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TOP 12 ELEPHANTS IN THE ROOM OF PRO SPORTS

by DMtShooter, Five Tool Tool

12. The difference between a playoff team and an also-ran in the NFL is less than a half dozen plays per year

11. There almost has to be rampant steroid and/or HGH abuse in the NFL

10. While a small market baseball team may win a division or even a World Series, no small market team can remain consistently good for more than a few years

9. Every close NBA game for the next five years will make the losing team's fans wonder if the ref was crooked

8. NFL teams have, for the most part, no real idea of what separates a college quarterback that will succeed from one that will fail

7. If any baseball player of any prominence or achievement is implicated in steroid abuse, he will be presumed guilty more or less permanently

6. If the economic troubles in the credit market gets worse and corporations cut back on expenses, many teams with new arenas will be in fast and serious trouble

5. In the near future, the quality of athletes in team sports will start to decline, due to widespread childhood obesity and the growth of individual activities

4. A continued devaluation of the American dollar will make the acquisition and display of top-tier talent in baseball, basketball, soccer, hockey, golf and tennis much less common

3. The mainstream media coverage of sports insults the intelligence of anyone who wants to think, rather than just escape, or actually watch the games rather than just highlights

2. The live audience for sports is rapidly aging, due to the high cost of tickets and strong corporate influence; the same factors are leading to the death of the home field advantage

1. Thanks to the Internet connecting and displaying the abuses of various fan bases, every successful team will and should be hated

3 comment(s):

MCBias said...

Wow! you know, I usually hate list posts, but this was great. I have to link to this sometime. Good work.

DMtShooter said...

It's OK, I usually hate list posts too. I have issues.

tracer bullet said...

"A continued devaluation of the American dollar will make the acquisition and display of top-tier talent in baseball, basketball, soccer, hockey, golf and tennis much less common."

Good. That will make these boring-ass sports that much easier to ignore.


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