Does This Look Like The Face Of An Olympic Committee Member Whose Name Is “Dick Pound”
Ladies and gentlemen. I’d like to introduce you to Mr. Richard William Duncan Pound. Better known as “Dick Pound”. Who, according to Wikipedia, is a Canadian swimming champion, lawyer and prominent spokesman for ethics in sport. He was the first president of the World Anti-Doping Agency and vice-president of the International Olympic Committee. Just a baller ass dude with a baller ass name. And Dick Pound just went raw dog on Gary Bettman and the NHL for skipping the 2018 Olympics.
SportsNet – While Pound understands their point of view, he added that he believes the NHL has a responsibility to help grow the game of hockey internationally—the Olympics being the perfect opportunity to do so.
“It is not sufficient for the NHL to be content with plucking the low-hanging financial fruit, but to fail to invest in the future of the game,” he wrote. “The second issue is the NHL’s decision to actively prohibit individual players, who want to represent their countries at the Olympic Games, from doing so.
“Aside from being heavy-handed and an abuse of its economic power, it is disrespectful to the rights and dreams of those players.”
When Dick Pound is railing you, you know that you’ve fucked up royally. The NHL has been saying for months now that there is zero point zero percent chance that they’ll have their players go to the Olympics. But now that Dick Pound is on the case? Well let’s just say you should expect to see Ovechkin and Crosby and McDavid and Matthews in Pyeongchang next February.
Real talk, I’m so happy that Richard William Duncan Pound did the right thing in life and decided to go by “Dick”. He could have been an asshole about it. He could have been dead set on people calling him “Richard” his entire life. But he realized that his name is a once in a lifetime name and didn’t want to take that away from the rest of the world. A selfless move if I’ve ever seen one.