Usually sports are a way to help us escape the real world for a couple hours. A way to relax and watch insanely talented people do things we can only dream about.
But that doesn’t mean we can’t get upset at sports, because there are a lot of things about it that suck, and downright piss us off.
Here are some things in sports that are currently making me mad.
College basketball’s hand-check rules
College basketball is supposed to be fun. It’s supposed to be up-and-down the court, lots of shots, very little structure and just a fun way of watching some pretty sloppy basketball.
Well fairly recently college basketball decided to crack down on that in attempts to increase scoring, and all its done is lengthy games while taking any and all rhythm out of the game. The other night I watched Central Michigan and Bowling Green, and both teams were in the bonus in the 2nd half less than nine minutes in. And this occurs all the time, watch a college basketball game sometime, particularly the 2nd half and see how many times they go down-and-back, down-and-back without a whistle for a foul to stop play. It won’t be very many.
Let them play, it sucks watching teams trade free throws for an hour.
The NHL’s point system
Look at this shit:
That’s the NHL’s wild card race in the Eastern Conference. Six teams are tied for dead last with 49 points, only four points out of a playoff spot. That’s horse shit. All because the NHL insists on giving out loser points to keep things close so GMs don’t get fired and they trick a handful more fans every night to come to a game thinking it’s a big game.
Explain to me how Tampa Bay has two more wins than five other teams in the league…and is tied for last place. That would be like the Patriots going 14-2, but giving the Dolphins the division title for going 12-4, but losing all four games in overtime. Stupid.
And look at the Red Wings, they’ve won 14 games playing actual hockey and not the shootout, but because of the loser point they can claim they are in the playoff race. What a bunch of garbage.
The NFL’s so-called “parity”
The NFL loves to tell you that every year, any team can go from worst to first and compete for a Super Bowl. That’s the biggest lie in sports.
In the AFC 14 of the last 16 quarterbacks to play in the Super Bowl have been either Tom Brady, Ben Roethlisberger or Peyton Manning. That’s 87.5 percent for those of you scoring at home. So while your team might improve or have a nice season, unless you have one of the Top-5 quarterbacks in the league, you have no chance at winning.
Look at this season’s playoffs. The quarterbacks were Aaron Rodgers, Matt Ryan, Brady and Roethlisberger. That’s probably the Top-3 quarterbacks in the league and then Ryan, who would could easily make a case for as a Top-5 QB.
It’s no different than college football or basketball, only a handful of teams have a chance at winning it all, and your team probably isn’t one of them.
The NBA’s so-called parity
Take everything I just said up there about the NFL and substitute in the words LeBron James, Steph Curry or San Antonio Spurs where applicable.
No matter what happens, the NBA Finals will be the Warriors or Spurs vs. Cavaliers. Pending a plane crash or season-ending injury, there is no other outcome, and that sucks.
There are plenty of fun teams in the NBA like the Raptors or Celtics, and yet, they have zero chance at winning anything because the whole league is based around 2-3 teams and 3-4 star players. I’m a Pistons fan, they just came off a fun season where they improved, flashed young talent and made the playoffs. It ended in the first round with a 4-0 bludgeoning by the Cavs. Real fun.
There is literally no point in watching the regular season or any of the playoffs until the conference finals, and that sucks. It is the main reason why I don’t watch much of the NBA.
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