Many people in and out of the NBA would like to reduce the length of the season. I love the sport, but there are too many games. They play 82. I’d cut it to 72. I’m not sure how the math would work out, so I’d hire an analytics graduate from an accredited university.
▪ Another sport with a season that goes on too long is NASCAR.
I know NFL and NBA and college basketball and football coaches who work absurd hours. But I doubt that any of them puts in as many hours as NASCAR teams do.
The season includes 36 races. I’m not sure if fewer races would boost attendance and television ratings, but it couldn’t hurt. Twenty-eight feels like a good number.
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I’d also reduce the length of races. I don’t know anybody in or out of the sport who says, “I sure wish races didn’t end so quickly.”
NASCAR could start by making only one stop a season in Pocono and Dover. That’s still one more stop than the NFL and NBA make. ...
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