I’ve thought this ever since I was a kid in the 80s. I love the Cubs but I can’t watch all of their games, even if they were all shown locally here. There are just way to many. I think MLB hurts itself by having so many games because it is hard for most fans to stay emotionally engaged for 6-7 months, 4-6 games a week. When there are over 160 games in the regular season it’s impossible to care about the first 80 or so (for me anyway). I think that is why the NFL is (essentially) Americas Favorite Pastime because it’s only 16 games, and the playoffs, and hopefully superbowl. It’s easy to stay engaged in the season when you only need to tune in once a week, on the same day each week (cept some Mondays).
Anyone else feel this way? I’m sure I’m not the first person to think this and I’ll be it’s been covered to death in the past. Is there any standard explaination?
EDIT: I’m not sure what the deal is with the NBA schedules so I can’t comment there only that the NBA is pretty much a joke league that has been overrun with BLING, uncalled travelling and slam dunk contests each game.