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Re: Superliga Americana de Rugby (SLAR)

Postby Tobar » Sat, 30 Nov 2019, 00:12

Osmanperalta wrote:
TuMachNach wrote:
argie wrote:Live streaming coming soon. :thumbup:
https://twitter.com/SLARugby


For those who want to watch it. The announcement is supposed to start at 20:00 (UTC-3)... so, maybe the livestream begins just a few minutes before.



It's actually going on right now. I thought it was supposed to be at 8:00 EST but it looks like it's 8:00 Montevideo time (an hour ahead).

Anyway, all things considered this is a decent setup. I fully expected that this would just be a press release and nothing more, surprised to see a whole presentation of the teams and interviews. Quite a few media are present too.

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Re: Superliga Americana de Rugby (SLAR)

Postby Armchair Fan » Sat, 30 Nov 2019, 00:18

Interviews don't convince me. They sound like trying to stuff the event because they had not enough news to reveal. Who is playing for the teams? Where are they going to play? How are we going to watch the games?

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Re: Superliga Americana de Rugby (SLAR)

Postby Tobar » Sat, 30 Nov 2019, 00:23

Armchair Fan wrote:Interviews don't convince me. They sound like trying to stuff the event because they had not enough news to reveal. Who is playing for the teams? Where are they going to play? How are we going to watch the games?


Well, compare this to MLR which had next to no announcement of its existence. All I'm saying is that despite the fact that they have done very little to promote the league and give any information, this media event so far has been pretty impressive.

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Re: Superliga Americana de Rugby (SLAR)

Postby argie » Sat, 30 Nov 2019, 00:24

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Re: Superliga Americana de Rugby (SLAR)

Postby victorsra » Sat, 30 Nov 2019, 00:27

What's the calendar?
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Re: Superliga Americana de Rugby (SLAR)

Postby Tobar » Sat, 30 Nov 2019, 00:27

Odd that Cafeteros doesn't have a logo. Or if it does, then that's a pretty weak one.

Can someone also explain what's going on with this strange dance party that's happening in the video?

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Re: Superliga Americana de Rugby (SLAR)

Postby Armchair Fan » Sat, 30 Nov 2019, 00:29

Tobar wrote:Odd that Cafeteros doesn't have a logo. Or if it does, then that's a pretty weak one.

Don't you like their coffee bean?

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Re: Superliga Americana de Rugby (SLAR)

Postby argie » Sat, 30 Nov 2019, 00:30

Tobar wrote:Odd that Cafeteros doesn't have a logo. Or if it does, then that's a pretty weak one.

Can someone also explain what's going on with this strange dance party that's happening in the video?


Yes. It's the coffee bean mixed with a rugby ball.
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Re: Superliga Americana de Rugby (SLAR)

Postby Tobar » Sat, 30 Nov 2019, 00:31

Aha, how could I miss that? It just looked like a placeholder logo.

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Re: Superliga Americana de Rugby (SLAR)

Postby victorsra » Sat, 30 Nov 2019, 00:40

Why Selknam is the name of the Chilean team?

I know who the Selknam are, but what's the reason of the choice?
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Re: Superliga Americana de Rugby (SLAR)

Postby TheStroBro » Sat, 30 Nov 2019, 00:47

Tobar wrote:
Armchair Fan wrote:Interviews don't convince me. They sound like trying to stuff the event because they had not enough news to reveal. Who is playing for the teams? Where are they going to play? How are we going to watch the games?


Well, compare this to MLR which had next to no announcement of its existence. All I'm saying is that despite the fact that they have done very little to promote the league and give any information, this media event so far has been pretty impressive.


Well, MLR did have an announcement of their existence. Around the 2017 Austin test the owners circulated a fact sheet to various media outlets. The difference here is that they had live streaming event and MLR did not. But if we go by the timeline, they announced this league was supposed to happen almost 24 months ago, so you'd hope they'd be relatively organized. Whereas MLR teams were playing friendlies less than 8 months after that fact sheet was circulated.

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Re: Superliga Americana de Rugby (SLAR)

Postby argie » Sat, 30 Nov 2019, 00:50

I am waiting they upload the jerseys.

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Re: Superliga Americana de Rugby (SLAR)

Postby Tobar » Sat, 30 Nov 2019, 00:52

Coaches for the SLAR franchises:

Cafeteros: David Jaramillo
Ceibos: Ignacio Fernández Lobbe
Corinthians: Fernando Portugal
Olimpia Lions: Raúl Pérez
Peñarol: Pablo Bouza
Selknam: Pablo Lemoine

The only coaches who aren't also the head coach for the national team are the Argentina and Uruguay franchise. Makes sense for the other 4 - it gives them plenty of extra time with their players and allows them to spend more time on just rugby. Should see much better rugby being played at the ARC/ARCh for each team.

