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02-01-18 06:46AM
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Harvey Hacksmasher


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Washington Post Article

Washington Post ran another article about curling! It's a lot more in depth than most articles I've seen from US papers.

However, one thing really stood out for me:

"The four-member women’s team had to purchase their navy Nike tops at the U.S. Olympic trials. (C’mon, Nike.)"

Are you friggin' kidding me?! That is a goddamn joke.

Here's the link to the article:

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02-02-18 01:40PM
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Let me get this straight. USCA, Inc. required its Olympic Trial athletes to pay for required Nike shirts but meanwhile for the cheese product music video, it paid $40,000 to Mr. Vernon Davis, half of which went to his agent. Was that the minimal fee NHL, Inc. requires its stable of contracted labor to charge? One wonders if NHL, Inc. got a cut of the USCA, Inc, fee.

Athletes on the USCA, USOC and IOC boards if you don't fight for yourselves as hard in the board and contract negotiation rooms as you do on the ice you will be treated like the fungible gladiators most in those board rooms consider you to be. A big shout out to Team Birr who fought as effectively in those rooms with its pro bono legal team as it did on the ice last year.

I've read some of the adhesion contracts curling Olympic hopefuls must sign to be allowed to playdown in Trials. One day a court will void them if the athletes don't fight to rewrite those contracts.

A few days ago we were treated to the flurry of Olympic athletes thanking their individual sponsors before the Olympic Rule 40 torch time blackout period when they can't say thanks to those sponsors unless USOC, Inc. pre-approved those contracts way back in August 2017. Loved the Team Shuster Pursuit business suit video that came out at the last minute.

Good luck to any winter sports athletes not already promoted by USOC, Inc. or their NGO as an "Olympic Hopeful" to line up any private sponsorship money when they need it most - before the Olympic season.

Fair field of play anyone?

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