What All of Utah’s NBA Haters Want
I think secretly what all of us NBA curmudgeon fans want is for Adam Silver, the NBA commissioner, to come out and say:
"Ok we've scrapped the regular season! 82 games was ridiculous. And the seeds mean nothing anyway look at the Bucks, Kings, and Grizzlies! Enough of that. No more regular season."
"And the playoffs are way too long, you play 7-game series, 16 teams make the playoffs, we're scrapping all that. It's ridiculous."
"And what else don't you like... oh, the officials! There are way too many fouls. LeBron gets touched, or Anthony Davis gets bumped and it's a foul every time. Officials ruin the flow of the game. We're getting rid of them. No more refs!"
We'll have the champion decided in an afternoon not seven months..."
How awesome would that be, my fellow NBA curmudgeons?
That's horse racing, baby! We didn't have to follow the preliminary stakes, we didn't have to wade through 82 races, breeding details, farm systems, any of that crap.
Think of the hours and hours invested in being an NBA fan, and the players are annoying, and the players want to sit out, and there's a meaningless regular season that takes up your whole life.
Contrast that with the Kentucky Derby on Saturday. We didn't have to know anything about the horses or the jockeys. Kids and wives enjoyed it just as much as we did.
Horse Racing is the perfect fan-friendly sport because unlike the NBA that says pay attention to us for 120 games, horse racing is like: "Can I have your attention for two minutes?"
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