Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The Perfect Storm

In 3 weeks time we will experience a phenomenon commonly referred to in the sports world as the perfect storm.  It's the time of the year when all the major sports are going at the same time (as well as the MLS), college hoopers get their feet wet with a little midnight madness, and the BCS begins to take shape.  The NHL is usually a part of the festivities, but money issues have them out of the picture this year.  For a lot of people this may seem like sensory overload, but for the die hard sports fan there's nothing quite like it.

The perfect storm gives fans a chance to diversify and engage their emotional portfolio.  Cities that don't have a professional football team (OKC, Memphis, San Antonio, Salt Lake City) can look forward to the return of the NBA.  Cities that suffered a heart breaking loss in the playoffs (Atlanta, Dallas) or the football team is underachieving (Detroit, Oakland, New Orleans) can shift their attention elsewhere.  Cities where everything is wonderful (Cincinnati, San Francisco, New York) can add to their joy and optimism.

Die hard sports fans should proceed with caution.  Spouses, girlfriends, boyfriends, and significant others will almost certainly object to the increase in sports watching options.  It will seem like there's a game on every channel every minute of the day.  This can lead to irritation, fights, unrealistic expectations, or even worse, the loss of the remote control!

The perfect storm only lasts a few weeks, but the combination of everything all at once is pure bliss.  You don't have to settle for just one sport and ESPN will seem like a never ending stream of highlights.  Enjoy it while you can and suffer the consequences later.

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