🎙️The Big Change Needed at Top Shot
On this week's pod, we talk fallout from Roham's text-only AMA, the future of Top Shot, and LG absolutely snaps at every MLB project.
What’s up everybody, it’s LG Doucet here.
Yes, we are still talking about Top Shot drama. And it’s not just because it’s a slow day in web3 sports; far from it.
We’re actually talking about it because after more than 2 year, 200 episodes, and millions of other NFTs projects, we still care deeply about the project.
That’s why we have done TWO different emergency pods in the last two weeks about Dapper’s flagship platform.
That’s why we continue to spend time and money buying packs, despite spending equal time complaining.
That’s why we asked YOU the community about the BIGGEST changed needed at Top Shot (more on that below).
And that’s why we literally spend almost an hour of today’s pod revisiting Roham’s text-only AMA from last Friday (lol) and shouting to the heavens about what TS needs to do to “turn things around”.
For our second week back together, Phil and I are as furious as ever.
🎙️202 - Roham AMA, Future of Top Shot, Draft Kings NFL Numbers, and Why Baseball NFTs Suck
Every week, we aim for “just over an hour”. It kind of worked last week.
But this time, we went for a full 1:45 😱
In today’s pod:
2:55 - UFC 285 Reaction & What’s Next for Jon Jones
11:45 - Reaction to Roham AMA from last Friday (Phil went berserk!!)
43:15 - Latest Drops on Top Shot, ALL DAY, Strike (LG sold a Zion too early!)
1:03:20 - Thoughts and reaction to Ja Morant news
1:14:20 - DraftKings Reingmakers NFL Numbers for S1 (+ comparison to AD)
1:20:45 - Phil D's secret story about sending a family to Wrestlemania for free
1:25:00 - Why Sorare has lost Phil D's attention
1:28:10 - Why LG Thinks All Baseball NFTs Suck
1:38:30 - First Ever Hot Take Of The Week!
The Biggest Change Top Shot needs to make
This week, we also debuted our first ever hot take of the week, where we ask YOU the community for your spicy take on a topic, and pick our favourite.
Tons of fantastic answers here, and the one Phil D loved the most was from Geoff Homer with his recommendation that Top Shot should be included into apps like NBA All World.
Geoff will be winning a Jolly Joker courtesy of Own The Moment!
At the end of every calendar month, we publish the Total Unique Buyers across all sports x web3 collections.
To me this is an incredibly valuable metric, as it shows how many people are participating with their wallets, despite what the total volume indicates.
We don’t yet have split Sorare collections for this data, but we will soon!
Turning to the weekly charts, it was a positive stretch for Dapper products as they all saw huge bumps in volume. Caveat though: they all had drops last week, which often result in higher volume than usual.
TFM Twitter has been HOT lately, as you guys have been giving us some sweet ideas and answers to the burning questions of the day.
As you may have heard, the Dookey Dash key sold for $1.6M, with the winnings going to 18-year-old pro gamer Mongraal. But the question is, dear community, would you rather buy that key or rent a yacht for a week?
And of course, with the baseball season fast approaching, we had to throw it back to everyone’s bedroom in the 1990s.
Catchup on everything you might have missed in the world of sports x web3!
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Gm Gm, Really loving this piece and the work you do on TFM. I also run a web3 news substack for underrepresented creators called Facesofweb3. Would you be open to a recommendation exchange? Our subscribers need to be able to find each other!
Great job, once again!