Social Paintball Banned from the NPPL
Posted 12 January 2013 - 09:26 PM
Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:28 AM
Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:34 AM
Well most of the pro and divisional refs at Vegas were garbage..
Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:35 AM
Basically, Frank made a reasonable request, Social Paintball stubbornly refused without any real reason then Frank went into 13 year old kid mode and started going at them over Facebook.
I think it could have been handled better on both sides, it would have taken Social Paintball 2 seconds to remove the post and post a new status explaining the situation. But on the flip side, even though Frank's anger is valid, how he chose to vent that anger was extremely immature and as a result misrepresented his brand. Poor decisions were made by both parties and in the end have only hurt themselves. But trying to look at the bright side of this, PSP just gained more supporters and another exclusive media source in Social Paintball.
Bob Long said:
Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:43 AM
Social is arguably on of the biggest promoters of the sport and banning them for an entire year for not changing info for 30 minutes seems like well beyond reasonable.
Again, I have no dog in this fight. Love NPPL, have since the late 90's, and the things they do to legitimate professional paintball cannot be ignored. Just for arguments sake though imagine if the NFL banned sports illustrated from coverage for one year because si.com said the superbowl was on january 22nd incorrectly, especially if that was the date roger Goodell told them it would be one half hour earlier
Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:44 AM
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 03:48 AM
Because the Denver and Tampa events were still news. They clearly said the dates were wrong, and would add the right dates when they were released.
I think nppl should have made a statement and just release the correct dates after they noticed they messed up.. Rather then just let frank go nuts all over facebook, and make the league look stupid.
Posted 13 January 2013 - 09:06 AM
Once the NPPL and Social Paintball start communicating again, things will get resolved
Don't you remember the bullshit rumor on PBN a few years ago, where I/TechPB supposedly was "banned from Extravaganza" for photographing the event? Three emails later, it was all resolved
Just give it a week or two
Posted 13 January 2013 - 11:48 AM
That being said, Social Paintball was kinda in a situation of arguing with a ref in basketball, you will never win and all you are doing is making yourself look bad. Don't get me wrong Frank's response wasn't the best but the fact of the matter is both sides were not doing what would be the best way to handle the situation. I can understand both sides and I don't think anyone was right.
I could defiantly see the NPPL changing the way Social is reprimanded after some communication and the situation cools down. It seems like a lot of this drama in paintball is either miscommunication with a lot of immaturity resulting from that. I hope someday that league owners realize that a lot of what they do reflects paintball as a whole.
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:16 PM
If I had a party and somebody on Facebook posted the wrong date, even after I corrected them, I don't think I would want them involved in the event.
Right to free speech is great ... If people check their facts before opening their mouth.
Posted 13 January 2013 - 01:14 PM
Posted 13 January 2013 - 02:02 PM
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