Carmichael Dave: So What IS The Best Sports Day Of The Year?
Yesterday we (the Royal we, Go Kings) wrote about the best season of them all, Fall. So many different things are great about that season, and the responses from you guys were even better. Most agreed Fall was the best, but there were some impassioned pleas from several stumping for a different season. For instance, this guy:
Noooo! your basic problem is you’re allergic to sweat. I’ll take Spring. Robins start to show, days are getting longer, America’s true sports start (Spring training). Trout season opens last Saturday of April, my birthday is in April, and you can plant your garden. Things are coming to life, waking up.
Fall- things are dying, bears are looking for caves for the long sleep, days grow shorter, plus the cold and rain. Civilized gladiating (NFL) begins, not long till THAT is banned by the PCers anyway.
Your Dad, Carmichael CA
Yep, that’s my actual Dad y’all. No generational gap whatsoever.
Well, Dads aside, it got me thinking of not just the best sports season, but the single best day in our sports year. Let’s take a look:
Masters Sunday: The Decorum. The History. The Pressure. The Masters! There’s just something special about that Sunday in April. I’ve never walked Augusta, but I HAVE imagined that it smells of sweet heaven. Amen Corner. The Artist Formerly Known as the Eisenhower Tree. Its always must see TV, and the true alert that summer is near.
Opening Day, MLB: This used to be a much bigger deal. The problem is, there’s about 20 Opening Days. Now they always have some stupid 2-game series in some weird corner of the world, then 3 weeks later the rest of the teams begin their seasons. That’s dumb. Have everyone open on the same day, all day games. And get off my lawn.
New Year’s Day: See above. Back in the old days, the first day of the year was up there with anything. College football all day long in the man cave, while the wife and kids are watching the Poulan Weedeater Macy’s Parade. Now, bowl games start in mid-December, you get a couple decent ones on the 1st, and then the championship game is played sometime in late March. Lame.
Super Bowl Sunday: Definitely an argument for the one spot. Its not just the game, its all the other stuff that goes with it. The only sports day that really should have a federal holiday on that Monday. No sports other day is more of a social event, and no other sports day crosses pop culture lines as much as Super Bowl Sunday. The commercials are talked about for months. There’s always some fantastic Super Bowl party you’re either throwing or attending. The 18 hour coverage. The Puppy Bowl. Yeah, if this is your favorite sports day of the year, I can’t really argue with you. But-
March Madness Thursday/Friday: Yeah, I know its two days, and that’s kind of cheating. But is it REALLY two days? Always seems like one giant emotional roller coaster of a day to me. There’s just nothing like it. Nothing. Its the brackets, man. 4 games at once over a 12 hour period. FOUR GAMES AT ONCE OHMYGOD. Its insane. Whether you’re at a sports bar (most of us), or lucky enough to have (or know someone who has) a man cave with four TV’s, its sports nirvana, plain and simple. I really don’t know what else to say. With the brackets, you add into the craziness all the (fake cause its illegal) money involved, bracket buster games, Cinderellas, yeah. And even though Fall is my favorite season, drinking black and tans at 10am and stepping outside on a gorgeous spring day is tough to beat.
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