The best time of the year

If you are a sports fan, this has to be one of the best moments of the year. MLB playoffs are starting this week, the NFL season has already started, NCAA football has already begun, and NBA training camps opened this week.

Which is better: Christmas or the months of October and November? For a sports fan, it is an easy answer- October and November.

After 162 games, the baseball season has finally come down to eight teams wanting World Series Championship.

If you are not a fan of one of these eight teams, there is still time to jump on a bandwagon and root for a team that is in the playoffs.

There are the Tampa Bay Rays, the Boston Red Sox, the Chicago White Sox, and the Anaheim Angels of Los Angeles to follow in the American League. Look for the Red Sox to have the most fans in the AL.

Some might be rooting for the Rays because it is the Cinderella story of a team that has performed badly every year since they have been in the league and now won the AL East, all with a payroll that does not even compare to the Red Sox or the Yankees.

In the National League there’s the Chicago Cubs, the Milwaukee Brewers, the Philadelphia Phillies, and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Look for the Cubs to carry the most fans in the NL.

Some could be rooting for the Cubs because they are going on 100 years of misery because they have not won a World Series since 1908.

Football season is entering week five, and there is nothing better to do on Sundays other than watch football, unless of course you would rather be studying. It has been a tradition passed down through generations that Sunday is the day for tailgating and having parties with your friends while watching your favorite team play.

College football season has started, along with the agony awaiting every school’s team with their hopes and dreams on the line. Saturdays are full of people watching NCAA football from the morning until the evening wanting to see the upset. Everyone wants to see that Appalachian State over Michigan type upset.

The NBA will open their regular season in a few weeks, but right now we have to take a look at the pre-season action. Every team’s fans have their hopes up right now; they are all thinking this could be the year they finally make it. Fans will get to see how their new team looks for the first time after the free agents and the draft picks have all jumped aboard.

This is the time of the year by which sports fans live and die. If you are a Rockets fan, you are wondering if this is the year Tracy McGrady will take the team out of the first round. If you are a Cubs fan, this is the year you are wondering if they are finally going to win a World Series. These are the moments that sports fans live and die.

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