ARTICLE OF THE DAY
If I were
by Jonathan Ellerbe
If I were Commissioner
1. Major League Baseball, I would shorten the game to six
innings. Time is money, and if people did not have to dedicate
three and a half or four hours to go see a game, more people would go
and stay from start to finish. I would also shorten the season
and increase the number of playoff teams. 162 games can age a
person. Playoffs are where greatness is defined and is where it
matters. I would also add a salary cap so teams like the Yankees
and Red Sox cannot buy any player they wanted.
2. NHL, like baseball, I would shorten the season and the length of the
game. Three periods are fun, but it’s the two intermissions that
kill you when you are at the game or watching it on television.
Two 25-minute periods and one intermission would be perfect.
3. PGA, or golf in general, I would break golf courses into 6’s.
Front 6, Middle 6 and the Back 6. 18 holes takes a lot of
time. Six and twelve are more reasonable on time and money, plus
for the golf fanatic, there are still six more for them to play
4. NASCAR, I would figure out a better way to decide a champion and run
every other race in the opposite direction. Go fast and turn
right for once!
5. NBA, I would make the court bigger and let teams play with six,
making the games six on six instead of five on five. I would also
make the substitution rules the same as hockey. The NBA would be
better with faster and fresher players. It would be important to
have stars but more important to have a good bench.
6. NFL, I would eliminate preseason games and increase the number of
playoff teams. What a waste of money fans spend on tickets for
meaningless games. More NFL Playoffs would be awesome!
Just some food for thought…
Until we greet you next week from the Miller Lite Sports Bar, have a
great sports weekend and Go Pirates!