Cauz: Stakes are finally high for the Argos

We can list the countless reasons why we enjoy watching sports, from crazy comebacks and Cinderella stories to the pleasure of seeing great athletes do things we could never do. But the secret sauce to holding our attention is stakes. The greater the stakes the harder it is to take our eyeballs off the TV screen. I would never spend four hours watching a Red Sox-Astros baseball game in the regular-season, but throw it in the playoffs and I’m committed to the final out.

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