Game 1 of the World Series. NBA opening night. Full slate of College Football. Full Slate of NFL. You ask me why I look forward to the end of October, and it sure as hell isn’t halloween. It might be partly that midterms are ending, which I am also convinced that prof. do this on purpose so they won’t be working too much through these two weeks. (#contentconley2woke) This short period of time every year where the sports world is 24/7 nonstop with great content. The World Series is compelling: a curse over 100 years old versus a Pitching staff that has looked absolutely unstoppable all post season. It feels as if the Nation is behind the cubs and a city that could use a W. It might be my bay area bias, but the last city I can root for right now is Cleveland. The NBA more than any other of the big league gives the fans what they want, with fire matchup’s across the board. College football has been an electric factory this year outside of steady good old Alabama, and I’m sure there will be some crazy upset/last minute win that makes you shake your head and smile. That leave’s the most popular sport in the country: the NFL. Only 1 problem with that, outside of the Patriots, the NFL STINKS. Terrible matchup, no parity, the officiating gives us some bullshit penalty every play, and BONKERS penalties/fines every time someone scores a touchdown. It’s like the NFL doesn't want us to watch anymore, or they know so much of the American man’s life revolves around this sport from August to February that they can do what ever the fuck they want and we’ll still watch. If that was the thought, they were wrong, Ratings are down (insert link), and basketball won't help it go back up. Sure they can blame it on the election, the MLB playoffs, what ever they want but at the end of the day the games are just much less compelling than in prior years. Either way, as I write this from 35,000 feet on my way to Washington DC, take a moment during these two weeks and thank the sports god’s for these two weeks and remember them in the dog days of summer.
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