritic
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On Dec 17, 2:23 am, Joe Seidler <j...@seidler.com> wrote:
> Greg Downey is joining the USAU Board of Directors:http://www.usaultimate..org/news/greg-downey-appoi nted-to-usa-ultimate...
>
> I am very impressed with the quality of people the organization is
> bringing onto the board and the staff. I think we will all look back
> in 10 years and say that this was the period the organization began
> its next level of maturity.

well, i guess we KNOW that since ole anti rsd joe suckler is posting
this then this downey guy is a true blue spirit zealot........of
course usau hand picked him so how could he not be.
Re: Greg Downey Joining USA Ultimate Board of Directors [message #84075 is a reply to message #84059] Fri, 17 December 2010 06:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
moremailforscott
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Interesting that a guy with his extensive background in and around
professional sports would join the Board of a sport that doesn't
utilize full fledged referees. Surely he realizes that inherently
there is no chance of marketability here. It'll be interesting to see
how long it takes for him to either 1. convince the majority of the
"spirit" embracing Board to see the light or 2. get fed up with their
stubborn naivety and quit. Cause there's no way a dude who has repped
pro NFl players and done all the other things he has done, is going to
buy into the idea that some degree of self-officiation is a marketable
angle in itself, at least not one capable of off-setting the numbers
of potential viewers who will click the remote as soon as they realize
the players are making some of the calls themselves.
Re: Greg Downey Joining USA Ultimate Board of Directors [message #84157 is a reply to message #84075] Fri, 17 December 2010 16:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
agerics20
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> Interesting that a guy with his extensive background in and around
> professional sports would join the Board of a sport that doesn't
> utilize full fledged referees.  Surely he realizes that inherently
> there is no chance of marketability here.  It'll be interesting to see
> how long it takes for him to either 1. convince the majority of the
> "spirit" embracing Board to see the light or 2. get fed up with their
> stubborn naivety and quit.  Cause there's no way a dude who has repped
> pro NFl players and done all the other things he has done, is going to
> buy into the idea that some degree of self-officiation is a marketable
> angle in itself, at least not one capable of off-setting the numbers
> of potential viewers who will click the remote as soon as they realize
> the players are making some of the calls themselves.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

---is this sarcastic?
Re: Greg Downey Joining USA Ultimate Board of Directors [message #84160 is a reply to message #84075] Fri, 17 December 2010 17:53 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Joe Seidler
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On Dec 17, 6:49 am, "moremailforsc...@yahoo.com"
<moremailforsc...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Interesting that a guy with his extensive background in and around
> professional sports would join the Board of a sport that doesn't
> utilize full fledged referees.  Surely he realizes that inherently
> there is no chance of marketability here.  It'll be interesting to see
> how long it takes for him to either 1. convince the majority of the
> "spirit" embracing Board to see the light or 2. get fed up with their
> stubborn naivety and quit.  Cause there's no way a dude who has repped
> pro NFl players and done all the other things he has done, is going to
> buy into the idea that some degree of self-officiation is a marketable
> angle in itself, at least not one capable of off-setting the numbers
> of potential viewers who will click the remote as soon as they realize
> the players are making some of the calls themselves.

Assuming you are serious (if not, then sorry for the serious reply),
there is a 3rd option. He realizes that Ultimate "spirit" has little
impact on the future of the sport. Spectators and sponsors for the
most part couldn't care less. Add refs, and you won't get one
additional spectator or sponsor. The only impact of keeping or
removing "spirit" is on the players. So strategic thinking, very
sports experienced, board members will probably have relatively little
to say about "spirit."
Re: Greg Downey Joining USA Ultimate Board of Directors [message #84170 is a reply to message #84160] Sat, 18 December 2010 08:01 Go to previous message
ulticritic
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On Dec 17, 8:53 pm, Joe Seidler <j...@seidler.com> wrote:
>
> Assuming you are serious (if not, then sorry for the serious reply),
> there is a 3rd option. He realizes that Ultimate "spirit" has little
> impact on the future of the sport.

litter positive impact..........but A MAJOR NEGITIVE IMPACT!!!!
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Spectators and sponsors for the
> most part couldn't care less.


THIS SHOWS HOW VERY LITTLE YOU KNOW AND UNDERSTAND ABOUT SPORTS.
somthing tells me that when you were a kid you were one of them nerdy
rocket science club kids.

also, if we care so little about more modernized form of officiation
the explain the popularity and embracement of instant replay. YOU are
fucking clueless when it comes to sports.
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Add refs, and you won't get one
> additional spectator or sponsor.

yea right!!! so does that mean if you took them away from sports that
already have them that it WOULDNT negitively impact their
viewership......and thus their sponsorship. how would nfl fans react
if ya took out the IR feature and they sat there watching replays of
missed calls that could easily be corrected. its the exact same when
you see ultimate players making bogus bailout calls (only without the
lengthy ultdebates)

how do more people NOT come here and tell this joe sidler chump how
utterly ignorant he is in regard to this issue????
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The only impact of keeping or
> removing "spirit" is on the players.


then explain how and why refereeing is so intregral in all other
sports? i mean, the nfl and nba are bussinesses and surely they
wouldnt be wasting money on a facilitation that dosent impact their
viewership/sponsorship, right? so why would they implament such a
rule enforcement and game management system otherwise?????

c'mon joe, you really arent this stupid are you????
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So strategic thinking, very
> sports experienced, board members will probably have relatively little
> to say about "spirit."


other than how stupid it is and how its negitively impacting the sport
and propagating the non sport, hippy perception.

of course if and when a "very sports experienced" person (that hasent
foolishly bought into sotg) ever joins that bod then we will find out
i guess.
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