Posted on: October 29, 2009 1:24 pm

Greatest Sports Time of the Year

This is possibly the best sports time of the year.  Don't get me wrong.  I love March Madness and all that time of the year brings with spring training and the golf season warming up, but this is the time of year I really look forward to!  The leaves change colors, college football on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, NFL on Sundays, great golf weather (at least in Atlanta!), the NBA has tipped off and the beginning of college basketball is near.  This is an exciting time for CBB.  Every team has question marks and hopes.  Everyone has championship aspirations.  From Air Force to Youngstown State, every one has a chance to make it to the big dance.  The advantage of college basketball over college football is the importance of the ENTIRE regular season.  People like to make the argument that college football's regular season would be tainted by a playoff.  Tell that to a BCS team who stumbles out of the gate losing their first 2 games.  All of a sudden the next 10 do not matter as much.  Put a playoff in place and the next 10 become so much more important.  The regular season shouldn't be a playoff, it should determine the playoffs.  Just my opinion, but there is a reason that every other major sport on earth has a playoff system.  Even ancient civilizations knew this was the right way to determine champions.

What is your favorite time of the year for sports?  Why?
Posted on: February 23, 2009 9:46 am

Weekend Thoughts

Phil finally showed some poise this weekend.  After such a roller coaster ride to play 16, 17 and 18 with such composure was impressive.  It was nice to see him hit 3 wood on 18 instead of being too aggresive.  Seriously, if you hit a 6-iron 227 yards, do you need to have a driver?  Looking forward to seeing how Tiger plays at the Accenture.  Should be a good weekend to watch golf.

The Tarheels losing was a real downer on an otherwise great sports weekend.  You have to look better than that against a Maryland team playing their heart out.  I can't tell you how frustrating the Heel's perimeter defense can be from a fan's perspective.

Spring training is in full swing and it is the best time of the year to be a Cubs fan!  So much hope and optimism.  I can only wish that it will carry through the rest of the season.  I pray we are buyers when the time comes to improve or disband rosters around the All-Star break.

Thoughts and comments are welcome.

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