Thursday, April 9, 2009

season change

Sports fans are aware of what summer and spring refer to but identify seasons in terms of the sports that are played during periods of time. College basketball season just ended with the Connecticut women's team making you wonder how they would do in the men's Patriot League as they pummeled everyone in their way en route to a championship.

We are now approaching the NHL/NBA playoff season and have begun baseball season.

For true football fans, this is not baseball, basketball, or hockey season--but the off season. Football zealots tolerate the other sports as a sort of anesthetic or, at best, a way to pass the time until football season begins. Football fans, during the off season, count months before the first preseason game. For them, we are now 2.5 months into the ordeal and they must yet endure the remaining 3.5 months before training camp. Baseball and the playoffs will make the wait somewhat tolerable. The day before and after the AllStar game in July looms as the most difficult days ahead for the true sports fan.

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