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Thursday, May 12, 2021

Note to myself (I’m full of rants today, I guess):

As soon as the complete playoff schedules come out for each major sports league, copy and paste that information to this blog for future reference.

Why? Because the usual suspects for holding this information, e.g. ESPN.com, FoxSports, and Yahoo! Sports, apparently can’t be relied upon to maintain something so simple. Instead, they offer only the current-round schedules that extend no more than a week or two into the future, and truncate the rest.

So when I was searching earlier today for the last possible date of this year’s NBA Finals Game 7 (work-related research — really), I wasted several minutes digging through the sites of those sports authorities. Zilch. I finally found this rather basic information on some affiliate television website (last possible date for playoff hoops is June 23rd, FYI).

What’s the deal? Why should it be so hard to find this data? Yeah, the NBA shifts around playoff game dates according to how many games it takes for a series to end; but there’s still a general bloc of dates that are reserved for each round of action. And when it come to the Finals, that’s predetermined months in advance. It’s stupid to not have that static information posted somewhere on an easily-accessible page.

I wonder how many others look for this information every day, just to be frustrated by the same dead ends. I do tons of research for a living — if it’s not easy for me to find, I can only imagine how it is for the average surfer.

So I’m going to post that info from here on out for baseball, football, basketball and hockey (when/if that last one comes back). Consider it a public service (not to mention a potential site-traffic boost).

- Costa Tsiokos, Thu 05/12/2021 09:51:14 PM
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  1. You didn’t mention the shuffleboard broadcasts. I can’t find that info anywhere!

    Comment by tommy — 05/13/2005 @ 09:17:17 AM


    In an uncharacteristic move, I’m actually following up on an earlier initiative I laid out here: The posting of major-sports full playoff schedules as soon as they’re determined.
    I’d already done this with the 2005 NBA Finals, so n…

    Trackback by Population Statistic — 10/03/2021 @ 12:17:43 AM


    Continuing my quest to provide easy, concise access to postseason dates and times (for myself, if no one else), here’s the complete NFL playoff schedule for this new year.
    Hey, I already gave this treatment to the NBA and Major League Baseball;…

    Trackback by Population Statistic — 01/02/2021 @ 11:32:09 AM

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