Friday, October 30, 2009

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

During the holiday season, we’re used to hearing Christmas carols describe “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” as being Christmas. As a sports fan, the end of October and beginning of November provide the true fan “The Best Time of the Year”. This time of year, we get to enjoy the overlap of a multitude of the finest athletic events.

The World Series has commenced. And while I'm admittedly not a huge baseball fan, the casual observer (like myself) will take in the excitement of the series. Unfortunately, Yankees and Phillies doesn’t muster much enthusiasm for me (I’m a total westcoast bias) but, the fact that it’s happening… and the Evil Empire is participating… provides us with some intriguing, exciting baseball.

College football is in full-swing. Every Saturday is full of games. It’s always exciting to follow the alma mater(s), the chase for a championship, and the build-up to rivalry weekend, as well as the bowl season. As a season ticket holder, I revel in the opportunity to attend the football games.

The NFL season is in midstream. Personally, I don’t get fully invested into the NFL until the playoffs are about to hit us, but nonetheless, teams are jockeying for playoff positioning about this time of year.

And finally, we can cheer loudly for our Jazz because the NBA season has at last descended upon us. Ronnie, Memo, AK47 and the boys can now enter into my life again. Thank goodness for late-October! Mr. October!… Halloween!… Falling leafs!… the Grid Iron!… and Deron Williams! High-fives & butt-slaps to all... Go Jazz!


Anonymous said...

It's the Holiday season of Sport! So Woopty Doo! Dont be fooled. The Guru is a huge baseball fan. He sat in aritc-like temps for Game 2 of the ALCS in Yankee Stadium.

Jack Sikma

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Is Andy Williams related to Deron?

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