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Old 08-28-2013, 04:22 PM #148
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Try something crazy like run a pro am tourney for a cause with other sports stars and celeberties to draw people in. I for one would love to see shaq in the snake.

nppl has done this as well. i can remember them having celebrity exhibition games in 2005/6/maybe 7? linkin park played stoned assassins *cypress hill* in an exhibition game i believe at huntington beach. it did nothing for the sport as a whole because they didnt market it correctly. regardless i doubt it would have done much anyway. the only way to get people in to a sport they know nothing about and their favorite celebs are doing, is if their favorite celebs are doing it OFTEN. ok cool linkin park came and played paintball once or twice...maybe a couple people went and played because of it. but they seriously limited the influx of people because it only happened once or twice.

to get back to the topic at hand, ive got enough info myself to believe that this will be the last year you see any of the top teams playing in the nppl. id make a suggestion that teams like dynasty and xfactor, will no longer play in the league after this year. which will leave teams like shawn walkers personal raiders, avalanche *maybe, their mainly psp players*, and the rest of the motley crew to duke it out in some pseudo open/pro division. and this is if there is even a league at all after this year.

i could see the psp opening up the challengers division, or laxing the rules slightly *if necessary* on D1 to allow more of the "pro" teams from nppl to make the switch over to the psp.

the big place nppl is missing is in the divisional ranks anyway. how do they expect to run a league, let alone an event when their entire divisional ranks make sunday just by the graces of paying and showing up to the event. there is no competition in the league, which will drive away teams looking to test their skills against other players from throughout our country. other teams take that as a blessing and say "hey, easy payday for us right guys!?" but then they win the event, and the prizes dont get paid out *as documented by the vendetta nonsense* so that drives them away too. a vicious cycle it is indeed... oh well it was bound to happen eventually, it just took a lot longer then i thought it would....about 2 years in fact

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Old 08-28-2013, 05:23 PM #149
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I feel you but...wouldn't it be hard for them to raise the prize money if they can't afford the payouts they have now? I still don't know how this league is doing so badly when they have the PRIME first event of the year.
I'd hardly call HB a prime event these days. It's been pretty depressing the past few years and getting progressively sadder.
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Old 08-28-2013, 05:52 PM #150
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I'd hardly call HB a prime event these days. It's been pretty depressing the past few years and getting progressively sadder.
Oh my god I hadn't noticed the new avvy until now, and bravo sir. Necessarily OT
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Old 08-28-2013, 06:19 PM #151
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I'd hardly call HB a prime event these days. It's been pretty depressing the past few years and getting progressively sadder.
"These days" being the key phrase. It was the first event of the year in a groundbreaking location. I don't know what happened with them the rest of the year.
HB this year was the saddest by far. It was just depressing. The main reason being that Dye and Kee "boycotted" them this year or something to that effect.
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Old 08-28-2013, 11:48 PM #152
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Even tho HB is a great location, it cost the NPPL a lot of money to hold the event there. Plus the time and labor for the extensive clean up. By the time its said and done the circuit makes little money on the event. The other stops of the year dont bring in hardly anything...except vegas does ok..cuz its vegas. This is just one more last ditch effort to get in some paying teams before the circuit dies. Because lets be honest, how many players event want to play the circuit anymore..PSP is just more fun
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Old 09-01-2013, 02:39 AM #153
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Frankly it's surprising how many people seem to flat out hate the NPPL. Sure it's had problems and sure PSP runs a better event, but the level of disdain so many have for the NPPL is over the top. Then again, it is popular on PBNation to hate the NPPL and worship PSP.

On another note, I've heard a lot of people over the years talk about growing paintball, making it more mainstream, making it a legit sport. etc. etc. As if the dream is to have it one day compete with football or basketball. Sorry to say this, but if it ever even manages to compete with hockey, I would be surprised.
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Old 09-04-2013, 09:46 PM #154
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Idk why people hate the NPPL, well yeah they screwed Vendetta out of their prize money...which is a pretty solid reason to hate them. However, its still a paintball league and its hosting events and getting people to play. The team turnout is small, but teams are still playing and hopefully those teams will draw other teams to compete as well. Under the guidance of PBpromotions, I'm sure the NPPL will still be around.
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Old 09-06-2013, 12:12 AM #155
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Didn't this exact conversation happen like two years ago only it was the psp that was not going to be around next year.
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Old 09-07-2013, 02:29 PM #156
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I thought this is already how it worked?
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Old 10-02-2013, 07:04 PM #157
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Paintballers hating on other paintballers for taking advantage of a great opportunity.

Nice work .... Sport can always use players bashing each other.
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Old 10-02-2013, 07:49 PM #158
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i could see the psp opening up the challengers division, or laxing the rules slightly *if necessary* on D1 to allow more of the "pro" teams from nppl to make the switch over to the psp.
I doubt they would do this. There are already enough quality D1 teams that have grinded through D3-D2-D1 to earn their potential spot in the Challengers division. They would have to play D1 for a full year and place 1st or 2nd I believe to move up to Challengers.

Isn't NPPL Vegas being held at Xtreme paintball? At least the facility is nice!
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