Three prime-time stars have left their team to join Oly just in time for the Nationals.
My good friend (and Pastor) Dumptruck calls it a douchebag move, and it does seem to give the Washingtonians an unfair advantage.
But let us look at a couple of things. There apparently is no money involved, as I believe that would be illegal under WFTDA rules. And as more and more players are trying to take advantage of their star power to add to their income and careers, the only true national showcase for coverage is the Championship tourney. Look what the game has done for Suzy Hotrod, although I personally feel she (and Val Capone and some others) have done far more for a game that does not seem to be actively promoting itself.
And this activity seems real small potatoes when on this day the LA Dodgers picked up a quarter billion dollars in payroll to acquire three players from the Red Sox who they feel will lead them to the pennant this year.
Now having watched the 2010 championship in Chicago, it appeared that Oly might have been jobbed on some questionable calls, and the fact that present rules don’t stipulate a jammer on every jam, they had to face the final play with only RMRG having a jammer on the track….guess who won? And by the way, I felt that Rocky Mountain was a great team that year, but this could be motivation for Oly this year.
And I haven’t seen Oly skate lately, but if they are not doing stroller derby, stop derby, and conga line, that should give them a bye to the championship game and bring fans back to the game.
Just my opinion.