1. Soccer* could be vastly improved by stealing from hockey the radical concept of a third period. These 90-minute affairs are 45 minutes too short.
2. Hockey could be vastly improved by stealing from soccer the radical concept of a World Cup.
*We are no long shamed by calling “football” “soccer” after reading this explanation on Slate. This is such a relief because otherwise the next month would be a confusing mess of saying “football” while feeling like an affected loser or saying “soccer” while feeling like some kind of world-class moron.