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“How can we get more spectators?” is the wrong question.

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When you get the intelligentsia  of bike polo together, you’ll inevitably come to a point where the growth of the sport is discussed. Such was the case when I and a fellow game theorist came together at the Eastside thaw  to ignore the final game of the first day (congrats, Troy. I had no idea it was happening) and talk about the argument for how to make bike polo more “spectator friendly.”

Well, when it comes down to it, I think making the sport more spectator friendly is the dumbest single effort we could undertake. At least as far as making our sport grow and prosper.

It’s easy to see why people think having a huge fan base will help out, though:

More people watching means more interest at large, with means more sponsors, which means more money, which means more better polo.

Or, if you want to South Park it:  Read more