Wildcats Game Presentation - Suggestions for 17/18
Flowing on from the Knicks no music experiment discussion what would people change in terms of the Wildcats game presentation? (or for your own respective teams...)
Music variety - same playlist with the same songs played at the same stage of the game does get very repetitive. Other than Welcome to the Jungle, We Will Rock You to start a game and the 'get up on your feet' (no idea what it is called, the song they play with 1 min to go in a win), the rest can probably do with a refresh. I did enjoy the occasional use of Thunderstruck back in the day at Challenge Stadium for example.
Music frequency – perhaps not play music every possession? Not as loud? Doesn’t bother me as much as others.
Videos – more behind the scenes player videos and content would be good, they seem to have gone away from this over the last couple of years.
Entertainment – opportunity to mix it up a little. They don’t have to follow the same run sheet every week, i.e, marching band intro, intro dance to same song, same dances/songs during timeouts. Very formulaic and stale. I think the marching band has got better and adds to the atmosphere when used occasionally during play.
Court design – has been discussed on here a few times, but a couple of Wildcats logos and some red trim somewhere on the court in support of existing sponsor logos would look great (and slightly more ‘NBA’)
MC – Lachy does an awesome job, no changes needed here.
Lighting/intros – more could be done here. i.e turn lights off that shine on sponsor banners in the rafters for a full black out, do some sort of partial black out for starting 5 intros (don’t think the lighting allows for this though?), less lights focused on the crowd
Uniform design – the last two seasons they have integrated sponsor logos slightly better (size, positioning, albeit if they have to be ‘bumper stickers’) but they have let themselves down on player names and numbers that can’t be read from a distance or on TV (red on red this year or last year’s black on red with no outline). I’m sure the design looks great on screen when designing but more thought needs to be put into how they will look in real life. The heritage and army uniforms were a nice change as you could actually see the numbers and names of players.
Half time – great for kids to get the opportunity to play on the Perth Arena court but is it worth mixing this up some weeks?
Wilbur – I guess the mascot entry is pretty spectacular, but loses impact given they do it every week. But I guess that is for the kids anyway.
Dunk team, Tshirt cannons – all good and a nice break from cheerleaders etc.
Everyone else’s thoughts?