« on: February 17, 2010, 09:34:21 AM »
Watching the curling yersterday, (you all already know I am a geek right?) and the announcer said something that hit home with Disc Golf, all these curlers, even though they have come a long way are not highly paid professionals. They all no matter what level, recreational, country championships, world championships, and even the olympics, if you win on sunday, you still have to go back to work on Monday.
So this olympic thing may be a great idea, but olympic sports are not really the caveat taht will make this sport a self sustaining sport for the athletes. There are many sports along these lines, so what is the goal od disc golf becoming an olympic sport? Who does it really help?
I found that comment extremly on point with our sport, and had me thinking all night, even whilst watching the USA play horrible hockey and win, and Canada take forever to heat up, and the RUssian power finally start to move the team, and wondering why Federov really left the NHL, cuz boy still has game.....
So if disc golf were an olympic sport (why note winter olympics? Ice Bowl every 4 years would be HUGE!) who would it benefit, beside the manufacturers of clothing and discs? How many curling references do you hear outside of the winter olympics?
We play all over the world, the sport is recognized, but would the olympics really give a jolt to use for local events?