Norbizness and I can probably count the number of times we have seen things eye to eye on one hand, and one of those times was probably about music. However, here is a propoal I can get behind completely:
There are definitely too many teams in the three main sports right now (I’m going to avoid talking about hockey, because my proposal for them would to be to go back to the 6-team league that existed until the 1960s). Certain teams add little to nothing for their respective cities, except to make them the repeated butt of jokes. Well, it’s time to separate the really crappy from the temporarily crappy, and institute a reverse playoff system. The “winner” of the playoff will cease to exist, the “runner-up” will cease to exist as a team, but the players could join up with other teams. The process will be repeated for three years, so that 6 teams in each league will cease to exist.
(1) Major League Baseball: So many teams, so little time. The lack of a salary cap makes it so that over 50% of the teams are pretty much guaranteed not to make the playoffs in any given system. The absolute dregs in the 8-team playoff will be the Montreal Expos, Pittsburgh Pirates, Milwaukee Brewers, and San Diego Padres in the National League, and Detroit Tigers, Texas Rangers, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, and the Kansas City Royals in the American League. At this point in time, the Tigers will inevitably win.
(1a) I also propose a one-time single-elimination playoff between the Red Sox and Yankees so that approximately 50% of the insufferable fans in the United States can be instantly team-less.
I am not a Yankee hater. In fact, I like a lot of the Yankee players both past and present. What I am tired of, however, is them always winning.