Ha, ha, my daughter would love it especially if she saw me doing it. I'll email that one.jctiger wrote:Very similar to beating the drums, instead of putting a set of bongo drums on the big screen and you beat the drums, a canoe is placed on the screen and you simply pretend your paddling the canoe. I first saw it at an NFL game in Hawaii and the kids love it. We could have the canoe with a tiger in the background and the kids would have to paddle for their lives. Sounds a bit corny but who knows, anything is worth a shot.doublesonthemain wrote:Excuse my ignorance jctiger but what is "paddling the canoe?, sounds like a euphemism for something.jctiger wrote:The kiss cam works well at the basketball,
There are several others that gets the kids engaged as well, such as playing the drums or paddling the canoe. Both of these use a jungle theme so surely we could get the tiger in there somewhere.
Kids also like fireworks, so any time a try is scored or a penalty is kicked, some fireworks from the goal posts would get them excited.
All someone has to do is go to a game of basketball or the big bash to see how it is done, they are so far ahead of us it isn't funny.
Having said that they have more stoppages in play so it is easier to fill with entertainment.
It's all about entertaining the kids any having them want to come back next time.
Yep, agree with what your post to a degree. Winning would certainly make it financially easier to implement strategies to improve the spectacle overall. And losing games, or playing poorly over a sustained period of time, would most certainly deter some fans from experiencing a night out at the game but we don't actually know what lies ahead in terms of team performances. So why not use the opportunity now to do something which might improve the game, at least from our club's point of view. Í don't see any point in waiting for the team to be successful when the need to entice people to come to a Wests Tigers game is now, not later.tigertye wrote:I totally know where you're coming from, but as I said the "fun" only lasts so long if you're losing games. You just need to look at membership numbers. Would a kiss cam, some fireworks, a 1 in 5000 chance of winning the chance to go into the sheds be enough of a strategy to improve the entertainment at a game...probably not. They're not bad ideas at all, but the club as a whole needs to improve and generate money to make the decent stuff happen.doublesonthemain wrote:To many of us diehard fans winning games is what it is all about but for those who might be looking at the club as a new form of entertainment I don't think it's enough, as I posted before you can still get some drab footy and atmospheres regardless of results. So what I hoped people might share is ideas that would make the night (or Day) more entertaining. What can we do that would be original and better than other clubs in making it a great night out for the family?tigertye wrote:It all comes down to the way the club is run. The club need to engage big sponsors first and foremost who are passionate and willing to pump money into the club both in terms of improving the game experience and also in financial arrangements with players to improve our roster.
If home ground facilities are improved, people will be happier to attend games. If membership and game food and drink prices are more affordable, more people will consider signing up. If more people go, more people buy merch, the club generates a better income and the players build confidence by playing in front of bigger crowds. It's a ripple affect.
If better facilities are produced for players and we can sort out this mess of a salary cap and get a few decent backers to top up salaries we can be successful with some great recruitment (hi there Harry?). We've been a team who pays overs for years because players don't have faith that we will be in the 8 at the end of the year so it becomes a financial/business decision if we offer them enough. Instead the majority of the time we get the missed talent like the Austin's, Taupau's who come to us for game time, then once they show their worth they get snapped up or we pay huge overs to keep them. If we end up snaring a decent player, we lose a bunch of youngsters because we had to pay overs for the other guy. You can't operate like amateurs forever or you end up with a salary cap like we have had the last few years.
You compare our side on paper with the Broncos and who do you honestly think most people are going to back?
If things get better off the field, we improve on it. Simples.
I have no doubt if everyone was on the same page with the same dream, the Wests Tigers could be anything. We are so lucky to have the huge junior catchment area we have.
With the way things are though, not many people will be interested in doing a kiss cam for long when we're down by 30 points at half time because we can't compete with the top sides with the big backers week in and week out. We'll continue to be a bottom 8 side.
If the club can get all of it together the fans will be naturally engaged. Hitting drums, singing eye of the tiger in between bites of your pie spilling sauce all over your best jersey, telling the ref "he's blind" when in fact you're the blind one coz you just knocked off your 10th mid strength and the kids kicking footy's around on the hill and doing their Benji steps....that's what it's all about.
What's the old saying - "Lead and they will follow"
The first start would be to get a big enough group of Tigers lunatics who just make a lot of noise and have some decent chants the entire game. Think of 'the burrow' at Souths.
I always thought that memberships should incorporate food and drinks, would also save time in the lines.
Kids should have free entry.
Decent live music pre-game.
Have an 'old boys' match a few times a year with a few legends or even a mini cricket game where they pick ticket numbers to join in.
Bring in a comedian each home game that has a finals type setup.
Set up a phone line where you can text your seat number and they bring you a drink.
Penrith just released a deal where you get a jersey and home games for like $200 bucks when you sign up. That's pretty good value.
But we do need a large group of "Tiger Lunatics" for sure. Are our fans too conservative though? The Hill at Leichhardt only seems to fire up these days when the main stand shows the way. But Tiger Looneys is a great name for the group I reckon, a bit funny and crazy which sort of sums up what a diehard Wests Tigers Fan has to be to remain sane.
Love the club Happy Tiger so it's no big deal really but thanks anyway. I emailed the club last night actually with some of the ideas so it'll be interesting to see if any are taken on board. Can only try.happy tiger wrote:Your doing a good thing for our club Doublesonthemain
Don't see why they can't do a member's draw at each home game. Prizes don't need to cost the club much. Give the fans a special opportunity to meet the players or some signed gear. Maybe some freebies by the sponsors.
I've been a member since 2012. We last played finals football in 2011. Just saying...
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Would never happen Juro, just too simple !Juro wrote:Don't see why they can't do a member's draw at each home game. Prizes don't need to cost the club much. Give the fans a special opportunity to meet the players or some signed gear. Maybe some freebies by the sponsors.