View Full Version : Being Sponsored

11-18-2004, 11:17 PM
You know how cool it is to be sponsored or how could it would be to be sponsored http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif.

BUT, if you could be sponsored would you want to?

I was handed a contract that I could sign after I graduate high school to be sponsored by Adidas. I'm one of the best tennis players in Washington - and have done a lot of tournaments in Washington. I could get a full-ride to University of Washington, and a lot of free stuff. Like new shoes every 2 weeks, multiple racquets of my choice, a personal trainer, and so much more. Though, I'd have to live to their ideals and do as they say, without a question. They could fly me to Europe to do a tournament, and I'd have to suck it up and balance life with the demands.

I don't know if I'd want to do something like that. It's nice, but I like playing for myself though. And I need to be on top of my game 100% of the time. Pretty demanding also.

Although, I'd like to get a sponsor by NVIDIA and INTEL http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif and get the bombdizzle computer and just play video-games and mastering the craft lol.

FragDolls, Team3D, Fatal1ty, Team NOA and others. They're freaking amazing and have awesome opportunities.

11-19-2004, 12:31 AM
i'm kinda confused if this thread is for more petting ur own ego about ur tennis skills or sponsorship, but i'll let u go cauz i <3 tennis as well http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

being sponsored? sure. why not. who doesn't enjoy getting free stuff for something they like to do.

11-19-2004, 12:39 AM
It was all a ploy to see the lounge lizard salute again, Moz.

11-19-2004, 09:00 AM
You just have to weigh out the positive vs. the negative... There will always be issue you dislike about being sponsored, but step back and see if your getting more then if you weren't sponsored. That's how I looked at it... And anyways it's not like your being sponsored for something you hate to do, because that would be another topic. So I say go for it!!


11-19-2004, 10:34 AM
Sponsorships are usually a temporary thing anyway. If I were given the chance I think I'd take it. It's a wonderful opportunity and there's always time to do your own thing once the sponsorship is up. =)

11-19-2004, 10:38 AM
dude, what is there to think about? unless tennis is your enemy, i'd say go for it! take advantage of that free sh*t! hehe.

Valkyrie FD
11-19-2004, 10:46 AM
I feel that as long as you dont go against your own morals or beliefs DO IT! However, if there is something in the sponsorship (eg you dont like the product, company, or buisness strategy's) dont do it. It shows when you dont really support your sponsor! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

11-19-2004, 10:50 AM
So far you have three Fragdolls supporting youand a few others, I say go for it. Life brings soo many unexpected blessings.

11-19-2004, 03:16 PM
I know what you mean. I had the same situation come up when I gave up a lucrative modeling contract to play professional football. I ended up getting hurt (torn MCL and ACL) and couldn't get back to full speed after surgery. I ended up not making it through the first season and had to "forgive" my sponsorships with Aquafina and Sprint, and then couldn't save my modeling career.

I say stick with what you love doing, do it for the right reasons, and don't let the corporate sponsorships decide your fate.

11-19-2004, 03:17 PM
...DID I FALL ASLEEP TYPING AGAIN? ****..sorry about that, it won't happen again... (...zzz...zzz...zzz...)

Jinx FD
11-19-2004, 06:36 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>So far you have three Fragdolls supporting you <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


Life's short. Take some chances. If you have an opportunity like that, you're one of the few who do. As long as you believe in what you're doing, and you like the company that's sponsoring you, I think the positives will always outweigh the negatives.

11-19-2004, 10:21 PM
This is such a wonderful blessing... There's people out there that only dream to have the opportunity you do..

Take it and run,


11-19-2004, 11:48 PM
you know what i never really understood? why do college sports allow sponsorship but don't allow being paid? my doubles partner was sponsored by babolot. and he got free stuff all the time!

it makes sense why there is a difference but they almost seem to be the same thing at the same time.

gl with ur tennis career if u choose it. somebody needs to oust federer http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif