Originally Posted by SniperAt300FPS
The point some people are trying to make is, if you want paintball to be mainstream like football and baseball and basketball etc. WHY WOULD YOU MAKE PEOPLE PAY TO WATCH IT?! You dont have to pay to watch Football, Baseball, Basketball (unless your going to the stadium, obviously)......
Ok, so how much would you pay to go watch it live?? Probably nothing, like most others.
Football, Baseball, Basketball. How much per seat?? How many seats get filled?? Plus how many commercials get sold during the TV show??
The fact of the matter is this, the money to broadcast a show has to come from somewhere, paintballers (as a stereotyped group) are not willing to pay for it, so who is?? As soon as you can answer that question you have got yourself a TV show.
Additionally this is why you wont see paintball as a school funded sport, as soon as someone can promise, and deliver, an acceptable "gate" to the school, all of the sudden those "liability issues" will disappear and schools will celebrate the paintball team.
It takes baby steps, legitimize paintball in schools and it will grow from there.
/rant, I didn't intend to go that far. and I just realized we're all a little OT shhhh don't tell anyone