Considering how popular sports are with people of all ages, there are surprisingly few television shows that have a sports connection. Even dating back decades, there isn't much of a catalogue. Which is pretty stunning considering the number of crime dramas that seem to dominate the airwaves.
You would think that people would prefer some light hearted sports fare than the disturbing goings-on of NYPD's Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, which is charged with investigating sex crimes and other various atrocities.
Well, you would be wrong. People seem to be obsessed with murder, which is why I'm expecting CSI: Peoria will be on the CBS fall schedule in 2013.
That being said, there have been a few sports-related television series over the years. And because we seem to be completely out of new ideas (see: Saw 27), I think a couple of them are worthy of a remake. Naturally, they'd need some tweaking, which I've graciously provided.
So let's take a look at some of the great (but mostly mediocre) sports shows of the past and what a modern-day update might look like…assuming any networks had the balls to take me up on any of these stellar ideas.