Originally Posted by ski2man
I hate the majority of professional athlete interviews..."How did it feel when you made that game winning shot?" etc.
It can be very difficult for a pro to describe how he/she is great...I say go the other way...what is your favorite prep food before a tournament or what do you eat on the breaks? What music do you listen to on the way to the course? etc...i like knowing random shit.
The idea is to have direction of where the interview is going, and to showcase the athlete and sport. My point was to cut out all the random stuff. Personally, I could care less what they eat or listen to. My guess is that a touring pro would rather talk about that winning shot than talk about what drive thru they went to. They are touring disc golfers after all, they live to play. My interest lies in the sport. This is about DG, if I wanted personal stuff I'll go read a People magazine.
The point of a grass roots approach is to connect the elite with the new players and watch it grow, if we treat them like some kind of celebrity we are going against that whole philosophy.
I may seem a bit harsh and cold, but I really believe that if we are to ever get taken more seriously by the mainstream we should start by being tough critics on ourselves. If I have to be that guy who is an ass, so be it.
Jubola and I know each other personally well enough that I know he sees where I am coming from. So to CMC, I apologize if I am a bit stiff. Just want to see the great thing you have go extraordinary. What's the saying? Steel sharpens steel?