During the intro of the Bucs D tonight, the poorly-named Simeon Rice said he was from "the school of hard knocks."
Now, as an IU alum, I could make a joke here, but I won't.
"No one's ever done a movie about flowers before. So there are no guidelines." "What about "Flowers for Algernon"?" "Well, that's not about flowers. And it's not a movie." "Ok, I'm sorry, I never saw it." -- Adaptation
It's just too tough on the bodies for them to fly thousands of miles to play an exhibition game. Besides, would you rather get the free trip to Hawaii in the middle of November or the beginning of February?