Strikeforce should start advertising for it very soon.....advertise during hockey and basketball games on TV....advertise outside of CBS, because like they say in the article, CBS doesn't get many young viewers.....except maybe at night during Letterman or afterwards on Craig Ferguson.
Advertise on sports channels....maybe put Hershell on the card just because the media still follows him...
Fucks I hate TV companies...can't they just put it on for the love of the fights?
Well, I guess they are already trying to cross promote with MMA fighters on NCIS LA (which is on CBS) Well, hopefully they keep trying to advertise the shit out of it...
The big thing with me and SF are the infrequency of events. I admit this card is stacked but I don't find myself having the same attachment to the organization as the UFC. Their last big event was January 30th, which is not too long ago, but in between these events we have nothing.
The UFC has had 4 events in January and February and another two are approaching quickly. Not to mention the WEC cards which have a semi UFC feel to them. Even stupid things like a Coker video blog would keep fans interested in his events. Hell, half of Dana's video blogs are eating Pinkberry and picking on fat friends.
Strikeforce doesn't have 100+ fighters under contract for you to be continuously interested on a monthly basis, like the UFC.
[QUOTE=The Return Of......;695467]anyone get the feeling some of these problems are why the ufc hasnt ended up on network tv yet?
i kinda wonder if cbs thought that strikeforce could pull in ufc on spike or ppv kinda numbers on a network scale.
its not too late for strikeforce yet but we have seen elite and affliction go down in the past and all the signs are there that strikeforce needs to right the ship and right it fast.
I don't think the UFC would even move to a big network at this point. Spike gives them everything they need. when TNN turned into spike - (the man channel or whatever) they used the ufc as a crutch and vice versa. ufc stuff probably makes up over 10% of their programming right now. plus the loads of advertising they get on there. I doubt they could find a better deal on any other station right now.
As for strikeforce. They could still survive and become something mediocre. but they won't because they have piss poor management and the UFC will put the nail in the coffin with this competing fight card. i can't see them recovering from this. they'll be either gone or purchased by 2011.