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  • 07-28-2008, 05:58 AM
    Mean
    I forgot it was even on. I guess that would explain some bad ratings if others had the same brain fart.

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  • 07-28-2008, 05:45 AM
    POINDEXTER
    Quote Originally Posted by thumper View Post
    That's absolutely incorrect in my opinion.

    You're forgetting that 99.9999% of the audience are NOT big MMA fans. They don't give a shit about the technical aspect and would much rather see a bloody brawl.

    Good MMA doesn't sell itself, it's one of the reasons it's not mainstream to begin with
    It seems to me that the sustained success of the UFC contradicts you. The first card of Elite's was a gimmick that failed. I'm not really sure how you can deny that. We saw a lot of hype and according to at least half the fans on this board, a lot of controversy. What was the return? Not much in terms of the viewers of that card - meaning, it didn't sell MMA and it failed to repeat. This card may not have had the same type of ratings, but I am willing to bet that it will have created much more in terms of return viewers and individuals actually interested in the sport. The production was better, it was more concise, and overall it was a superior product. The audience that merely wants a bloody brawl is not an audience that will come back - unless the goal is to try to give that to them every time, consequently dumbing down the sport, and thus reducing it to shit for the individuals that actually care about it and invest in its success.
  • 07-28-2008, 05:32 AM
    thumper
    That's absolutely incorrect in my opinion.

    You're forgetting that 99.9999% of the audience are NOT big MMA fans. They don't give a shit about the technical aspect and would much rather see a bloody brawl.

    Good MMA doesn't sell itself, it's one of the reasons it's not mainstream to begin with
  • 07-28-2008, 05:24 AM
    POINDEXTER
    Kimbo Slice brought ratings, but didn't sustain ratings, i.e. he didn't create fans of the sport. No one needs to admit he brought ratings - because no one is disputing that. The fact is, short term ratings do not equal long term potency. What has been proven is that basing your organization and production on an internet street fighter with 3 MMA fights will not sustain any sort of success. They can't have the freak factor of Kimbo every event - it is a bad marketing plan, period. This latest event was great and it is what they should have done in the first place. Good MMA will sell itself, they don't need a fucking bearded gimmick. Putting on good and true, quality MMA events is the way to go. It may not mean immediate success, but as we've seen with the UFC, the growth will be gradual and continual and will eventually snowball. If the plan is to make Kimbo the face of MMA, the ship will capsize sooner than later - the lower ratings of this last event is nothing if not the result of that. I actually have a lot more faith in EliteXC after this last event and I think if they continue (and add some sort of marketing) they will rise as a force in the world of MMA.
  • 07-28-2008, 05:06 AM
    Dimson
    Quote Originally Posted by The Sundance Kid View Post
    Also, just for note, I was watching Price is Right the other day and they had like 6 commercials for this event in an hour.

    I think they spent money on advertising....just in the wrong areas.

    Blue haired ladies don't watch MMA.
    Are you a blue haired old lady? lol.

    Quote Originally Posted by Diegonightmare View Post
    He's brand new (to MMA announcing). He's one of the best football announcers there is, and considering the relatively little time he's had to get schooled in MMA, I think he does very well.
    I agree he is a pretty damn good football anouncer. I should know he seems to call alot of my team's games for some reason. He is not their number one play by play guy but he is pretty good and can definitely get excited when he commentates and doesn't really show a bias either. I guarantee once he gets his knowledge up most people will like him.
  • 07-28-2008, 05:05 AM
    jhell
    Well that's a bummer. I think even TNA wrestling consistently pulls a 1.0 rating.
  • 07-28-2008, 03:51 AM
    Diegonightmare
    Quote Originally Posted by BrettACrystal View Post
    How does everyone else feel about the CBS play-by-play guy?

    I may be wrong, but he just doesn't seem to be even half as knowledgeable about MMA as Mauro, Quadros, Frank Shamrock, and maybe even Bill Goldberg.

    I couldn't stop laughing every time he had to be corrected by Mauro and Frank.

    I definitely don't dislike him, but is he really the right guy for that job?
    He's brand new (to MMA announcing). He's one of the best football announcers there is, and considering the relatively little time he's had to get schooled in MMA, I think he does very well.
  • 07-28-2008, 03:10 AM
    BrettACrystal
    How does everyone else feel about the CBS play-by-play guy?

    I may be wrong, but he just doesn't seem to be even half as knowledgeable about MMA as Mauro, Quadros, Frank Shamrock, and maybe even Bill Goldberg.

    I couldn't stop laughing every time he had to be corrected by Mauro and Frank.

    I definitely don't dislike him, but is he really the right guy for that job?
  • 07-28-2008, 02:40 AM
    thumper
    Yeah that's a strange demo to advertise in. Course if they were doing saturation ads they come on randomly
  • 07-28-2008, 01:28 AM
    Moriason
    Quote Originally Posted by atj-lucko View Post
    Also seems the hardcore fans didn't even watch this show, for shame..
    Sure they did, but as the hardcore fans never seem to remember, there's like 10,000 of them.

    10,000 fans worldwide don't sell anything.
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