This^^^^^^^^ Is op that stupid?
Well, stupid or not - that's up for debate.
What I do know is that TV money may be good, but there comes a point when you are selling your soul to the devil.
Since TV has taken over a lot of other, more traditional, things have suffered.
Stadiums are rarely packed anymore. Fewer fans are traveling to away games. Local economies are taking financial hits - economies that, at one time, depended upon those home games to put money in the bank for the entire year.
Now I will admit that the increased influence of TV on the game has been good for the chinese big screen TV manufacturers and for the recliner industry. But hell, there is not a single game on the schedule that is not televised these days. If it's not a network game, or a cable game, then it is a pay-per-view game.
It's outta hand. Especially when they control the scheduled times only a few weeks out. Who has time to arrange a travel schedule one or two weeks out? And I'm mainly talking about the people who are a few hours away from their games who depend on hotels for places to sleep if it's a night game or a late afternoon game vs those who might drive home if it's not.
I'd take less money to return some of the old traditional feel.