`Give me 25 guys playing for a contract and I'll show you a world champion,"Great quote!! Sparky is a true LEGEND! The only reason why teams sign players to long term deals is because of free agency. Teams want to control the player's salary for a set amount of years and they don't want to lose the player to another team. Otherwise, signing players annually to one-year deals would DEFINITELY improve players performance. Players playing for their "financial life" would be much more motivated than players that are "fat & content" with big long-term contracts. The days of players taking whatever the team offers them and playing to win ARE WAY LONG GONE!! LIKE PRE-HISTORIC TIMES!! Seriously, if you read about some of the early legends of the game getting paid whatever the team decided, on annual one year contracts you'd be truly AMAZED!!
Gibson quotes Sparky
Posted on: March 1, 2012 11:57 am