Monday, November 7, 2022

Newsletter Excerpt, November 7, 2022 -- "Coda"


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"Playoff coverage is actually getting worse instead of better, for reasons I don’t completely understand, beyond the obvious commercial ones. There is more money in making people mad than making people understand, a media lesson that goes far beyond sports. Until the messaging about the playoffs gets better, until fans are told over and over again that the results of short series aren’t big-picture meaningful, that there is no team-building methodology that makes you more likely to win October games than June games, we’re going to go through this again and again."