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Old 03-13-2007, 06:31 PM   #11 (permalink)
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It's just one more advertising route that hasn't been previously tapped into on a large scale. Some recruit commands (recruiting centers) have done this in the past, on smaller, local levels. The Army has sponsorship in Nascar too. Now, as some of you may know, nothing the army drives goes that fast. It's just an exposure technique. It makes sense that any of the services tap into "high energy" activities. They are trying to appeal to a certain segment of the population, that hopefully thrive on adrenaline, and aren't afraid of getting a little dirty. And, the demographic tends to be the audience they want to reach out to (18-30 yo's). You even see spot-ads on ESPN during various sports events. If anything, I'm surprised they haven't tapped into paintball games on a larger scale earlier.
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Old 03-13-2007, 07:16 PM   #12 (permalink)
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The army wants anyone at this point.

The local Navy and Marine recruiters regularly sponsor paintball outings at my home field so it's no surprise.
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Old 03-13-2007, 07:28 PM   #13 (permalink)
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The army wants anyone at this point.

The local Navy and Marine recruiters regularly sponsor paintball outings at my home field so it's no surprise.
Yout think they would let us wear our Kilts?

A whole squad of paintballers would be deadly, they would kill a slew of enemys, then be "Eliminated" doing a "Run through" in Bagdhad..............................Oops......... .................
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Old 03-13-2007, 08:01 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Yout think they would let us wear our Kilts?
LOL.

A few years ago, the Navy recruiter (a Viper toter, former pump tourney player from the '80's, and all around cool guy) tried to convince me that I needed to join up. I kept insisting that I was way too old and he kept trying to reassure me that they would still take me at 34.

I finally replied that he didn't understand...I was way too old for anyone to tell me what to do 24/7. Then he got it.
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Old 03-13-2007, 08:10 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I know for a fact that I'd be a horrible soldier. Most speedball players would wind up being the equivalent of cannon fodder, myself included due to our tendency to self-sacrifice for the rest of the team. I've thrown myself into more than enough bunkering situations where I've opened up a hole knowing I'd be eliminated in the process. I don't think bunkering someone in real war would work out so well.
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Old 03-14-2007, 10:49 AM   #16 (permalink)
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I don't think bunkering someone in real war would work out so well.
Bunkering? Maybe...but Wiping sure as hell wouldn't work...
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Old 03-14-2007, 01:12 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Interesting -

More people play paintball than baseball

and they were talking about Cousins big game out in Coram in May.
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Bunkering? Maybe...but Wiping sure as hell wouldn't work...
well of course it would, the "red paint" would come off at first, but then more would mysteriously appear in the same spot
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Old 03-14-2007, 04:15 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Perhaps if the U.S. military paid the way the private contractors in Iraq do (with the U.S. dime), they wouldn't have to try so hard to recruit.

Besides, I don't think they were saying paintballers would naturally be good soldiers. I think they were saying that people who have a good time 'simulating combat' would have an interest in joining the military.

I personally don't worry about it. I'm too old to join anything but the national guard. And being a 30 yr old buck private doesn't appeal to me.
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Old 03-14-2007, 07:13 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Maybe the army will have more emphasis on the snap shot now.

I guess I have no problems with this. Let em try, it's their job.
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