Basketball and baseball after bedtime: Sports leagues alienating kids with late start times

Families can’t watch sports as a family anymore.

The NCAA Championship game didn’t even start until 9:20 pm ET. It finished at 11:45 pm.

Basketball isn’t alone. Game 5 of the 2017 World Series ended at 1:17 am ET.

“As fewer and fewer kids get to watch the most important games, fewer and fewer kids will grow attached to the sports, especially as spectators…

By opting for short-term profit maximization over cultivating young fans, the leagues are selling their seed corn,” writes Tim Carney.

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