The problem as I see it is that it just goes on too long. I propose a thirty day window in which the candidates could run around and speak. Then we would all vote in the primary on the same day.
It would be enough!
Wikipedia says about the Super Bowl. "A 17th bye-week has been added for TV exposure."
Hillary Clinton says the election process is not a game. It certainly seems like politics and football are using the same playbook, and that is not to know when it's time to end the play.