Playoffs Shouldn't Last Three Months
Speaking of which, the playoffs are just entirely too long. It's been said before, it will be said again, but it's out of control. This week alone, the Knicks will get a four-day break between Game 2 and Game 3, despite the fact that there are NO GAMES SCHEDULED ON THURSDAY. There's a night off from basketball this week somehow? Unacceptable given how stupid long this all takes.
The solution? Fewer nights off, five game series in Round 1, not every damn Game 7 needs to happen on a Sunday. Will that ever happen? No, because two games per night means more advertising time, seven-game series means guaranteed one more playoff home game for the away team to sell out, plus beer and food and merchandise, and the Sunday scheduling is because the league knows they'll draw the best ratings without the NFL around. As usual, money ruins everything.