They call Saturday at The Masters moving day. Well The Masters finished a week ago with Bubba Watson winning his 2nd green jacket. Today is still moving day, but in this case it’s my turn to do the moving. I’m actually moving today and I’m waiting for Mr. Fantasy to come by and help me move my stuff. Sadly Dan the Man didn’t want to assist in my move and Schaumburg Stu turned down my offer to help.
There is so much going on right now with sports that it’s tough to keep up with everything. The baseball regular season is moving along, the NBA and the NHL playoffs are in the 1st round and of course the NFL has found ways to keep their name in the news. I am having a little bit of an issue with the NBA and NHL start times. If you’ve listened to the show you know that we live in the Chicago Illinois area. On a couple of occasion this week both the Blackhawks and the Bulls playoff games started at 8:30 p.m. They had the games scheduled to end by 11:00 p.m. but we all know how long playoff games run. This isn’t including any game that might go into overtime. This becomes a bigger reason for me as I have to be up for my job by 2:30 a.m. and there’s no way I can stay up and watch the entire game. In most cases I was lucky to get through the 1st period of a hockey game or the 1st quarter of a basketball game. Now I have no issues when the teams are on the west coast and we get the 9:00 p.m. start time where I live. I would never expect any league to move up west coast teams just for an earlier start time in another area. Of course this still doesn’t excuse an 8:30 p.m. start time for a local game.
So the NFL is considering making the draft a four day event. I’m starting to think that sooner or later the NFL draft will be a seven day event and they’ll have one round a day. I think the NFL might be a little off here if they decide to do this. The later rounds aren’t all that exciting and no matter which network coverage you’re watching they do a poor job of keeping up with the live picks in the later rounds. How close is the NFL to over exposing itself? They have games on television three days a week (Monday, Thurs day and Sunday) and there’s talk of adding more game days. Will we ever feel that there’s too much NFL on television. There’s also talk of adding two more teams to the playoffs. The league doesn’t think it would water anything down, but I believe if they would’ve used this system last season the 8 – 8 Dallas Cowboys would’ve been a playoff team. Do .500 and under .500 teams deserve playoff spot? If a team wins it’s division like the Seattle Seahawks did a few years ago at 7 – 9 then they should be a playoff team, but to get a wild card spot with a record like that cheapens the playoffs. The NFL hasn’t announced anything as of yet; so will have to keep are eyes open for this and see if the change is made.
So how was your week?