ASP name change

Discussion in 'USA Mainland Surf Forum' started by MFitz73, Sep 13, 2014.

  1. MFitz73

    MFitz73 Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    So the ASP is changing its name to the WSL (world surf league).
    how incredibly corny does this sound?
    It reminds me of the superhero cartoon Justice League of america.
  2. JimB

    JimB Active Member

    Aug 4, 2010
    Yeah...that is pretty bad.

  3. live4truth

    live4truth Well-Known Member

    Feb 9, 2007
    But the ISF or IPS sounds reasonable...meh in 5 years and nobody will think its odd. If it relly is an effort to increase viewership...well see next year. However, such a niche change may help...but I'm more interested in upcoming changes after the name...LINK
  4. worsey

    worsey Well-Known Member

    Oct 13, 2013
    considering that pro football is takin one on the chin this week maybe its good marketing.
  5. cepriano

    cepriano Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2012
    they should change the name to corny little ***g1t tennis soccer baseball wannabee league.asp really sucks its like sell your soul to us so we can pay u to surf shytty waves and broadcast it all over the world.this new asp system is breeding a new age of wannabee surfers and kooks.u thought the lineups are crowded now,in 2 years youll have an additional 50 newbs in the lineup with 9ft malibus crashing into each other like the Kentucky derby
  6. LazyE

    LazyE Well-Known Member

    Aug 6, 2014
    Amen Brother! Course I said the same thing 30 years ago about surf contest in general. Contests ain't what it's about!
  7. stinkbug

    stinkbug Well-Known Member

    Dec 21, 2010
    World Surf League? That's one if the worst names I've ever heard.
    Sounds hokey. Like a pro wrestling league
    The other worst being "outer known"
    The third worst being "Purps". It sounds like a std.
    No originality left in mainstream surfing. Sad...
  8. wavesliderac

    wavesliderac Well-Known Member

    Jun 25, 2012
    honestly, how could they have done any worse haha. asp sounds way better, looks way better, and should remain the name. the asp has too much history and heritage... sucks for pro surfing.
  9. Ryan McCall

    Ryan McCall Well-Known Member

    Aug 10, 2014
    I think the bigger question is why is everyone so resistant to change in all aspects of life? It hasn't always been asp waveslider, used to be IPS (much like UPS, NFL, ASP, MLB, and A/S/L)... without change things become stagnant.

    Its annoying to listen to people ***** and moan when their work makes changes that don't affect anyone in a negative manner, if anything most changes make things better. Its even more annoying when fans of sports complain that their sport is changing something stupid that will never affect anything about said sport. Just like anything else in life, popularity goes through ebb and flow, dont blame the asp for kooks, blame abercrombie and those who put on shows like surfhouse.

    It is just a name people, surfing still involves the same **** it always had.

    live4truth said it best, but 5 years is a bit much, I bet once its changed it will only be a matter of a few contests before people forget about it and they continue to enjoy their HD webfeeds, edgy VZ commercials, and micro-brew of the month.
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2014
  10. worsey

    worsey Well-Known Member

    Oct 13, 2013
    now its two on the chin...........and counting.
  11. zach619

    zach619 Well-Known Member

    Jan 21, 2009
    Ugh... Not a big deal to me. ASP was a TERRIBLE name from a marketing standpoint. Only people within our community even know what it is.... If I called 5 of the top sportcenter commentators and all asked them if they know what the ASP stands for, they would all 5 day, Nope... Even though they have ALL covered it on a minor level a few times....

    Who cares. I don't like the term "league" because that implies a larger scale of inclusion and that it is some sort of team/league when it is just an individual contest platform. The PGA is not a "league". Track and field is not a "league"....

    But oh well, I think it is a step in the right direction for what they want to do. Its short, sweet and to the point.

    World Surf League....
  12. ihatelongboarders

    ihatelongboarders Well-Known Member

    Dec 13, 2007
    the new head of ASP was the head of the NFL's marketing for awhile. expect to see more and more things that take surfing into a more mainstream audience.
  13. seldom seen

    seldom seen Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    They might as well call it NAMBLA.
  14. njsurfer42

    njsurfer42 Well-Known Member

    Nov 9, 2009
    & a larger & larger disconnect between normal, everyday surfers & what goes on in the professional realm.

    "world surf league" is pretty ****in' bad...WSL, as it'll be called, isn't too bad, but still cheesy. & like zach said, "league" implies inclusion & diversity where none is present. but who knows, maybe in a few years we'll have the Wave Garden Pro sponsored by Home Depot or some ****.
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2014
  15. worsey

    worsey Well-Known Member

    Oct 13, 2013
    well, lets get up to speed.

    1) whack your wife
    2) switch your kid
    3) "come out" as a marketing ploy
    4) promote dog-fighting
    5) we need an 'oj' - any nominations?
  16. LIskim

    LIskim Active Member

    Jan 15, 2011
    I just don't see where people think it will communicate better what ASP is all about. Which would be pro surfing. It is an association of surfing professionals. And as you all have said, world surf league implies inclusion of regular a$$holes like ourselves, which is frankly ridiculous. Pro surfing is [email protected] near a different sport from what I do when I paddle out.