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Football, Baseball, Basketball – Change a few things

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The three most popular sports are, Football, Baseball and Basketball. To many, these are the only activities that should be considered Sports.

There are some things in these three sports that make absolutely no sense. These are crazy, weird and bazaar. But remember, this is Merjeo, where everything is crazy, weird and bazaar.

Football

This is a great sport, and one that generates the largest audience of the entire year. This is on Super Sunday? There are, however, some things about football that make no sense.

The name of the sport is football. This is misleading, because only two players are allowed to use their foot – the kicker and the punter. They are very seldom in the game. If anyone else uses their foot, it will cost their team 15 yards. The object of the game is to hit the player with the ball. Therefore, the name should be changed to hitball.

Football is a man’s game. It’s not knitting or basket weaving. The guy with the ball is going to get his bell rung, and that’s the way it is. Therefore, the fair catch should not be allowed. If a player calls for a fair catch, he is pleading with the other team not to hit him, which defeats the purpose of the game.

Football’s overtime rule is all wrong. In the event of a tie, there should be an extra 15 minute quarter. Whoever is ahead at the end of this quarter wins. If there’s still a tie, do it again. If players complain because they are tired, TOO BAD! They should have won the game when they had the chance.

Baseball

All right! Our National Past time!

With baseball, the name is right, but it defies the object of the game, which is to get to home plate. Baseball has first base, second base, third base and home plate. Change the name of home plate to home base, and this problem is solved.

When a batter is hit by a pitch, he is awarded first base, and all is forgotten. This is all wrong. When this happens, the batter should be awarded all four bases, and a run scored. The same applies to anyone who is on base. Then, the pitcher should be warned. If he hits another batter, the same rule applies, and the pitcher is thrown out of the game. Just think about it. A batter can come up with the bases loaded. Instead of hitting a grand slam, and grand slam could hit him.

Basketball

This game is named correctly, because the object of the game is to get the ball in the basket. But there are two problems with the game.

The pros have a 24 second shot clock, which is OK. But the 35 second shot clock in college is too long. College players are younger and should be faster. Change the shot clock to 24 seconds. An even better idea would be to change the shot clock to 20 seconds in pro and college. Then you would see some serious fast breaks instead of that crappy slow down basketball, which is chicken basketball.

The only other problem with the game has nothing to do with the game itself. It’s the way the coaches dress. Most basketball coaches look like they stepped out of Brooks Brothers. Coaching is stressful. Why don’t they dress more comfortable? They are not going to church, a funeral or a formal dinner party. They are coaching a frickin basketball game. Football coaches dress like they are going to the golf course, which is comfortable. Baseball managers dress the same way as the players, which is appropriate. After all, you would not expect a basketball coach to wear shorts and a tank top. A football coach should not be expected to wear pads and a helmet. He is not the one getting his butt kicked.

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