After MLB games on average lasted over three hours in 2014, the league implemented new “pace of play” policies to speed up the game. Have these new rules worked, and what else can the MLB do to improve game flow?
More cable sports TV networks exist now than ever before. As a result, several major sporting events air on cable channels instead of satellite TV, preventing many people from watching big games. Have we reached a breaking point with cable sports networks?
Prior to the 2012 season, the MLB added an extra wildcard team, which expanded the postseason from eight to 10 teams. As a result, more teams than ever believe that they can contend for a championship, which has positively impacted the entire league.
Detroit has its fair share of problems, but the city has one unifying force that can aid in the recovery efforts: the astronomical support for its local sports teams.
Coaches like Jim Harbaugh and John Fox recently got fired despite a ridiculously successful track record. While success does not guarantee job security in coaching, many teams have repeatedly made significant mistakes by replacing successful coaches, which has set an extremely unhealthy trend in the entire industry.