I've been a sports fan since 1986. In all my years involved in actively supporting various sports, I am literally the only person I've ever run across who simply does not like the playoffs.
To me, they are boring. I think a large part of that is that it's the same teams playing each other over and over again. In the regular season, it's a different opponent every night. It is always something exciting and new, all 82 games.
And the worst part is, when your team loses, they are done. You don't get to see them anymore for months at a time. That's not fun. Even if your team wins the championship, you still don't get to see them for months. That's not really much of a reward.
And that's even if your team makes the playoffs. My two favorite NBA teams are the Nets and Knicks. The Nets did make the playoffs this year, but it's a rarity. Aside from the success in the early 2000s, the Nets are not really considered a contender for the title, ever. And the Knicks? Who doesn't know of the self-imposed haplessness the team has gone through since 2013? At least the Warriors- my #1 Western Conference team- has done quite well over the last few years, after many years of struggles. (The Warriors became my Western Conference team when they traded for Muggsy Bogues)
On the hockey side, my #1 team is the Rangers, and they are in the same spot as the Knicks. (owned by the same guy, too). It seems like half of the 62-win Tampa Bay Lightning is made up of former Rangers. The Golden Knights are my #1 Western Conference team and their run to the finals last year was magical. But I don't see that happening this year. I am rooting for the Islanders in the East this year- they are still a local team, even if my 2nd place local team. I would be both happy and upset if the Knights and Isles met in the finals- happy because it's two of my top 3 teams- but upset because one of my teams is going to lose.
To me...the season is already over. I will watch as many games as I possibly can- I'm still a fan of the sports, after all- but my interest level is half of what it was during the regular season.
Since this is mostly just a rambling post with very little of interest, I'll end with some random scans that I have on my hard drive as I process them into my files.