Yeah, so why is it that the “Tiers” that everyone used to describe junior hockey work in reverse of every other “Tier” system we know of.
I mean, the Southern Pro League is “A” level, the ECHL is “AA” level and the AHL is “AAA” level. But USA Hockey has to reverse things so that Tier I is the top level? Shit, even video games get harder, or better the higher the “Tier” you go. The whole thing just never made sense.
So we got us a proposal for a new “Tier” system. Its only two levels. Yep, easy to understand, even for the dumbest out there. Yeah, that wasn’t nice, I know, the nice police are going to complain about me calling people dumb now. But hey, if you’re that dumb do you really understand what I said anyway? Lets call it a wash.
The new Tier System is…………..
Free To Play being the top and Pay To Play behind it. Yes, that’s it. Simple.
See, all this bullshit being spread by teams at the “Tier II” or “Junior A” level that are charging five, six, eight and even ten thousand dollars a year is just stupid. Anyone can call themselves anything they want. Shit, I made my girlfriend call me Tarzan for a day and it didn’t make me Tarzan.
The G Show in Canada calls themselves “Junior A” and if “Junior A” is equal to “Tier II” then that level of play just sucks.
If the GOJHL in Canada is “Junior B” does that make them “Tier III”? I don’t think so because the GOJHL teams would kick the shit out of almost every “Tier III” team in the United States. Oh shit yeah, and the GOJHL is almost a completely “Free To Play” league.
Is the SIJHL “Junior A”? In Canada it is, but in the United States its registered as “Independent” and players are paying to play. Doesn’t that make it “Tier III”? And if you think the SIJHL would be competitive in the USPHL Premier you need to back away from the bong. But the USPHL Premier is “Tier III”?
See, the whole Tier label is bullshit. It don’t mean anything. It is not even close to describing the level of play in any league.
So, we have a new system. Free to play or pay to play. Makes sense right? Nahhhhh that’s too simple. Someone is going to have to screw that one up.
David Wagner – The Angel Of Death – For Those Who Live Stupidly I salute You
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