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#187221 - 05/02/14 10:51 AM Re: Will there be a U.S. Open this year??? [Re: BIGHMW]
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I believe since the PBA was re-aligning its season to run from January through December, this year will end a season that began part-way through 2013, and included the 2013 US Open. For this reason, I believe, there will be no 2014 US Open. Wes and Liz will get to defend their titles at the 2015 Open, however. The BPAA took over the US Open in 2013, and from what I understand, did a terrible job in handling the event. This is the most difficult event to win (which is one of the only props I give PDW, since he's won 5 of these), and easily one of the most prestigious, so to botch it is inexcusable.

I know your point was to find owners who could promote the sport better than the current ones, but to their credit, bowling is just not as marketable as it once was. No amount of fireworks, loud music, and over the top trash talk is going to make the PBA the WWE. Even the WWE has seen ratings drop in recent years, and most people believe the MMA events have been the reason. Many viewers are turning the channel to watch actual fights, and not the staged matches that wrestling provides.
The marketing firm that the PBA employed for several years also had the UFC as a client, and they were able to market that organization efficiently. You can't just cross-market all of your clients, however. You have to get the two organizations to agree to help each other out, and I don't see the UFC offering to advertise for the PBA. Completely different image, and nothing that would help the UFC in any way.
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Will there be a U.S. Open this year??? BIGHMW 05/01/14 08:41 PM
Re: Will there be a U.S. Open this year??? BIGHMW 05/01/14 11:37 PM
Re: Will there be a U.S. Open this year??? Fin09 05/02/14 10:51 AM
Re: Will there be a U.S. Open this year??? champ 05/02/14 01:33 PM
Re: Will there be a U.S. Open this year??? champ 05/03/14 05:50 PM
Re: Will there be a U.S. Open this year??? SteveH 05/03/14 06:00 PM
Re: Will there be a U.S. Open this year??? SteveH 05/03/14 07:04 PM
Re: Will there be a U.S. Open this year??? BIGHMW 05/04/14 01:03 AM
Re: Will there be a U.S. Open this year??? Joe Bowler 05/04/14 04:38 AM
Re: Will there be a U.S. Open this year??? SteveH 05/04/14 09:03 AM
Re: Will there be a U.S. Open this year??? BIGHMW 05/04/14 10:25 AM
Re: Will there be a U.S. Open this year??? BOSStull 05/04/14 10:29 AM
Re: Will there be a U.S. Open this year??? SteveH 05/04/14 11:13 AM
Re: Will there be a U.S. Open this year??? champ 05/04/14 04:38 PM
Re: Will there be a U.S. Open this year??? Fin09 05/05/14 10:46 AM
Re: Will there be a U.S. Open this year??? Joe Bowler 05/07/14 07:39 AM
Re: Will there be a U.S. Open this year??? Fin09 05/07/14 10:41 AM
Re: Will there be a U.S. Open this year??? vdubtx 05/07/14 03:12 PM
Re: Will there be a U.S. Open this year??? BOSStull 05/10/14 11:12 AM
Re: Will there be a U.S. Open this year??? wronghander 05/10/14 11:20 AM
Re: Will there be a U.S. Open this year??? BIGHMW 05/10/14 04:54 PM

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