Sports seasons too long?
I'm just going to come out and say it - some sports seasons are too long.
I'm not an NBA fan nor an NHL fan, but I have to think one of the reasons for the popularity of the NFL is the shorter season. It seems ridiculous that both the NBA and NHL seasons last 8 MONTHS. Let that sink in.
They both started mid-October and both finals game 7 are scheduled June 18. So called "Winter" sports almost lasting until July just seems outlandish and probably too long to gain casual fans.
By comparison, MLB is 7 months and NFL is just about 5 months. And of course all of these don't include preseason/exhibition games.