A very balanced, objective view. For years I have protested that the change in format was to satisfy future new fans to the game, at the expense of current fans. I am sorry to see that such a fear has been realized. Good luck getting it changed back. Unless Alberta willing chooses to drop back to Jr.B I doubt it can now be done. Perhaps if BC/OLA broke away from the CLA but that's even less likely to happen.
I've no wish to repeat myself as much has been written already on previous threads, however one thing I have never questioned is the growth of the game. Yes I've criticized selling out loyal fans for the theory of great multitudes of new fans in lacrosse's version of El Dorado. Yet the assumption that the remarkable growth we've seen the last 20 years in lacrosse will continue endlessly is an idea we've all quietly accepted. What if there is no future growth? What if lacrosse falls into decline again, as it has done throughout its many cycles in popularity or lack of? This just further undermines the changes the reformers have brought to the game in recent years. Combine that with alienating the loyal fan base with a Mickey Mouse Minto Cup format and pretty soon Jr.A lacrosse will be back to playing in half empty Kinsmen Arena or Donovan Rec Complex. All aboard the bus to Keene!
Posted on Aug 28, 2012, 10:13 AM from IP address 220.127.116.11