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Re: EHF Elite Parody

Anon
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It may be a good idea to have a split schedule say starting Dec.01 or thereabout. Move the top six EHF Elite Teams from each birth year into one bracket and the second half into the other. Change the schedule so that teams only play teams in their bracket for the remainder of the season. Top tier get auto bid into playoffs with the top two from second bracket. No value in the top teams playing the lower bracket teams for half a season.:thinking_face:
Original OP here, to the English Teacher and any other wing nut that doesn't get.

A parody; also called a spoof, send-up, take-off, lampoon, play on, caricature, or JOKE is a work created to imitate, make fun of, or comment on an original work—its subject, author, style, or some other target—by means of satiric or IRONIC IMITATION. As the literary theorist Linda Hutcheon puts it, "parody... is imitation, not always at the expense of the parodied text." Another critic, Simon Dentith, defines parody as "any cultural practice which provides a relatively polemical allusive imitation of another cultural production or practice." Parody may be found in art or culture, including literature, music, animation, GAMING, and film.

Parity; the state or condition of being equal, especially regarding status or pay.

Some may feel equal based on the money spent for the category or title a organization has place on their child,even with a winless record. The parents feel good. Money is no object, little Johnny is Elite after all. Truth is he SUCKS and so do you. Playing against garbage competition hurts truly Elite, talented kids. Indubitably skill level, abilities and interest will change over time. New England hockey is declining. Cost, talent pool, over specialization, under specialization, coaching, skills and whatever else the you want to say are contributing factors.

Some great points have been brought up about development during practices and good coaching. My intention was to try to begin a robust discussion on this discussion board in regards to the lack of parity which has become a parody amongst Elite programs. If only a handful of programs truly have Elite teams then allow them to play each other for the second half of the season. No, it isn't boring. Much rather play a handful of close games than observe a 20-0 BLOW OUT.
Not the "english teacher" but willing to wager you didn't intend to label parity a parody. You just misused the word out of ignorance.

You should thank the english teacher because you took the initiative to learn the difference. You are actually less ignorant than you were a day ago.

By the way, "ignorance" doesn't have a negative connotation by definition. It's taken on that burden over time through misuse. We are all ignorant on a great many topics.

Oh, and the "O" in "OP" means original. So saying you are the "Original OP" is redundant.

Or are you going to claim you knew that and did it with deliberate intent as well?
Lmao. Bullseye.

Re: EHF Elite Parody

Hey OP, in what age division are there 20 goal blowouts and the top teams beating the each of the bottom five by 10 every game?