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If you had an oppurtunity to make one change to a major sport what would you chose, and why? I personally would chose to add a salary cap to baseball. I love all Pittsburgh teams, but in my lifetime I'm pretty sure I will never see the Pirates crack a winning season. It sucks that they chose to not field a competetive team due to salary stipulations. The salary cap should enforce a maximum and a minimum salary cap and help the competiveness of Major League Baseball. I took this question from Mike and Mike on ESPN.

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I too am from Pittsburgh and agree that would be great. Now for a rule I think they should add to Hockey that is a little more realistic is if a team is down a goal with a 1:30 left on the clock in the 3rd and the other team takes a penelty. Play the remain 30 seconds of that penelty. I also think if the goalie plays the puck out side of a set area he should be fair game for gettting hit.

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I'd do away with basketball. That's a change, right?

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Get rid of the BCS and add a playoff system to college football.

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id eliminate feildgoals in overtime play in the nfl. its first team to score but most of the time if a team wins the coin toss they can scrape out a feild goal with out giving the other side a chance. thats what id do also i totaly agree with the BCS thing

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Posted by Bowen50

Get rid of the BCS and add a playoff system to college football.



Yep


And then maybe in NFL, no ties play till someone wins.

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8 team playoff in ncaa football. i would rather see a 16 team tournament to allow teams like boise state, tcu and utah etc, to have their chance but i think thats pretty far fetched at this point.

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I would do away with the DH in baseball. I feel that it's really easy for pitchers to keep going to the inside part of the plate when they know that they will more than likely not have to step into the batters box themselves.

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knees to grounded opponent & soccer kicks in the ufc

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Good answers all. I agree with everything said except the soccer( and the death of basketball) kicks.

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For all major sports the salaries need to come WAY down. They do not need that much money nor does any human. I know people who work as hard or harder than any pro athlete and make a slight fraction of what they do.

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Posted by Bowen50

Get rid of the BCS and add a playoff system to college football.



I'm surprised this wasn't more of a unanimous choice, it was the first thing that popped into my head...

Also, I wish they would do away with the sudden death overtime in the NFL... Too much depends on the coin toss... Instead they should just modify the way college does it... Maybe start them from the 40 or something

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Posted by Twenty20Dollars


Posted by Bowen50

Get rid of the BCS and add a playoff system to college football.



Yep


And then maybe in NFL, no ties play till someone wins.





Agreed with both.

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what I find funny is people complaining about a salary cap in baseball. That is fine I dont care either way, but for those saying teams such as Pittsburgh have no chance is not accurate. Look at teams like Tampa Bay, Florida, Minnesota etc who have small market teams but have done well recently because they have good management. Im all for giving teams an equal shot but there are some bad managers, GM's and owners. The same Gm's and Owners who complain that teams like the Yankees and Red Sox spend and spend and spend and make it impossible for them, but dont whine and cry when they get the revenue sharing that the teams like the Yankees and such pay.

Rules or things id do away with..

Baseball - make the game go quicker..with tv and commercials etc it seems 3-4 hrs is the norm.

Basketball - The play in game for the NCAA tourney..does anyone give a shit about it? Also, in the NBA..start calling the travel/walk more...5 steps is 5 steps call it regardless if its Lebron James or Jerome James, stop giving stars different treatment.

Football- Cut the preseason games from 4 to 2..is there really a need for the extra 2 games

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Posted by ThaAxeMurderer7

I would do away with the DH in baseball. I feel that it's really easy for pitchers to keep going to the inside part of the plate when they know that they will more than likely not have to step into the batters box themselves.



I dont agree, maybe cuz Im an AL fan and grew up with the DH, but I have no interest in seeing a pitcher hit. Its much tougher to pitch in the AL than the NL because of the DH and although a lot of the DH's are over close to retirement id still rather see players like Griffey Jr hitting than bringing his once great image down trying to play the field or rotting on the bench.

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