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ASP name change

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Created by Boothie88 > 9 months ago, 13 Sep 2014
Boothie88
150 posts
13 Sep 2014 10:16AM
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"To the ASP community,

Before we post our official press announcement, we wanted the ASP fans, athletes and community to hear the news from us first.

At the start of the 2015 season, we will change our name to the World Surf League (WSL)."

Read CEO Paul Speaker's full letter here:
www.aspworldtour.com/posts/68160/wsl

TimKay
563 posts
13 Sep 2014 11:52AM
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That Paul Speaker looks like a flogged out version of Shane Warne

Dazza65
QLD, 385 posts
13 Sep 2014 2:55PM
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Team America - World Surf League, F### Yeah!
Seriously it's a crap name

DARTH
WA, 2313 posts
13 Sep 2014 3:20PM
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Isn't a league for darts or pool?

TimKay
563 posts
13 Sep 2014 3:42PM
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Dazza65 said..
Team America - World Surf League, F### Yeah!
Seriously it's a crap name


Justice league of America.......Yeah Man

MickCam
WA, 125 posts
13 Sep 2014 6:28PM
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I thought, by definition, you have to have teams or clubs to be a league?

chrispy
8049 posts
13 Sep 2014 8:03PM
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MickCam said...
I thought, by definition, you have to have teams or clubs to be a league?


Pffft that does not matter when your seppo ....they have have a world series that is only contested in America. give me a medal....I stopped before I ranted

SP
9126 posts
13 Sep 2014 9:07PM
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Sounds like some super hero shiz... Surprised they didn't try to get waterman in there.

Can't wait to see slater at Chopes wearing a cape and red undies on the outside of his wettie.


As some else said, America.. **** yeah.
They've had 2 good surfers Curren and Slater and they just bought it all for a banana and a pineapple. What a farkin joke..

Paul speaker should be named Paul wanker. Cause he sure ain't a good speaker but he sure is a huge wanker...

TimKay
563 posts
14 Sep 2014 2:35PM
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It seems like the new ASP owners or should say team surf America are trying a little bit too hard.
Trying a bit too hard to try and fix something that's not broken
I should of known they were overemphasising the marketing when they gifted Medina a win at the start of the year
The new golden boy who will probably sell more Team surf league shirts than a bald Slater
I think if they want to improve they should look at the judging for a start. Try and be fair and not treat it like a popularity contest.
How many times do you see an underdog lose by 0.01 of a point because of his rating/popularity as opposed to their surfing
As for the commentary. Pottz, your an absolute legend but your commentary skills have the same effect as a Restavit
Look for more comps in America coming soon from Paul

saltiest1
WA, 1894 posts
14 Sep 2014 7:16PM
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again?

Ctngoodvibes
WA, 1178 posts
14 Sep 2014 7:36PM
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TimKay said...
It seems like the new ASP owners or should say team surf America are trying a little bit too hard.
Trying a bit too hard to try and fix something that's not broken
I should of known they were overemphasising the marketing when they gifted Medina a win at the start of the year
The new golden boy who will probably sell more Team surf league shirts than a bald Slater
I think if they want to improve they should look at the judging for a start. Try and be fair and not treat it like a popularity contest.
How many times do you see an underdog lose by 0.01 of a point because of his rating/popularity as opposed to their surfing
As for the commentary. Pottz, your an absolute legend but your commentary skills have the same effect as a Restavit
Look for more comps in America coming soon from Paul


That's the problem...it was broken .... the ASP was struggling to break even. The sponsers we struggling to sponser events. The new mob are trying to attract more public interest. The have paid for a couple of events out of their own pocket with no sponser available...agree that using league in the title sounds like they are playing American baseball or something. But who really cares? I just like watching Owen wright drop into chopes bombs in real time...it could be called the world monkey spanking league for all I care. In fact that's a pretty good name come to think of it. Suits the Joey Turpel style commentary.

TimKay
563 posts
15 Sep 2014 8:04AM
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Well if that's the case and the ASP are struggling it makes me wonder how long it will be until all WCT (if it that's still the name) events become pay per view
Hopefully never



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