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Anonymous
Last year

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What can NBL learn from BBL?

The Big Bash League is killing it right now. BBL is everywhere I turn. The papers and news are eating it up to. For a Comp that came from humble beginnings or at least a lean first year, what can the NBL learn from it?

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Luuuc
Last year
11:35 7 Jan 16

Reply #572822

re: What can NBL learn from BBL?

Need more West Indians in the NBL. They're great for publicity?


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Ricky
Last year
11:54 7 Jan 16

Reply #572823

re: What can NBL learn from BBL?

Just need more ads and promotions on free to air / cereal boxes / Woolworths cards?.. and the odd controversy or few..


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interested
Last year
11:58 7 Jan 16

Reply #572824

re: What can NBL learn from BBL?

Isn't the Champions League looking to be the basketball version of the BBL?

With the NBL really improving this season and looking to continue too re-establish itself, is the Champions League still going to happen?


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Anonymous
Last year
12:09 7 Jan 16

Reply #572827

re: What can NBL learn from BBL?

Isn't the champions league an American League for ex nba players?


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paul
Last year
12:09 7 Jan 16

Reply #572828

re: What can NBL learn from BBL?

That cricket is infinitely more popular than basketball in Australia?


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interested
Last year
12:18 7 Jan 16

Reply #572830

re: What can NBL learn from BBL?

Champions League is an initiative that was in the media about 6 months ago with a group from Melbourne looking to start a new league.

Since then another league (no relationship from what I know) has been started in the US where they are targeting ex NBA players.


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Haz
Last year
14:09 7 Jan 16

Reply #572838

re: What can NBL learn from BBL?

Well now that the NBL is on Fox and not Channel 10 the league is looking in much better shape. This has been the best season from the NBL for a long time now and its starting to be more competitive in the media.

As for the BBL's success, well it would have been nice if Channel 10 gave the NBL a fraction of the attention it gives the BBL when they had the coverage.

And cricket is also miles more popular than basketball in Australia even though I don't agree personally.


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Anonymous
Last year
14:21 7 Jan 16

Reply #572840

re: What can NBL learn from BBL?

Cricket is boring


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Ricky
Last year
14:23 7 Jan 16

Reply #572841

re: What can NBL learn from BBL?

Also an official big naming rights sponsor for the league ala, KFC BBL. KFC and cricket just makes sense...

I'm sure LK and team are working on that one.


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swish
Last year
14:26 7 Jan 16

Reply #572842

re: What can NBL learn from BBL?

The BBL is a made for TV sport entertainment package that in cashing in on our traditional love of cricket in summer. Its a 6 week realisty TV show which, becaue it only runs for a short time can access a few internationals and because of its format can use "oldies" to maintain a connection with real / tradional cricket.
BBL is give us the razzle dazzle that we got form the NBL 20 odd years ago.
The media are pushing it as a legit comp because it helps fill papers and tv timeslots and the public are buying it at the moment.
At least this year the NBL is fighting back. But the big difference if FTA v Pay tv. The BBL feels like its everywhere to those out Foxtel ( which is most of the population). Those of us watching live NBL everynight feel like the NBL is everywhere.... until we look outside our own lounge rooms.


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NBL Fan
Last year
15:04 7 Jan 16

Reply #572845

re: What can NBL learn from BBL?

Honestly I can't see the new Champions League in Australia getting very far.

The NBL just has to focus on continuing the momentum that we currently have. A successful implementation of a team in Brisbane is important. The league also has to continue to bring in high quality imports with a reputation because the media loves that ie the 90 million dollar man (Harrington).


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ROFLcopter
Last year
15:19 7 Jan 16

Reply #572847

re: What can NBL learn from BBL?

Chris Gayle!


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Dazz
Last year
16:30 7 Jan 16

Reply #572852

re: What can NBL learn from BBL?

To answer the OP, nothing.
Cricket has always been the "number one sport" In Australia, but few people have the time or patience to attend Test matches. It's a game made for radio.
BBL has bastardised Cricket into a fast flashy format, that fits better into the modern world.

NBL has always had the fast flashy format, it just doesn't have the historic mass appeal.


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Mat Whitehead
Last year
17:17 7 Jan 16

Reply #572860

re: What can NBL learn from BBL?

BBL have taken punitive action against a player who speaks a lot of self-serving shit and doesn't care if people don't like it.

The NBL would give that player a commentary gig where his co-commentator would have to mention his name every 45 seconds.


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Ricey
Last year
17:56 7 Jan 16

Reply #572862

re: What can NBL learn from BBL?

Dump any government funding and target a big alcohol sponsor along with Coca Cola and a fast food "restaurant". Get those major dollars and then dump more money into quality promotion that saturates the market.

If the BBL has an advert for its Adelaide team in a full page, then in the page next to it do a full page spread for the 6ers. Piggy back the shit out of anything and everything popular and getting attention. Soon enough people will begin to think associate them together.

That's a good start


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skull
Last year
18:37 7 Jan 16

Reply #572866

re: What can NBL learn from BBL?

the nbl could learn how to play cricket from bbl


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Dazz
Last year
19:15 7 Jan 16

Reply #572868

re: What can NBL learn from BBL?

Whilst BBL does pull in a few stars on short contracts, and a few vets who can't handle the big games any more, it still has the domestic competition to draw upon. Furthermore the best of our players get contracts, play domestic, and even international cricket.
However as it is the NBL struggles to provide enough employment to local players.


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Anonymous
Last year
19:47 7 Jan 16

Reply #572871

re: What can NBL learn from BBL?

We need more beautiful classy sideline reporters like Mel McLaughlin and not laughable hacks like Dan Ewing.


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Supernintendo Chalmers
Last year
20:28 7 Jan 16

Reply #572874

re: What can NBL learn from BBL?

What's wrong with Ewing? He's one of the few people with a microphone who can string a sentence together.


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AngusH
Last year
20:40 7 Jan 16

Reply #572875

re: What can NBL learn from BBL?

I wonder what affect BBL is having (and is going to continue to have) on crowds to other forms of cricket, though? Having a poor side like the West Indies down here over summer probably doesn't help, either. BBL is probably the best chance the sport has to remain relevant, but if there's ever a stretch where Australia sucked for a couple of years, I do wonder what would happen to the crowds...

Personally, I can watch the odd couple of innings of a test or one-dayer, although usually I have it on as background noise. I find BBL ridiculous, about as exciting as a home-run derby, or almost even the NBA all-star game.


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koberulz
Last year
21:19 7 Jan 16

Reply #572887

re: What can NBL learn from BBL?

What's wrong with Ewing? He's one of the few people with a microphone who can string a sentence together.
He comes across too much like a reality TV show host, rather than a reporter.


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Anonymous
Last year
21:43 7 Jan 16

Reply #572893

re: What can NBL learn from BBL?

Apples and Oranges no comparison in any way.


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Anonymous
Last year
22:30 7 Jan 16

Reply #572898

re: What can NBL learn from BBL?

Not looking for comparisons. Looking for strategies that Nbl could use that have benefited BBL e.g marketing, sponsorship etc.

Would be interested to see if/how much the financials for BBL have improved.


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Anonymous
Last year
08:26 8 Jan 16

Reply #572913

re: What can NBL learn from BBL?

I dont know if they can learn much, but if I see someone eating a whole watermelon at an NBL game I will be turning off #banwatermelons


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