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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Boys of Summer OR Men of Fall?


So, I've been thinking. Are there any cities left in this country that actually like a sport more than they like a team? Like, I heard for all of my life that Boston was a "hockey town", but it wasn't until their recent Stanley Cup win that I saw or heard anyone giving a shit about the Bruins. I've heard that Boston is a "baseball town", too. But with the Red Sox having finished just a few games outside of this year's playoffs, I can't seem to find a single "local" that can even name 6 of the 8 teams that remain in the MLB playoffs...

And I'm not trying to be high and mighty, here. I've made my "PinkHat" hatred well known, and that is what it is. But I'm seriously asking. Are there any places left that put sport over team? OR have we all just become a nation of fanboys that don't want to watch unless our team is playing, or if their are fantasy implications involved? I hold out hope it's not the latter, but the writing appears to be on the proverbial wall...

What's most likely, is that this is the way I always feel this time of year, where football and baseball overlap. I know that there are still cities out there that like particular sports, but during this time of year I always forget it. And it's because football is blatantly king. Nobody's missing a random playoff football game just because their team isn't involved, are they? Not unless they get forced into attending a poorly planned "holiday party" they're not. Yet the average fan seems oblivious to baseball, even though they're just a few innings away from deciding a champion...

Football is here, friends. So you better get used to it. Everything else plays second fiddle. "Boys of Summer"? Well these are the "Men of Fall". Football is the national past time. And for better or worse, it matters more than any local sports concern ever has, and ever will again...

Or at least that's how it feels this week...


Had another lackluster performance on the virtual gridiron, last week. But not surprisingly, I aim to make it up to you and then some come this Friday. I'll also be unveiling a new associate that will be joining the RoochNation team, so you'll want to be sure not to miss it...  

NFL Picks

Last Week: 8-9-0

Overall: 50-39-3 (.560)

Twitter Picks: 10-3-0 (.769)

NCAA Picks

Last Week: 7-6-1

Overall: 28-25-1 (.523)


Teddy Williams...
100...

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1 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good stuff. Good question. In all honesty I considered a lost season for me when Valentine came in to town. My hatred of that pick made it hard to justify the 250 cost to get Red Sox games in NY. But, I have been watching a ton of playoff baseball by my standards. Been great stuff so far, and the games have been flying by. Not sure why the pace of games is so much quicker in the playoffs. When it comes to baseball slow games and a ridic long season makes it tough for peeps to stay interested...But playoff baseball is just good stuff. Make the season significantly shorter and peeps will come back. Games will mean more.

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