So my brother-in-law is taking his kids to Game 3 of the World Series next week - he is a huge Mets fan, grew up in New York, life long dream to see the Mets in the series, etc.
So why am I a hater you ask? I can't stand these 7 game series. I mean, think about it - this guy is paying $1000 a ticket to only see 1/4 to 1/7 of the Series. And since he is seeing Game 3, he won't even be there if and when they win - he would have been better off picking Game 4, but even then, he only has a 1 in 70 chance of being there for the win (b/c they could lose the Series altogether, or it could go to game 5 or beyond). What is the fun of seeing them win one game, if they ultimately lose the Series? For want of a shoe...
But you can't hold out for Games 5-7 due to the blasted "if necessary" clause. So the only way to do it would be to plan to attend all of Games 4-7, which are on different days in different cities, and how many people can plan travel like that, and afford $1000+ per game to boot? Not this hombre. Basketball and hockey are just as bad, except maybe the tickets are a lot cheaper.
Also, in football, the one who scores more points is the winner. Not so in these series - wasn't it the Diamondbacks who outscored the Yankees like 40-5 across the 7 games, and they still barely won? Clearly the much better team, but it was still a nail-biter in the 7th. Give me a single game championship any day - no second chances. You blow it, and you are OUT!