Five sports fixes that should occur immediately:
1 – Eliminate the extra point in football. Completely worthless play. The game is already long enough with all the replays, why keep a play that is not interesting at all and has a 99 percent success rate? Seven points for a TD, or you can take 6 points and go for two. Fixed. Done. Next.
2 - Touchless icing in the NHL. The NHL is the only place that touch up icing still exists, raising injury risk and just being completely needless.
3 – Install more instant replay in baseball. No sport has more blown calls that can be clearly rectified by replay. The games are already, what, four hours? What’s another ten minutes to get it right?
4 – Speed up, already. Speaking of slow baseball games, keep the batter in the box and let’s have a pitch every fifteen seconds, minimum. Rules to speed up the game already exist. Enforce them.
5 – Eliminate flopping in the NBA by calling a technical foul for obvious flops. The NHL penalizes flopping, the NBA should follow suit. You should not have to fall down to draw an offensive foul. These are grown men, probably the best athletes on the planet, let them bang and get the Miami Heat, I mean floppers, out of the game.
I just made the entire sports world better in about six minutes. Don’t you feel better?