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Monday Grab Bag: Playoffs?!

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    Not for nothing, but why do the NBA Playoffs have to take up two entire months? *Series are dragged out as long as possible, depriving them of any rhythm and energy. *For example, My Bulls played their first game against Washington yesterday afternoon, but wouldn't play a potential game seven until May 3rd. *Some series could potentially be even longer, with the Nets and Raptors starting Saturday the 19th, and potentially going until May 4th. *That's over a fortnight! *To play an opening round series!

    It happens every year. *Right around the time I forget which teams are even playing, the NBA sticks them back up on the calendar, leaving me to ask, 'wait, what game is it, again?' The end result is that the entirety of an NBA Season takes up nine months. *NINE! *And you though baseball was needlessly verbose...

    Of course, the answer is money. *The Association and their television partners figure the best way to squeeze as much water from this stone as possible is to drag the proceedings out, giving the consumer a slow-drip of games each night. *But this artificially-lengthened schedule does a disservice to the game, the fans, and the players. *We really couldn't get this thing done in a month and a half? *Get serious.

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    Today in the bag, I'm talking decision week for the Mayor before taking a look at select series from the NBA and NHL playoffs.

    Click below for the bag...


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    Not for nothing, but why do the NBA Playoffs have to take up two entire months? *Series are dragged out as long as possible, depriving them of any rhythm and energy. *For example, My Bulls played their first game against Washington yesterday afternoon, but wouldn't play a potential game seven until May 3rd. *Some series could potentially be even longer, with the Nets and Raptors starting Saturday the 19th, and potentially going until May 4th. *That's over a fortnight! *To play an opening round series!

    It happens every year. *Right around the time I forget which teams are even playing, the NBA sticks them back up on the calendar, leaving me to ask, 'wait, what game is it, again?' The end result is that the entirety of an NBA Season takes up nine months. *NINE! *And you though baseball was needlessly verbose...

    Of course, the answer is money. *The Association and their television partners figure the best way to squeeze as much water from this stone as possible is to drag the proceedings out, giving the consumer a slow-drip of games each night. *But this artificially-lengthened schedule does a disservice to the game, the fans, and the players. *We really couldn't get this thing done in a month and a half? *Get serious.

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    Today in the bag, I'm talking decision week for the Mayor before taking a look at select series from the NBA and NHL playoffs.

    Click below for the bag...


    Read more »[​IMG]

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