Starting on Monday, I will be starting a series entitled “The Best Month in Sports”. Just look at what this month has to offer. We are already being captivated by the madness that is the NCAA tournament. Early April brings the return of baseball. Soon after, one of my favorite events of the year occurs at Augusta National in the form of The Masters, quickly followed by the start of the NBA playoffs. With each segment of this series, I’ll take a closer look at what makes each of these events so enjoyable.
One quick note: For you NHL fanatics, I did not forget about you. The reasons that I did not include the start of the NHL playoffs in this series are these: 1) This year’s playoffs do not fall within the month I’m referring to. But more importantly is 2) I am not going to pretend to attempt to write about a sport that I do not follow all that closely. Believe me, it would be an insult to you. I can tell you, however, that even though hockey is not my favorite sport, there are few sporting events more exciting or more intense than a Game 7 in the NHL playoffs.
And one small rant. This month does also not include the NFL. I am completely aware that we live in a country where the NFL is king and when football season rolls around, I’m sure I will discuss it at length. I love football just as much as the next guy. But for now, I really don’t want to hear about it when there isn’t a game that matters for five months. If you want your fix, just turn on ESPN Radio in the morning and listen, believe me. With so many other stories going on in sports, do I really need to hear a two hour conversation about how The Tuck Rule is finally going away? The answer to that riddle is no. We all know that Raider nation is still pissed off so how about paying some attention to something else.
I’ll talk to you all on Monday with “The Best Month in Sports, Part 1: The NCAA Tournament”.