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Redesigning the MLB Draft
The NFL and NBA drafts are two of the biggest events in their respective sports all year. Fans are obsessed with finding out if their team is going to acquire that valuable first round pick or trade their top pick for a superstar. In 2017, the NBA Draft averaged just under 3 million viewers, while the NFL Draft averaged over 9.2 million. On the other hand, the majority of baseball fans, even die-hard ones, do not follow the Major League Baseball draft; only an average of 279,000 viewers tuned in.
Lack of Interest for Domestic Soccer Reveals One of US Soccer’s Many Flaws
Tuesday, October 10 marked one of the darkest days in the history of US Soccer. On that fateful night in Trinidad and Tobago, the US Men’s National Team (USMNT) fell to a defeat which ended their hopes of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup. Although it shocked many in the sporting world, it came as no surprise to close observers of American soccer.
With the 2017 World Series upon us, fans across the country are glued to their TVs, smartphones, and tablets, streaming the epic conclusion of a season full of surprises, comebacks, and rising talents.