I just heard that the IOC is thinking about the possibility of canceling the Olympics if the virus isn't more under control by May.
College Hockey has some long hauls in the WCHA. Alabama Huntsville has to travel to Alaska for 2 teams. Thats more than 4,000 miles. Sometimes twice a year!
I don't either, but paying the players isn't going to stop the issue. That's what I was trying to get at. It's just going to line the players pockets more than they already do.
I have always been against the 'pay the players' side of the argument. I think there is a component to this that very few people have voiced their opinion about. If I had a high powered job (I don't, i'm a teacher) and got paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to be important I no longer really have to worry about money. If someone walked up to me after a meeting or presentation and said "good job, here's 500 bucks" there is no way I turn down that money. I think the same thing applies. If schools give out huge signing bonuses or weekly checks to their star players none of them are going to turn down more money no matter what. This then turns into who has the deepest pockets or best 'bag men.' While this is currently a problem, the best way to fix it isn't to just pay the players. That is just compounding the problem even more. While I don't have any idea if there is even a 'fix' to it, I really don't see this helping in any way, shape, or form.
Watching the Iowa game highlights I noticed what looks like a 1 legged ball boy for the bucks! Check the 6:47 mark. Maybe I am seeing things, but thats pretty awesome.