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    Will the Contagion Spread?

    I'm not an NBA fan and don't follow any teams but what is going on there could be the end of professional sports.

    If you have not heard, there are certain players now dictating how many games they will play during the season. Eight games in and Leonard is taking a few nights off....

    Imagine you and family shelled out $300 for tickets to see your favorite player play, and it ends up being 'his night off'?
    I hope this doesn't spread to the NFL or that will be the last straw for me.

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    They've already been doing this. I don't think it's a big deal especially in basketball, baseball, hockey, etc. where the seasons are infinitely long and regular season is less significant.

    If resting a player more often over the course of a long season keeps you healthier and ready for the playoffs, great for your franchise. In the case of Leonard, he played something like 60 games last year. Would he have been effective come playoff time if he played a full 82 games?

    It's probably different for different people, but for me and my team, I want them to do what's in the best interest of winning a championship. So I'm ok with this. But I get the other side of the argument. Especially in the NBA where 1 player is often the entire team. It's closer to being an individual rather than team sport.

    Plus, the NBA like MLB isn't really a sport imho. There's only a small number of teams that can compete in either league. I liked playing both sports as a kid, but no football and hockey are the only competitive sports out there. And football's becoming less watchable and hockey isn't really designed for tv.

    Maybe we've got to get into bowling. Or video game sports.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flippy View Post
    They've already been doing this. I don't think it's a big deal especially in basketball, baseball, hockey, etc. where the seasons are infinitely long and regular season is less significant.

    If resting a player more often over the course of a long season keeps you healthier and ready for the playoffs, great for your franchise. In the case of Leonard, he played something like 60 games last year. Would he have been effective come playoff time if he played a full 82 games?

    It's probably different for different people, but for me and my team, I want them to do what's in the best interest of winning a championship. So I'm ok with this. But I get the other side of the argument. Especially in the NBA where 1 player is often the entire team. It's closer to being an individual rather than team sport.

    Plus, the NBA like MLB isn't really a sport imho. There's only a small number of teams that can compete in either league. I liked playing both sports as a kid, but no football and hockey are the only competitive sports out there. And football's becoming less watchable and hockey isn't really designed for tv.

    Maybe we've got to get into bowling. Or video game sports.
    It's a big deal if your a person who's paid hard earned money out to see your favorite player and he decides to take the night off. Heck ya , it's a big deal.
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    NFL players rest the last game or 2 if they already clinched a playoff spot.

    It will never spread to the NFL unless if they changed to a 20 game schedule.

    Pretty sure this happens in the MLB and in hockey. With so many games it makes sense to rest every so often. Especially if you are a playoff team. We are talking 7 game series. Not single elimination.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthCoast View Post
    I'm not an NBA fan and don't follow any teams but what is going on there could be the end of professional sports.

    If you have not heard, there are certain players now dictating how many games they will play during the season. Eight games in and Leonard is taking a few nights off....

    Imagine you and family shelled out $300 for tickets to see your favorite player play, and it ends up being 'his night off'?
    I hope this doesn't spread to the NFL or that will be the last straw for me.
    I think it means that people should pay less for tickets because you never know if you'll see the best product or not. Leagues are probably generally OK with this because they make more money on TV.

    Resting players in the NBA is actually a good move IMO.

    It happens in the NFL, but only at the end of seasons when seeing is already determined. Single games are too important in the NFL otherwise.
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    They don't really care about the fans going to the arena, the TV contracts are where the money is at. Since the NBA is star driven it's in the NBA's best interest to have these guys healthy and able to play for a full season. Does it suck for the family who shells out $300 bucks, sure does, I would be pissed, but it's not something that will end the NBA. I mean how packed is an NBA arena going to be on a Tuesday night, it is just better to have these guys full go in marquee matchups and prime time games.
    Last edited by Mr.wizard; 11-07-2019 at 09:19 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.wizard View Post
    They don't really care about the fans going to the arena, the TV contracts are where the money is at. Since the NBA is star driven it's in the NBA's best interest to have these guys healthy and able to play for a full season. Does it suck for the family who shells out $300 bucks, sure does, I would be pissed, but it's not something that will end the NBA. I mean how packed is an NBA arena going to be on a Tuesday night, it is just better to have these guys full go in marquee matchups and prime time games.
    I don't buy that they don't care about fans in the arena. It's embarrassing -- not a good look at all -- to have professional games being played in half-empty arenas. At some point, it starts to have a negative impact on support for the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzz View Post
    I don't buy that they don't care about fans in the arena. It's embarrassing -- not a good look at all -- to have professional games being played in half-empty arenas. At some point, it starts to have a negative impact on support for the game.
    Sure the owners would love to have full arenas but they realize a Tuesday night game vs a bad team will probably have a half empty arena in a lot of markets.

    What’s crazy is baseball. Games at 2PM on a weekday... unless it’s opening night no one shows up for those games.

    Baseball really needs to move to a 90 game schedule. Doesn’t make sense IMO to have so many games you have to play some of them at noon on a weekday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oh wow View Post
    Sure the owners would love to have full arenas but they realize a Tuesday night game vs a bad team will probably have a half empty arena in a lot of markets.

    What’s crazy is baseball. Games at 2PM on a weekday... unless it’s opening night no one shows up for those games.

    Baseball really needs to move to a 90 game schedule. Doesn’t make sense IMO to have so many games you have to play some of them at noon on a weekday.
    Agree. And I think fewer games would help with the excitement level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzz View Post
    Agree. And I think fewer games would help with the excitement level.
    I don’t see how anyone follows baseball and stats excited. It’s too long.

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