In football, a team needs to basically stay perfect the entire season to even have a shot of one of the top spots in the BCS. Every game is treated like the most important of the season. If you lose, title hopes likely are flushed out the window. However, even when the new format starts, teams only have to win two games, as opposed to at least three with NFL teams.
In baseball, teams must qualify for the field, win the regionals, super regionals, advance to the championship, then win 2 of 3 games in the championship series. Unlike basketball, a team can still lose and come back strong the next day and move on.
In basketball, a team must win six consecutive games to cut down the nets. You lose, you're out. Sometimes, the winner ends up being the team that got hot at the right time (UConn several years ago), instead of the best team start to finish winning it.
What says the MSB. What is the hardest, and why?
I'd probably say basketball. Teams like Indiana, Ohio State, Gonzaga, Miami, Kansas had great years this season but fell short in one game and saw the season end.
This post was edited on 4/2 at 12:39 pm