Machine Politics vs L'Équipe, August 2010. Photo by Steph Simcox
Going Global : the future of bike polo
Judging by the press attention we get - at least one media outlet is on the court in London every sunday, trying to get to the core of this uber-cool new urban extreme activity - and by the increasing number of players and cities, I think that in a couple of years we'll see Bike Polo at the X-Games or some other highly marketable youth culture gathering.
I looked briefly into entering our team Zombie R.M.Y. into the ECMC Euro tournament next month, and it took only a couple of phone calls to find sponsors ready to fly us there and pay for the whole thing, without them even checking how good our level is (we're mediocre at best). There just seems to be a tremendous interest in the sport from all sides. (note: we're not going - the tournament is on a friday!)
The most likely thing is that a brand - say Red Bull or Boost Mobile or Doritos or Sparks - will start organising a country-wide championship...
What do you guys think?
If I knew how to post a poll these would be the questions:
A -Yes I am for this. We need team coaches too, and a corporate team bus with stickers and spare disc wheels in a trailer.
B -This should never happen. I am a true original free spirit, and Corporate America will not get a piece of me or my tattoos.
C -Bullshit, bike polo will never go big, even the best players can't play at a level that would interest the general public.
D -Sparks??! Did you say Sparks was sponsoring a tournament? I'm in.