Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Like Obama, The Big Picture is for change

We have a new president today and he's for change. As are we. We're for change. Not just change in terms of stimulus packages, tax breaks, employment opportunities and social programs, but sports change. We're for change in sports.

So today, the day the change in America officially gets underway, we launch The Big Picture for Change in Sports campaign.

Change the NFL overtime rules - We've seen enough coin flips determine the outcome of a game. We've seen an injustice in the sport. The Big Picture for Change in Sports stands for a match overtime system like the one that currently exists on the college level. Incorporate special teams into it and you have a system that promotes justice and equality. The Big Picture for Change in Sports (crowd applauds).

Change the BCS - Enough debate. Enough controversy. Away with the BCS. In with a playoff. The Big Picture for Change in Sports (crowd applauds).

Change the conference tournaments in NCAA basketball - An automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament should not be won in a three or four day span. The Big Picture for Change in Sports stands for a team's body of work. Win the conference in the regular season, win the auto bid. Every season a one-bid mid-major dominates its conference in the regular season only to be upset in the conference tournament championship, losing a chance to participate in the NCAA Tournament. The Big Picture for Change in Sports feels the pain of this team. They have suffered a great injustice. Let the regular season speak for itself. The Big Picture for Change in Sports (crowd applauds).

Change the American League designated hitter position - A Major League Baseball Player should play the field and represent not only his offensive abilities, but his defensive abilities too. The Big Picture for Change in Sports (crowd applauds).

Change the height of the NBA hoop - The average NBA player stands 6-feet-8-inches and can touch the backboard without leaving his feet. Many can dunk the ball through the hoop with only a small hop. The talent of these athletes has exceeded that of those who preceded them. Today's players have mastered the game. The Big Picture for Change in Sports would increase the height of the basket to 11 feet to add a challenge to a game the pros have mastered. The Big Picture for Change in Sports (crowd applauds).

The Big Picture for Change in Sports is also about the people and their beliefs. What would YOU, the FAN, like to see changed in sports? We, as politicians, can only change so much. This is Democracy! We want YOUR voice to matter too.

The Big Picture for Change in Sports (uproarious applause).

29 comments:

rstiles said...

The National Anthem should be sung the correct way - not as a jazz/pop/hip hop/doo wop song...

What took place during the World Series was a fucking disgrace!!!!

Anonymous said...

Why change the NFL overtime system. If your team loses the coin toss....PLAY SOME FUCKING defense. Don't make an excuse that you lost the coin toss. Until this season, the last 5 winners of an overtime playoff coin toss....LOST the game. System doesn't need changing

JMC said...

if you catch the ball, you catch the ball. enough with all this "maintain the catch all the way through the ground' bullshit.

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GMoney said...

Take seat belts out of race cars for maximum entertainment/danger.

Female gymnasts (over 18) must wear the Borat bathing suit during the Olympics.

Anonymous said...

Mandatory uniform change in the WNBA to spandex. This would force teams to acquire players with the best assets - and I'm not talking basketball skills!

CT Buckeye said...

NASCAR - get rid of the Car of Tomorrow and bring back the concept of a real stock car!! You are losing sponsors/fans because fans can't relate anymore!

MLB - Make uniforms uniform!!! Preferably, get rid of the long pants in favor of shorter pants and stirrups! No more of the George Hendrick/Manny Ramirez/Barry Bonds look.

HM said...

Shrink WNBA to 4 teams, or the number of teams actually making an operating profit, which ever number is less.

Eliminate "divisions" in basketball: teams play in conferences and the top 8 advance.

Make the draft lottery for only the worst 7 NBA clubs. If you want to tank to get to #7, fine, but a club should not have 35-42 wins and get the #1 pick.

THN said...

Of all of the college playoff scenarios I have seen, I would have to say that mine was the best.

And I agree with R Stiles. Spot on.

Andy said...

So, against the BCS that places added import on the regular season and for the abolition of conference tournaments in college basketball that sometimes deliver a "great injustice" to, what, the 19-12 team that was #8 in the ACC?

Hmmm.

Rocco said...

Lower the concession prices at sporting events. If that means not giving gifted and proven megastars like Darren Dreifort a $55,000,000 contract, I'm willing to take that chance.

Morgan Wick said...

"So, against the BCS that places added import on the regular season and for the abolition of conference tournaments in college basketball that sometimes deliver a "great injustice" to, what, the 19-12 team that was #8 in the ACC?"

The "great injustice" is against teams in mid-major conferences, not BCS conferences. But conference tournaments have become meaningless in BCS conferences...

THN, you should have linked to your plan. It's just Internet decorum.

About the ONLY way your plan would actually happen is if the government did it, and it's too much of a roundabout way to achieve an end that's frivolous in the first place for that to happen. Yeah, we'll muck around with the conference alignments and make changes that the schools won't like (otherwise they'd have made them already) because that gets us a playoff. Yeah. Of course I know you probably have tongue planted firmly in cheek, but I think an 11/5 system (conference champions + at-larges) is more likely AND more thrilling, less formulaic.

Incidentially, I suspect the Mountain West will have a title game and a strong case to be made a BCS conference before Obama leaves office if he gets two terms. Boise State is almost certainly heading there, especially since I think they moved to I-A after the MWC/WAC split, and it should be a cinch for them to add another team to make 12 and get a lucrative title game.

Anonymous said...

Get us the world cup in 2018

The Big Picture said...

great points, morgan! and thanks for clearing up what we meant about regarding the conference tourney argument. not sure where andy was going with that.

Anonymous said...

Why not leave the NFL overtime the same for the regular season, since it's not as important, but in the playoffs make them playout the full 15 minutes. If they are still tied after that, then the 2nd overtime could be either sudden death or something similar to college.

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