Summer is officially over and for me, it means back to business. And by business I mean sports. Of course sports IS my business, but that's besides the point. It's always towards the end of summer and all the repeats I start to miss the hustle and bustle of sports overload.
You know exactly what I'm talking about.
Yeah, sure there's baseball throughout the summer and smack in the middle of it is the MLB All-Star Game. Of course that's also the slowest week in sports. I'm guessing that's part of the fun of Fantasy Baseball. All summer long you can throw yourselves into your leagues without any other sports (real or fantasy) taking precidence. But in my house, there's much more to sports than just basball.
Usually around the beginning of August I start to long for the days spent watching college football, planning weekends around who's playing who and where and who's leading in all the standings. This year, the Olympic Games were a nice taste of things to come. I really enjoyed watching it, but it made me long more for all the kickoff days yet to come.
Let's not forget the part of the fun that involves tailgaiting and watching games at bars. There's always enough wings, pizza, chips, fried apps and beer to feed 10 times more people than are actually there.
And, that's what I'm talking about and eager to get started... NFL and college football are first, MLB heads into the playoffs, NBA starts training, NHL starts and it all becomes the focus of life for the next several months. And that is until I've been overloaded at some point after the New Year. Then, I get just enough of a rest to appreciate March Madness. Then it all starts over again.