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 Post subject: Re: Apparently Brown Upset with Media Coverage?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:34 pm 
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He is the best WR in the league and he isn't capitalizing off the football field. I look at this like I look at a graph of the amount of exposure to marketing dollars and there is a point where they intersect. They haven't for Brown at this point so the toll on his privacy seems to be unrewarded (in his mind). That's what this is all about.


Interesting take, and could very well be some truth there.

He's always pushing his own brand ("Eyes Up Chest Up Prayed up!", "Business is Boomin'")....but that hasn't really paid off for him as much as he probably hoped. All it really did was eliminate his privacy.

I could see some bitterness stemming from that.


A personal brand is great when it's being leveraged correctly. He has billed himself as a fun-loving free guy with his end zone antics but he can't carry a marketing campaign by himself. I think that Brown realized that he had a mountain to climb to get those endorsements dollars due to him being in Pittsburgh. The self-exposure through social media was done to help but it should have been enhanced by a savvy marketing firm sponsored by your agent or team. IMO, he really shot himself in the foot with that whole Facebook Live fiasco and hasn't really recovered.

I think that the cure for this (if he makes no other changes) is for the Steelers to win the SB and for him to be the MVP. That should catapult him into having a bigger slice of those dollars but might make him almost unsignable because the only way to get more is to be in a larger market.

Side note, Jones has a 200 million dollar real estate empire here in the greater Atlanta area- that is all Arthur Blanks suggestions. Brown isn't getting that from the Steelers front office because they don't work like that- to my knowledge.

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 Post subject: Re: Apparently Brown Upset with Media Coverage?
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Personally it would be a bit easier to tolerate Brown and Bell both if they had contributed to a championship. We all have our hardships in life....at least these ass-clowns make millions in the process. It’s time to start treating them like elevator music....if u will. MSM just fuels a lot of the drama.

Seriously, just STFU and play...


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 Post subject: Re: Apparently Brown Upset with Media Coverage?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:52 pm 
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Personally it would be a bit easier to tolerate Brown and Bell both if they had contributed to a championship. We all have our hardships in life....at least these ass-clowns make millions in the process. It’s time to start treating them like elevator music....if u will. MSM just fuels a lot of the drama.

Seriously, just STFU and play...


The problem with this sentiment is it ignores that football is legally classified as "sports entertainment". MSM is the NFL's access to you so they want that road to be well traveled. https://www.theringer.com/nfl/2017/11/3/16602820/football-midseason-entertainment-company-defense

Asking a dude to be quiet and do his job while simultaneously putting a mic to his mouth and asking his opinion is hypocritical, to say the least.

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 Post subject: Re: Apparently Brown Upset with Media Coverage?
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Overwhelming talent. Typical diva WR.

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 Post subject: Re: Apparently Brown Upset with Media Coverage?
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Overwhelming talent. Typical diva WR.


He's not even the first PIT receiver to go that route to increase his profile hoping to land some national tv spots. I guess AB didn't get enough for his appearance on Ballers :lol:

I think a big part of what hurts NFL endorsements is the fact that guys wear helmets and aren't recognizable to most people. Also seems to be a trend toward using big name celebs a lot more (again, recognition).

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 Post subject: Re: Apparently Brown Upset with Media Coverage?
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But you guys have to understand - when you have a net worth of only like $50M, you've got some tough choices to make. Sure, you can afford that oceanfront mansion, but only ONE! Then you start thinking about maybe a place in Vale, and you start feeling kinda poor. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Apparently Brown Upset with Media Coverage?
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 Post subject: Re: Apparently Brown Upset with Media Coverage?
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I see both sides and how AB could get annoyed with a mic shoved in his face but I also see him crying a bit for attention at other times. Count me in the STFU camp and just play. Generations of Divas and it’s only getter not worse.


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 Post subject: Re: Apparently Brown Upset with Media Coverage?
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It’s just painful when they stick a mic in a pro jocks face...any pro jock. I really don’t give two shits what any of them have to say, all the while fully acknowledging their right to say it. I simply don’t care...

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