Arbitrary Randomness
Tuesday, April 23, 2002
Does the NBA and NHL playoffs schedule annoy anyone else, or is it just me?

It was much simpler when they just played every other day. That way, you always knew when your team was playing (did they play today, no, then they play tomorrow).

Now sometimes they skip a day, sometimes they don't, sometimes they skip two or three days. It used to make sense when they would skip an extra day for travel, but now there are times where teams will play back-to-back nights traveling from one city to another, and sometimes they will skip two or three days with no travel. I understand that sometimes it has to do with scheduling of the arena, but not always. I hate that the TV schedule dictates the day and time of games. The fact that an Eastern Conference game was played at 8:30 PM on a Sunday Night and Portland and LA played at 5:30 ET doesn't make any sense to me.

OK, I'll stop complaining for now
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