I agree. The number of no-shows and walk-offs is horrible. There has to be a cost for it. The leagues know what teams are having trouble and they need to let the opponents know too.
When have you ever heard a team say; " we just don't have the money for the field, refs, or the road trip"? NEVER, they will just make up some lame excuse... the busy broke down, they won't let us use the field,it's got to stop.
The Indiana Generals have a game next week that will most likely not happen due to their opponent using some lame excuse. The Generals will take the "w" but really this stuff needs to be stopped. I don't mean to slander or slam anyone, I've just seen it before. If I'm wrong I apologize
Crap we used the "Our bus broke down" excuse.
Our bus actually did break down though. Nothing you can do about that.
The problem is that so many teams used that excuse, when it really does happen it still sounds like a crap excuse.
I was trying to be humorous about our break down. I think when a team is 9-0 (IFL) and can't make a game because of an unfortunate event like that, its a heck of a lot more believable. ;)
Yeah guys that is a real bummer and yes I know your bus did break and it wasn't your fault and I hope you didn't think I was talking about you and your team because you guys are doing it right.
Each league has a team that when they show up on your schedule you wonder silently " will they show up" or "will they finish the game" those are the ones that are the absolute worse and frankly nothing is ever done to them.
I mean come on now home teams always try to put on a nice event for their fans and when someone does a no show it is our fans who suffer.