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Bikepolo.tv, Podium, and Throwing a Tourney: My Thoughts


There really isn’t’ much else that needs to be said.
Anytime I wasn’t actually playing polo this weekend, I spent glued to the couch with my ipad in hand, streaming the greatest game on earth. I’m pretty sure my wife had a few conversations with me, but you’d have to ask her, because I certainly didn’t hear any of them.

North Americans and the stream on Bikepolo.tv brought a few things to my attention. First, despite some comments to the contrary, good hard polo is super exciting to watch. If there’s anyone who got bored watching the first game of the finals (Beavers vs. Guardians) then you’re clinically dead.

Second, was the streaming has seriously improved since the first time I tuned in. Good quality feed, most of the time the cameras were on point, and there were multiple angles! The commentary was excellent, and by the end I even learned to appreciate Machines endless banter.

The last thing that I noted was about Podium. It seems that every tourney I go to, someone is bitching and complaining about Podium. It doesn’t work. It sucks. It screws everything up. OMG I can’t work the internet.

It seemed to work pretty damn well for 48 teams, over 3 intense days, on 3 courts. Maybe trying to run your tournament off of the 7Elevens wifi from two blocks away is contributing to your issues?

Anyway, big shout out to Mr. Do, machine, Vince, Chandel, and everyone else involved in making bikepolo.tv my porn for the weekend.

And big shout out to Beavers for again making almost every other team look like newbs. Its hard to like you because you’re pretty aware of how good you are, but you can’t deny results.