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    Default Sports - crossover ideas

    No, this ain't about new potential hybrid sports, i.e. mixing basketball with soccer to create "Limball", for example.

    Rather, this is about taking something one sport has (or does) that is so relatively superior to other sports' equivalent thing, that the other sports should just adopt their own version of superior thing.

    Basically, this is about what ideas / concepts can be applied to all 4 or 5 major team sports.

    Let's start with the Big One, IMHO:

    Lord Stanley's Cup of the NHL.

    This is the world's greatest trophy by such a large margin that it renders all other trophies irrelevant by comparison. It is a Ferrari among Fords. It is the platinum standard of all sports trophies.

    All the other major North American team sports (MLB, NFL, NBA, MLS, and technically NASCAR) should ditch their paltry trophies and make their own sport- appropriate versions of the Stanley Cup for their own leagues.

    Or, as a compromise, they can keep their current trophies, but the winning champ also keeps their "Stanley Cup" until the next champ is crowned.

    Every champ should be able to drink champagne out of a giant trophy at the end of their victorious post- season.

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    Soccer, hockey and basketball share the same general format - a goal at each end of the game area, with each team attacking one and defending the other. Two of those three sports have very low scoring, while the third has lots of scoring. Fans love scoring. The two low-scoring sports have something else in common - on each team, one player is a fulltime goaltender. Basketball has no goaltenders; the goal is difficult to reach because it's just a little bigger than the ball (ball - ~9.5 inch diameter, rim 18 inches) and ten feet off the ground.

    How about trying soccer or hockey with no goaltenders, but shrink the goal so it's a little less than twice the size of the ball or puck.
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    Soccer, hockey and basketball share the same general format - a goal at each end of the game area, with each team attacking one and defending the other. Two of those three sports have very low scoring, while the third has lots of scoring. Fans love scoring. The two low-scoring sports have something else in common - on each team, one player is a fulltime goaltender. Basketball has no goaltenders; the goal is difficult to reach because it's just a little bigger than the ball (ball - ~9.5 inch diameter, rim 18 inches) and ten feet off the ground.

    How about trying soccer or hockey with no goaltenders, but shrink the goal so it's a little less than twice the size of the ball or puck.
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