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speedyduck

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For an organization whose theme this year seems to be all about growing the sport, this pay-per-view coverage is doing anything but contributing to efforts to grow the game. It takes money to make money, as the saying goes, and a really good investment would be to provide coverage that is dependable and of reasonably high quality.

You aren't going to grow the game if people can't see it.


that's true. Glad I held off on getting the feed.
Shadetree

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Last night tried to watch the Pride and Racers stream.  Tried is the main word here.  I think a 12 year old is in charge of the camera choices as they switch to a fixed first base camera where you can only see the pitcher during pitches at the oddest times and you have no idea what is happening.  Who thinks that this is good broadcasting.  If these are broadcasting students they should take up a new goal in life.  Also Akron only has the behind the netting camera which focuses on the net and leaves field and players out of focus.  At least some teams have the centerfield camera which is much better, but not Akron. To charge for this product just solidifies my claim of the most unprofessional professional league ever.
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Last night tried to watch the Pride and Racers stream.  Tried is the main word here.  I think a 12 year old is in charge of the camera choices as they switch to a fixed first base camera where you can only see the pitcher during pitches at the oddest times and you have no idea what is happening.  Who thinks that this is good broadcasting.  If these are broadcasting students they should take up a new goal in life.  Also Akron only has the behind the netting camera which focuses on the net and leaves field and players out of focus.  At least some teams have the centerfield camera which is much better, but not Akron. To charge for this product just solidifies my claim of the most unprofessional professional league ever.


If they don't all have Owners who put money into the teams and sponsorship, like baseball. I can't see the league structure getting any better.
Shadetree

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While I love softball....thank goodness I will not have to watch NPF TV anymore after this week.  What a disaster.  I think the person with their finger on the change camera button changes the picture intentionally so that you wont see what is happening!  And poor Akron......showing replays from cameras that show absolutely nothing of what is taking place.  wow.   Next year I will just save my money.  Suggest you all do the same.    
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Ridiculous that Little League Softball World Series is being aired on ESPN, with half the commentators that worked the WCWS, but we get ridiculously crude coverage of the NPF and the National Team. Shameful
spazsdad

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LL Softbll is only shown because of the contract with LL BB. Kind of like the WNBA. Without the NBA money it wouldnt last a season.
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Although watching NPF tv was frustrating at times (ransom camera shots while batter is in the box) I think it was well worth the measly 50.00 they charged for it. And for that same 50.00 bucks I was able to have other family members watch as well. No they are not CBS or ESPN but the announcers at Pride were good and the Bandits people did a hell of a job. I hope they continue to do it for the softball fans who simply LOVE to watch the game.
Shadetree

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Although watching NPF tv was frustrating at times (ransom camera shots while batter is in the box) I think it was well worth the measly 50.00 they charged for it. And for that same 50.00 bucks I was able to have other family members watch as well. No they are not CBS or ESPN but the announcers at Pride were good and the Bandits people did a hell of a job. I hope they continue to do it for the softball fans who simply LOVE to watch the game.


you are correct...........good for family members to see their kid play.  For fans though?  don't think so. The playoff coverage was good though.  Wish that quality was in the season they might pick up a fan or two.
lovsofbal

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Is there any coaching changes? I see where the bandits coach isn't returning. Heard Nuveman is taking over.
Shadetree

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Is there any coaching changes? I see where the bandits coach isn't returning. Heard Nuveman is taking over.


Morgan returning to Akron
Athensfan

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https://twitter.com/chicago_bandits/status/915260738591223808?t=1&cn=ZmxleGlibGVfcmVjcw%3D%3D&refsrc=email&iid=5ea12f94c5c143f49fff42f7fceb4274&uid=1385230387&nid=244+276893704

https://chicagobandits.com/bandits-sign-team-usa-standout-delaney-spaulding/

Nice job coach!
Athensfan

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https://chicagobandits.com/bandits-announce-two-year-extension-for-wagner/
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