The QMJHL in 5 years pic.twitter.com/3gES41Y86r
– Spittin’ Chiclets (@spittinchiclets) September 1, 2023
It’s being done to protect the youngsters, especially as the majority of them will never play professionally.
Today, however, the
It shows field hockey players playing in a unicycle in a gymnasium. And, of course, there’s no contact.
I don’t need to tell you that the comments are full of laughs about the QMJHL.
It’s not necessarily the first time this has caused a stir outside Quebec, but in this particular case, it’s a little hard to take this joke/criticism/other seriously for one simple reason: in the NCAA, which is the American college circuit, the policy affecting fighting is very similar to the new policy adopted by the QMJHL.
And Ryan Whitney, one of the podcast hosts, played in the NCAA before turning pro. But that’s not mentioned, of course.
In fact, the NCAA goes one step further by forcing its players to wear full-face grills, something the QMJHL doesn’t do. And yet, that doesn’t stop the Spittin’ Chiclets from mocking the QMJHL, which adopts a less advanced policy than what was put in place in the NCAA some twenty years ago.
Ryan Whitney played for Boston University in the NCAA – a league that doesn’t allow fighting and players wear full face masks. So is the suggestion here the QMJHL is five years away from playing by similar rules the Spittin’ Chiclets host had in college field hockey 20-plus years ago? https://t.co/I2kYq1x99J
– Willy Palov (@WillyPalov) September 2, 2023
The reality is that laughing at the QMJHL is a winning formula in the United States. Of course, over there, they won’t miss a chance to laugh at the Quebec circuit, even if they’re laughing at something that exists in their own neck of the woods.
What’s good for the Quebec pussycat isn’t necessarily good for the American pussycat, it seems.
– Can Tyler Ennis earn a spot with the Oilers?
Will he return to Edmonton? 🤔🏒 https://t.co/iaNSGoIHus
– TVA Sports (@TVASports) September 2, 2023
– The Hughes brothers enjoy American college soccer before NHL training camps begin.
– Michigan Hockey (@umichhockey) September 2, 2023
Speaking of American college soccer, the Deion Sanders-led squad (featuring Travis Hunter and Shedeur Sanders, Deion’s son) stole the show today with a huge victory.
How’s this for a Colorado debut for Shedeur Sanders and Travis Hunter?
Sanders: 38-of-47, 510 yards (school record), 4 TD, 0 INT
Hunter: 11 catches for 119 yards, 3 tackles, 1 interception, over 110 snaps played
They lead the way in the upset as 20.5-point underdogs. pic.twitter.com/ZryYSDZwmP
– Field Yates (@FieldYates) September 2, 2023
– Once again, a big name is linked to the Lakers.
The emergence of Austin Reaves changes things in the case. https://t.co/DzSUoWfpED
– AlleyOop360 (@AlleyOop360) September 2, 2023
– It’s up to them to seize the opportunity.
Big game ahead for Jason Maas’ men😤🏈https://t.co/PGJowfxFo9
– RDS (@RDSca) September 2, 2023