There Is No Excuse For How Late Sporting Events Start On The East Coast

David Hookstead | Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief

I’m sick and tired of how absurdly late sporting events start on the East Coast.

Game 3 of the NBA Finals was Wednesday night, and it didn’t start until after 9:00 p.m. EST. Are you kidding me? Is this a sick and twisted joke? Have I lost my mind? (SLIDESHOW: THESE GORGEOUS WOMEN LOVE BASKETBALL)

Now, it’s game five of the Stanley Cup Final tonight, and like all other games this series, the puck won’t drop until 8:00 p.m. EST. What do the people who schedule these games think us on the East Coast are doing with our lives that we will tolerate this garbage? (SLIDESHOWHOCKEY RINKS MIGHT BE COLD, BUT THESE WOMEN ARE SCORCHING HOT)

Do they think we’re all just a bunch of coastal elitists who don’t work and have endless free time? Well, I’m here to tell you that’s not the case at all.

I’m a blue-collar working class man that’s up before the sun every day to bring you guys the best content on the internet. I’ll be lucky if I scrape together three hours of sleep tonight. That number will go down even further if the Caps win the Cup tonight.

It’s absurd. Most men would never sacrifice their sleep so that they could watch these crazy start times and then wake up to dominate the internet.

Luckily, for all of you, I’m not a regular guy. I’m David Hookstead. I’m not even trying to claim that I’m a hero here. I’m saying all of this in hopes that somebody wises up, and stop scheduling games so damn late.

This is America. We shouldn’t be pushed to the brink simply because we live on the East Coast. I’m a Wisconsin kid. I’m used to games starting at seven, having plenty of time to crush beers, grab some sleep and dominate the next day. That’s the way everybody everywhere should do it. It’s time for this garbage to officially end!

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