The sports record books will look as follows as long as we keep tinkering with the games, supposedly to increase their ticket sales and viewing numbers.
Diamondbacks 33, Padres 32* Highest one-game runs total since the low strike zone was altered in 2015.
Cardinals 67, Seattle 34* Highest scoring Super Bowl game since additional pass interference rules took effect in 2016.
Coyotes 17, Rangers 16* Highest scoring regular season NHL game since the width of the goal was changed to 10 feet in 2017
Suns 198 Lakers 189* Highest scoring NBA game since the 4-point shot became effective in 2016.
We’re in the age of low attention spans, so RLGR Growlery makes the following suggestions to shorten games:
Baseball—no fidgeting with batting gloves; no stepping out of the box unless a pitch forces you out, and if a player spits outside the dugout, he’s ejected.
Football—3 downs, no commercial breaks
Basketball—First team to 90 wins
Hockey—If a fight breaks out, the game is over, no matter the score.