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Re: Superliga Americana de Rugby (SLAR)

Postby Tobar » Sat, 30 Nov 2019, 00:53

argie wrote:I am waiting they upload the jerseys.


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Re: Superliga Americana de Rugby (SLAR)

Postby argie » Sat, 30 Nov 2019, 00:57

Thanks!. :thumbup:

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Re: Superliga Americana de Rugby (SLAR)

Postby argie » Sat, 30 Nov 2019, 01:04

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Re: Superliga Americana de Rugby (SLAR)

Postby argie » Sat, 30 Nov 2019, 01:13

It seems all franchises jerseys are from the same trademark.
https://www.flash-sports.com/home


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Re: Superliga Americana de Rugby (SLAR)

Postby argie » Sat, 30 Nov 2019, 01:26

"La Pantera" Montero has signed for Olimpia Lions??

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Re: Superliga Americana de Rugby (SLAR)

Postby thatrugbyguy » Sat, 30 Nov 2019, 04:11

For those of us uncultured folk who lack any knowledge of the Spanish tongue outside of buenos dias and guacamole, can someone post roughly what was said in the press conference?

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Re: Superliga Americana de Rugby (SLAR)

Postby thatrugbyguy » Sat, 30 Nov 2019, 04:50

By the way, is Peñarol pronounced "pen-yar-ol"?

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Re: Superliga Americana de Rugby (SLAR)

Postby argie » Sat, 30 Nov 2019, 05:24

thatrugbyguy wrote:By the way, is Peñarol pronounced "pen-yar-ol"?


Yes, it is correct.


thatrugbyguy wrote:For those of us uncultured folk who lack any knowledge of the Spanish tongue outside of buenos dias and guacamole, can someone post roughly what was said in the press conference?


Basically the advantages of professionalism to develop the players and to avoid diaspora. The need for available high performance players to develop the sport and the business.

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Re: Superliga Americana de Rugby (SLAR)

Postby argie » Sat, 30 Nov 2019, 07:04

victorsra wrote:Why Selknam is the name of the Chilean team?

I know who the Selknam are, but what's the reason of the choice?


The same question asked the Uruguayan journalist Ignacio Chans to the Chilean player of Selknam Ignacio Silva. He said that this indigenous were a very fierce people and fought for what they wanted. That's the spirit they want to give the team.

But more strange is the name Olimpia Lions.
Lions!!!!, where all people knows that aren't lions in the Americas. Also in English!!!. :shock:

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Re: Superliga Americana de Rugby (SLAR)

Postby Thomas » Sat, 30 Nov 2019, 10:40

I admit the name Lions is an Odd choice, Had it been Jaguares or one of the other felines that reside in the South it would have been more relevant.

4N wrote:Schools in Latin America (at least the Spanish-speaking part) do teach that North and South America are one continent. You can see the Club America soccer logo for example shows both. In the US it is taught that they are separate.


Similarly to Mexico Education system, until several years ago it was described as one Continent with 2 land masses linked by Central America. I know is now taught as a separate continent but up until recently it was a subcontinent same as North America. it all depends which generation you come from.

There is no right or wrong answer. I have seen in some scientific reports as the Americas to described it as one continent depending on the reports otherwise is separate names.

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Re: Superliga Americana de Rugby (SLAR)

Postby ficcp » Sat, 30 Nov 2019, 11:00

argie wrote:
victorsra wrote:Why Selknam is the name of the Chilean team?

I know who the Selknam are, but what's the reason of the choice?


The same question asked the Uruguayan journalist Ignacio Chans to the Chilean player of Selknam Ignacio Silva. He said that this indigenous were a very fierce people and fought for what they wanted. That's the spirit they want to give the team.

Maybe History was not the strongest subject of SLAR´s Markeing Responsible : Selk´nam (the right way to write it) were pacific people who established a civilization in extreme natural conditions. They were nomadic hunters and the only inhabitants of northern and central Isle of fire, which explains why they were not used to fight for territory. This tribe was exterminated because the sheep ranchers needed the prairies for their economic activity, which is most shameful for chilean and argentinian goverments of the time.

IMHO the chilean team would have liked to revalidate the fighting spirit and warrior capabilities of the Mapuches or Araucanos (the main native ethnic), which kept fighting the spaniard conqueror until de independence of Chile (2 and a half centuries) and then had a war against the army of the new republic. Nevertheless, the use of that name would be politically uncorrect due to conflicts betwen some mapuche groups and the chilean state. It could create problems of cultural appropriation.

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Re: Superliga Americana de Rugby (SLAR)

Postby Thomas » Sat, 30 Nov 2019, 11:26

Didn't the Mapuche defeated the Spanish? The fierce independent spirit would have been an incentive to call a team after them. I am sure some compromise could have been arranged with the current Mapuche groups.

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