1 Most if the big money sponsors need to know they can buy their way into being more or less guaranteed being a top team in most events.
2 Once the players get the taste of the cash from being in a sponsors harem itís hard to go back to loving the game playing for free.
3 the higher ups in associations are most often worshipers of the few big sponsors, so they will most likely never do anything to hurt their ability to BUY being softball ďrelevantĒ.
I still amazes me that over my softball time, many big money self made sponsors that competed to build their empires somehow fall into not wanting to compete game in and game out..
Then again...itís kinda must be the same thing for the money players..and PED boys...
I canít relate to it but..maybe for many..itís more fun beating up inferior teams and players then it is trying to compete on as level of a playing field as possible.
Lord know...that has to be why the elites of the game have not worked to make the competition on the big events of the con ference more competitive. There are easy ways to do it..yet nothing has ever been done?????