March Rules the Sports Months
By Guest Blogger Rob Yunich:
Spring and fall tend to be the busier times of year for sports fans. But is there any better month than March? Just during these 31 days, there is the madness of the NCAA tournament (not to mention all of those conference tournaments and key regular-season games), the push to the playoffs in both in the NHL and NBA, and the freshness of baseball’s spring training. Talk about drama and somebody for everybody!
Granted, April boasts the NBA and NHL playoffs, the NCAA championship game, and baseball’s opening day – but March is most intense.
Later in the spring, there’s also the French Open and Wimbledon (could also be called early summer), the Frozen Four, the college lacrosse national championship game (men’s and women’s), horse racing’s Triple Crown (Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes), the NFL draft, Masters, U.S. Open, and of course the crowning of the Stanley Cup champion and NBA title holder.
Some years, there’s a World Cup and the Olympics (like next year in London) during the summer. But there’s always as many baseball (major and minor league) games as you can handle, baseball and football Hall of Fame induction ceremonies, racing at Saratoga (especially the Travers and the Hopeful), College World Series, the British Open and PGA Championship, NFL training camp (except maybe this year) and the NBA and NHL drafts.
When fall rolls around, there’s tons of football, the U.S. Open (tennis), baseball playoffs and World Series, Breeders Cup, and the beginning of the NBA and NHL seasons.
And then, when winter comes back, you can catch college basketball, Australian Open, overseas soccer (or football), and the Olympics (when applicable).
But, right now, there is an overflow of rivalries and drama, sports for all types of fans, and a nice balance of beginnings and endings. So enjoy it while it lasts, and try not to miss it too much until it comes back next year.