Wow! 23 teams, down from 36 just a couple of years ago! Illustrates just how OVER populated this league once was huh Ron? Perhaps that THIS is the number that the league should hve been at ALL along to avoid the watered down product with the departure of the fiinal wave of baby boomers offspring. But then greed and control knows NO boundaries!
How long have WE/I been pounding on this drum for Ron? If a business could NOT project that they were operating their organization with a 36% rate of ineffiency, then hell they'd be out of business in very short order! My question is how was this able to go on as long as it did? When the league consists of 64% of the teams it had up until recently, something was/is has been seriously wrong for a very long time!
I suppose individuals/private money to live their lives through their kids had something to do with it because most of these kids wouldn't have anywhere to play if it wasn't for the wreckless, drunken sailor spending of their old man!