Originally Posted by J. Stein
Has nothing to do with a unified league. Has nothing to do with players growing old and getting on with life. Had a lot to do with me getting on with life, though.
Forget paintball on TV. Even the discussion hurts the sport. I work for an interactive TV company. Before that I worked for an agency. Paintball on TV is not going to happen any time soon. At least not the way we’ve been trying to do it.
And there are no investors. Only spenders.
And it is plenty profitable at the local, field level.
This is off topic and I am more then likely mis-informed and simply ignorant when it come to this subject. But never said paintball is not profitable. I have seen through local family start-up fields how profitable it can be when done properly. Simply that in my opinion this sport at this point on a tournament level is still somewhat in it's infancy as far as it's maximum level which it can achieve. I am not saying I ever expect to see Avalanche with a 20 man roster all pulling a 200k+ salary or something. But this sport has room to grow.
What I meant by investors is anybody who puts $1 into the sport, sponsors, and primarily ones that are not from the paintball industry. Again always room for expansion.
Nothing was ever done by people not discussing it. If players want a single national league then why does it harm the sport discussing it,or also if they do not want it. Same goes for it being televised. Like I said before I know I do not know the 100%logistics and chances of any of this happening but talking about this is what this site is about and how things come to be, or how they are realized as non-feasible. But I do not understand how it is detrimental to the sport in any way.
And last, he asked why several team including the Canes were closing shop, I know other teams it has been due to things such as players personal lives. That statement was mainly directed towards the subject of other teams. I do ot know the fine details of the situation with you guys, never claimed to.
But sorry if I made you mad by anything I said before or in this post.
On the main subject: what I forgot to put in my initial post, and after what Wonka has said.
No matter if your a Canes fan or not seeing a team that has been around for quite some time close up shop is an unfortunate thing to see. Even if they were your teams #1 rival still have to look at it as a loss for the sport. I do not look at Wonka's initial post as anything hostile or rude. Was his personal opinion and he did not really say anything that discredited the Cane's and what they did over the years as a team and organization.
Best of luck to the whole crew and there own futures.