By Tyler Berry
The NHL has announced that their All-Star Game will be changing to a 3-on-3 mini tournament with one team from each of the four divisions. Each team will consist of nine players and the winning squad will split $1 million dollars. This is a fun idea and got me thinking about what the other major pro sports could do to spice up their boring All-Star games.
NBA All-Star Game: 5-on-5 but a coach is required to suit up for each side.
Who wouldn’t want to see Steve Kerr (at 100 percent health, obviously) team up with his star shooter, Steph Curry? “Kerr to Curry, for three!” has a nice ring to it. On the other hand, who could resist the hilarity that would come from “whitest man on Earth” Frank Vogel trying to defend that Kerr to Curry offense? Genius.
NFL Pro Bowl: 7-on-7, but not in Hawaii, in Moscow, Russia
Enough of this Pro Bowl in Hawaii, nonsense. These are the NFL’s LOSERS. Why don’t we talk about that more? If a player is in the Pro Bowl, he’s not in the Super Bowl. He shouldn’t be rewarded with warm weather and a cushy 11-on-11 game where he can phone it in. He and the rest of his non-Super Bowl attending peers should be subject to freezing temperatures and a training camp-style 7-on-7 scrimmage. NFL, take your talents to Moscow!
MLS All-Star Game: Stop it, there are no All-Stars in the MLS
Need I say more?
MLB All-Star Game: 9-on-9 as usual, but on a Little League field
The Home Run Derby gives every MLB fan blue balls. We’re treated to all of these fantastic home runs from some of the league’s greats. Then the All-Star game comes around the next evening and we get a 6-3 result with only three home runs. Forget MLB stadiums. Put this game on a Little League field and let’s see the home runs we all watch baseball for in the first place.