Reflecting on how the way each of the halls of fame — baseball, football, basketball and hockey — picks its inductees, and what that says about how the people inside each game believe the world works, helped me learn to stop worrying and love that Dave Andreychuk is considered immortal.
Analytics shows MLB pitchers get more velocity if they take longer between pitches, which is a leading contributor to why ballgames are too damn long. But it seems like very few people want to point that out.
Neate maintains there is no such thing as a "greatest of all time" in sports and wishes it was eliminated as a media trope, but does explain how to address 1996 Bulls vs. 2017 Warriors. Plus a book recommendation!
Neate rambles about a unique aspect of Nashville and Pittsburgh's economies that hasn't been mentioned much by the media, but explains so, so much about the modern NHL. And why it makes him long for the Quebec Nordiques, even though it's never gonna happen.
To understand why the Ottawa Senators couldn't sell out in the third round of the playoffs, you need to know what led to them having in an arena in the middle of nowhere.
At a time when a Canadian-based NHL team cannot sell out in the third round of the playoffs, Sags wonders if ballpark summer passes are the way mass-consumer spectator sports are headed.