Spring has sprung. The baseball season has officially started, the NCAA tournament wraps up tonight and it’s been about 85 degrees the last few days here in Big D. And let’s not forget that the NFL draft is only a few weeks away…That means winter is over!
The baseball season is tough for me. My favorite way to watch a game is in person, but I can’t quite bring myself to root for the Rangers. I’m really an Astros fan but ever since they welcomed back Roger Clemens with open arms, I question their leadership. Well, actually, I questioned their leadership well before that, but whatever. I question the Rangers front office even more. The Rangers had one good season about 5 years ago where everyone really believed that they could make the post-season. After that, they haven’t been close. Maybe I’ll wait until a good team comes to town and then I’ll get tickets. I’m not the biggest baseball buff to begin with, so watching a crummy team doesn’t help matters.
I hate to say it, but I don’t honestly care about women’s basketball. I’d sooner watch the Rangers play the Kansas City Royals than watch a women’s game, college or pro. And I realize that’s probably traitorous to my gender, but I can’t help it. I don’t find the level of competition to be nearly as compelling. I fully support the womens’ programs and i don’t discount that those women are excellently conditioned. But it doesn’t capture my interest. Sorry.
Is it wrong of me to be excited about the NFL draft? I’m positively giddy to see who ends up going #1. Mel Kiper and Todd McShay keep moving that projection around. Maybe Jake Long, maybe Glenn Dorsey, maybe Matt Ryan. Forget about NBC’s line up, the draft is what I deem must-see TV. This year’s NCAA tournament has been the most exciting tournament in my recent memory. So many of the games went down to the final seconds, even in the early round. When filling out the bracket every year, I try to anticipate the upsets. Like most, I think I hold the crystal ball when it comes to predicting the Cinderella story. I will pat myself on the back for taking Xavier down to the Elite 8, especially considering that I seriously toyed with the idea of picking Georgia over them in the first round!
I’ve got Memphis winning the whole deal, so I’m nervously watching to see if they can pull it off. The support I showed for Kansas in the football season is gone. I’m over the whole Roy Williams saga. And I’m over the multi-colored hanky he thought he could rock in the pocket of his oddly flecked suit tonight…
So hopefully the lack of blogging will be remedied by the ramp-up of the baseball season. I may not be there in person but baseball in HD is only a hot dog and cold beer away from being the real deal. And that’s close enough for me.