Re: 2008 "Unofficial" IHC Awards
This is a good idea... as long as it remains virtual.
As Adam mentioned later in this thread, I used to host InLine Hockey News and Inline Hockey Central Awards ceremonies. The last time I did one, I believe in 2001, in Las Vegas, I lost my shirt. Gameworks was the host, they burned me by serving a cheap beer so that I didn't meet the minimum bar tab, and I lost about $1,000 on the event instead of making a dime. And one equipment manufacturer's representative told me, "Why should I pay for dinner when I can eat in Las Vegas for free?" With inline hockey "supporters" like that, I'm not surprised that the sport took a nosedive.
So, Kevin, a virtual awards ceremony is a great idea. I do think, however, that you have far too many categories. If you and other IHC readers can whittle that down to a manageable 10 or so, maybe Mike Burke and I can create some sort of poll that can't be cheated or gamed.
I appreciate your passion and ideas. Keep 'em coming.
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