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Quote from: Kalen Braley on August 18, 2022, 12:56:30 PMLIV sure has an awful lot of conditions and restrictions for alleged "independent contractors"....the irony in light of the primary lawsuit!Zero surprise...https://www.golfdigest.com/story/liv-golf-contract-specifics-wall-street-journal-reportReally? There are only 8 events .. seems like an awesome deal for the players. Media rights .. well, they are essentially selling them, so no irony there. Simple cost / benefit analysis from players that they're choosing a better deal.
LIV sure has an awful lot of conditions and restrictions for alleged "independent contractors"....the irony in light of the primary lawsuit!Zero surprise...https://www.golfdigest.com/story/liv-golf-contract-specifics-wall-street-journal-report
Until LIV gets a national broadcast TV contract they will be irrelevant. So far they have only received negative press and if the Saudi's are "sports washing" it is having the reverse effect and they will shut down the LIV sooner rather than later.
What I do not understand is that these pros who consider themselves to be "independent contractors" are now giving up the very thing they claim to be. They must play every LIV event, speak well of LIV, and play some Asian events. They are not very independent anymore.
The 54 Hole Tour has not attracted the best players. They have attracted greedy has-been players that no longer can win at the highest level.
Quote from: Craig Sweet on August 19, 2022, 09:45:13 AMThe 54 Hole Tour has not attracted the best players. They have attracted greedy has-been players that no longer can win at the highest level.Craig-I understand the animus toward the LIV and it’s players. That said I believe Johnson, Koepka, DeChambeau, and Reed all have the ability to win again at the highest level not to mention Smith if and when he goes. You may be correct regarding the rest of the players until you aren’t. In other words the jury is out.
Not to defend LIV, however I find their coverage way more enjoying to watch than the standard weekly PGAT broadcast. Four or more times the frequency of golf shots shown than on the PGAT broadcasts. Good shots and bad ones. Commentators do not make excuses for bad shots. No long sequences of putting study, fairway walking, or yardage book reading. Far fewer puff pieces added as filler. Most satisfying is the absence of commercials every 5 minutes, but that will probably change if a broadcast network contract emerges.Whatever the eventual outcome of the PGAT vs. LIV fight, as a golf fan I hope that the conflict causes PGAT and the networks to review and improve the broadcast product that they are offering. It’s all about entertainment.
There has to be something more too this or he is a complete idiot. His lawyer was bad mouthing LIV and anyone who would take their money on twitter earlier this year. Chamblee ,NBC and the Golf Channels lawyers will have a field day deposing Reeds college teammates, coaches, and people like Peter Kostis who will testify they have seen him cheat. This reputation will only get worse, if that’s possible.
Not to defend LIV, however I find their coverage way more enjoying to watch than the standard weekly PGAT broadcast.
I found the 15 min. spent watching LIV play Pumpkin Ridge to be truly painful. All the gushing and raving about LIV made me ill - and I was a big Arlo White fan.
Anyone who thinks GN is doing anything but trying to get revenge needs to read this Tom Boswell column from 30 years ago.Now it sounds like the players who didn't defect want a tour-within-a-tour for themselves...hmmm.
Now it sounds like the players who didn't defect want a tour-within-a-tour for themselves...hmmm.