Thursday, October 22, 2015

Why football will always be better than basketball, hockey, and baseball

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!

Case closed.

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