... or, will they always be like watching the grass grow?
(a question first proposed 6 years ago)
Would anyone ever encounter a webcast by chance? I think not.
And, if they did, would they stay and watch for a while? Doubtful.
Is there anything (other than a few jai-alai sites) to direct/entice them to a webcast? No.
Don't get me wrong, I (and maybe a hundred or two others) am glad we can do it, but it's really little more than a documentary. No attempt is made to SELL the product. Lack of play-by-play, color, announcer excitement, replays, promos, player emotion. Nothing is ever done to differentiate players - it's just #4, in the green shirt. Why would anyone ever get excited about the players? Hell, they're only 2 inches tall, anyway.
How many of us are there to enjoy the majesty of the game, rather than just tracking our bets? No, it's just a documentary, and only suggests to the uninitiated that the sport is monotonous and that any one game is just like all the others. The size, scope, speed and athleticism factors are totally lost.
So, what can we do to make these productions an exciting diversion, not just for the aficionados, but for the aficionados-to-be?