Happy September everyone! The leaves are changing colors and its officially hockey season.
This season is a special one for Tier III though. Oh yeah, its real special. We got a shit ton of teams hanging on for their lives right now. The definition of a “shit ton”? Well, it is at least two dozen teams across North America that are at risk of folding!
That’s right. Two freakin dozen on life support.
The best part about this season though is the massive game of chicken all these teams are playing with each other. The best part is waiting and watching.
See there are so many teams that have about 12 players each that they are waiting for others to fold so they can pick off the bones of the carcass. The problem is, everyone is holding on till the last second.
This is the perfect scenario to screw players, and its all about to come to a head. And like the big pimple on the ass of a pissed off hockey god, someone is going to pop that sucker.
We got teams in nearly every pay to play league on the brink. We got teams offering illegal financial deals. We got teams offering free spots in some shit shows. Ohhhh the horror of these great development programs! Ha Ha Ha
I love those USA Hockey protected lists. The things you can learn through them and a few phone calls.
You know, like players already packing their shit in the middle of the night and leaving town. Or coaches looking to sell their players to other leagues in the hop of finding a new job or getting paid for each player.
Its going to be awesome these next two or three weeks when games begin to get cancelled or “postponed” in order to buy time. Ohhhhhhh can you smell the desperation? Can you see all the finger pointing?
Ohhhhh shit. I’m sorry. Are you one of the players who reported to a team that was supposed to be super awesome only to find out you are super shitty? Does your roster look like its about half full?
Yeah. That must really suck. Sorry bout your situation. Then again, you probably shouldn’t have fallen for the bullshit huh? You probably ignored advice and all the warning signs huh?
No problem though. As long as you have a credit card, you will find a new place to play when your shit show folds. See you soon buddy.
David Wagner – The Angel Of Death – For Those Who Live Stupidly I salute You
*The Death Pool is a mix of comedy, and satire in connection with recent events. It is not an official report of current events although it may look as though the news is so accurate that it could one day happen or may be happening.