PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — With another MLB All-Star Game in the books, we have compiled the top five most annoying events in sports today. These are events that should necessarily go away, but need drastic improvements.
5. MLB All-Star Game
In 2003, when Bud Selig decided to implement the rule where the winning league in the MLB All-Star Game would get home-field advantage in the World Series, this event became a mess. Now, you have situations like Adam Wainwright “grooving” a pitch for Derek Jeter in his first at-bat of his final All-Star Game, and everyone up in arms about it.
4. NBA Draft Lottery
An hour long event where random franchise representatives sit there and hope their team’s name is called last. We don’t even see the selection of the ping-pong balls, that is done off-camera, for whatever reason.
3. Pro Bowl
Complete snooze fest. Take away hitting, defense, and the competitiveness from football and you’re left with the Pro Bowl. It’s played before the Super Bowl too, so Pro Bowl players competing in the Super Bowl can’te even participate. And who knows how they even pick the teams anymore.
2. Final NFL Preseason Game
The backups of the backups of the backups have one game to showcase themselves and compete for the last spot on the roster.
1. NFL Draft
The NFL draft is a mega-event, but it has become a drawn out TV spectacle. We’re bombarded with meaningless player rankings and evaluations before the draft, and then showered with meaningless analysis after the draft. For ratings reasons only, the draft is broken up into three days (Thursday-Saturday), in which the first round is on day one. Why not an all-day Saturday event?
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