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Old 02-11-2020, 06:59 AM
FlikTheBlue is offline
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Why are the NFL, MLB, and NBA considering major format changes?


Iíve been reading about the NBA wanting to add a midseason tournament and expand the playoffs. The NFL wants to add another game and expand their playoffs as well. Now I see this story about MLB and some goofy (to me) ideas about expanding their playoffs and adding an element of the top seeds selecting which opponent they play.

https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/...umber-teams-14


Whatís going on with these three leagues wanting to make major changes? Sure, every so often teams are added, and MLB added the wild card a while back. However, I donít recall ever seeing a trend for changes this major in all three leagues all at the same time, and Iíve been following them since I was a kid in the 80s. Is this due to falling TV ratings? The owners of major sports teams all simultaneously becoming more greedy? Whatís going on here?