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Blader plays golf
« on: September 17, 2009, 08:09:40 PM »

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« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2009, 08:19:42 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2009, 09:36:51 PM »

Reasonably certain that's ACTUALLY a picture of one of the local skateparks.
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« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2009, 10:41:55 PM »

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hmm, maybe a reference to the monsoons hitting Blader right now?  Don't Know
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« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2009, 11:28:15 PM »

Blader is too old and crafty for that carry-on, I am sure he would have somebody on this payroll who would handle that sort of rough stuff. Roll Eyes Grin Grin
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« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2009, 06:23:05 AM »

Well, isn't this instructive? The intergoogles are far smaller than they would appear.

The picture above that Colleague U.B. posts is in reference to a suggestion I've made elsewhere on the not so vast intergoogles.


I've made the suggestion that the 'FEDEX Cup Race/Standings/Point System' would be far more interesting if the Tour Championship were modeled somewhat after a roller derby bout, wherein a key objective for lower ranked players would be to take out of the competition those players who vis a vis the strength of their point allotment relative to one's own are 'in your way' and you have no reasonable chance to beat even if one plays much better than the other.  Alternately, higher ranked players could create a series of ever changing alliances with other lower ranked players for protection.  The amount of money at stake in the contest, which is approximately 200X Djibouti's gross national product, is enough to induce the players into an ever changing landscape of strategic dalliances and betrayals.

As the contest runs over four days, and as the leaderboard will constantly change with the fortunes of the players, and because of the sheer number of players involved, this all together can lead to an almost infinite degree of complexity in terms of how the competition plays out.   

It is a pretty loose conception at this point, but my mind envisages something on the order of golf meets roller derby meets Survivor Casablanca meets Big Brother MCXLLII meets 10 level chess played out in four dimensions.

I haven't worked out in my own mind all the 'rules' for such a competition, but I must confess my inclination is towards something on the order of a lawless free-for-all, where allowable plays range from a sprint across a fairway to deliver a blind chop block, hitting into players putting out on the green ahead, to bribing Stevie Williams to spike one of His Tigerade drinks with a laxative.  We'd probably disallow the use of infectious reagents, such as swine flu or ebola, not because they lack efficacy, but because as quick as these can viruses can act, they are still much too slow for a 4 hour TV broadcast time scale and really wouldn't be all that interesting to witness.

The only strict requirement is that all such infractions must occur while the camera's are rolling.  For example, tossing a stink bomb into a competitors hotel room in the middle of the night and then duct taping the door shut from the outside would be an infraction subject to a two stroke penalty in the next applicable round, but only because the golf viewer won't witness it not because the rules committee doesn't think it is a clever idea. 

In this proposed scheme, the current point structure is such that the 30th rated PGA Tour player John "The Assassin" Senden, who is arguably not the most unremarkable player in a field hopelessly tainted with unremarkable talent, can mathematically win the coveted FEDEX Cup, but only if 27 of the 29 players ahead of him in the competition fail to report for their Sunday tee time, and the other two suck worse than him.  In my proposed scheme, as "The Assassin" Mr Senden would have more value and notoriety--and here is my main point, generate far more viewer interest-- than any other player in the field. 

Above all else, this sort of event can expose the PGATour to an entirely new demographic and, most importantly, strategic brand alliances, promotional partners and sponsors seeking to reach out to this demographic or solidify their relationships with said.

So, anyway, that is what the picture is all about.  Sorry for the confusion.  It was sort of an inside joke or something.
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Re: Blader plays golf
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2009, 08:08:28 AM »

Well, isn't this instructive? The intergoogles are far smaller than they would appear.

The picture above that Colleague U.B. posts is in reference to a suggestion I've made elsewhere on the not so vast intergoogles.


I've made the suggestion that the 'FEDEX Cup Race/Standings/Point System' would be far more interesting if the Tour Championship were modeled somewhat after a roller derby bout, wherein a key objective for lower ranked players would be to take out of the competition those players who vis a vis the strength of their point allotment relative to one's own are 'in your way' and you have no reasonable chance to beat even if one plays much better than the other.  Alternately, higher ranked players could create a series of ever changing alliances with other lower ranked players for protection.  The amount of money at stake in the contest, which is approximately 200X Djibouti's gross national product, is enough to induce the players into an ever changing landscape of strategic dalliances and betrayals.

As the contest runs over four days, and as the leaderboard will constantly change with the fortunes of the players, and because of the sheer number of players involved, this all together can lead to an almost infinite degree of complexity in terms of how the competition plays out.   

It is a pretty loose conception at this point, but my mind envisages something on the order of golf meets roller derby meets Survivor Casablanca meets Big Brother MCXLLII meets 10 level chess played out in four dimensions.

I haven't worked out in my own mind all the 'rules' for such a competition, but I must confess my inclination is towards something on the order of a lawless free-for-all, where allowable plays range from a sprint across a fairway to deliver a blind chop block, hitting into players putting out on the green ahead, to bribing Stevie Williams to spike one of His Tigerade drinks with a laxative.  We'd probably disallow the use of infectious reagents, such as swine flu or ebola, not because they lack efficacy, but because as quick as these can viruses can act, they are still much too slow for a 4 hour TV broadcast time scale and really wouldn't be all that interesting to witness.

The only strict requirement is that all such infractions must occur while the camera's are rolling.  For example, tossing a stink bomb into a competitors hotel room in the middle of the night and then duct taping the door shut from the outside would be an infraction subject to a two stroke penalty in the next applicable round, but only because the golf viewer won't witness it not because the rules committee doesn't think it is a clever idea. 

In this proposed scheme, the current point structure is such that the 30th rated PGA Tour player John "The Assassin" Senden, who is arguably not the most unremarkable player in a field hopelessly tainted with unremarkable talent, can mathematically win the coveted FEDEX Cup, but only if 27 of the 29 players ahead of him in the competition fail to report for their Sunday tee time, and the other two suck worse than him.  In my proposed scheme, as "The Assassin" Mr Senden would have more value and notoriety--and here is my main point, generate far more viewer interest-- than any other player in the field. 

Above all else, this sort of event can expose the PGATour to an entirely new demographic and, most importantly, strategic brand alliances, promotional partners and sponsors seeking to reach out to this demographic or solidify their relationships with said.

So, anyway, that is what the picture is all about.  Sorry for the confusion.  It was sort of an inside joke or something.
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Re: Blader plays golf
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2009, 08:41:36 AM »

Offline, I've been upbraded about my comment disallowing ebola.  Look, I'm not saying the death spiral of someone afflicted with fulminate ebola is uninteresting, but you'd be surprised at how long it can take to reach that stage after the initial infection.

Again, please remember, timescale is live TV's puppet master and there is no credible way of getting around that.
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