September 13, 2009

Sunday Question: What does this time of year do to you?

The weather is getting cool. Football is upon us. Yet, baseball season is still here.

The question is what does this weather do to you? Does your baseball fandom wane with the start of college football and the NFL? Or do you get pumped with the impending baseball divisional races?

For me, football only is significant because of work. Otherwise, I don't care for it until baseball season is finally over.

Baseball is number one in my heart.

Love,
Sooz

14 comments:

  1. It means frustration. I have never cared about football. Baseball is also number one for me. I hate this time of year, because football has taken over the one podcast I have enjoyed all season. I have spent six months enjoying the show (Fantasy Focus Baseball) and then they go and renamed and reformatted it. So, I just stopped listening. MLB.com podcast is none existent this year, not even 15min, it use to be an hour, then cut to 30 min last year, and now I would hardly call it a show. On the TV, ESPN is all about football, but that's nothing new. At least this year I can watch MLB channel and know football will never pop up.

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  2. It means baseball is sadly coming to a close. It also signifies the start of the dead period, i.e. the time of year when only football is on TV. Once November rolls around, it's time again for college basketball, which will carry me into March and baseball all over again.

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  3. Bittersweet feelings. Baseball is heating up to the crescendo. Football is beginning, but it doesn't have the same emotions invested as baseball, to me anyway. Basketball and hockey are on the horizon, but also suffer from the same fate as football, in my world. The only thing to sustain me is my birthday celebration, right before or during the World Series every year, until free agency is upon us and Spring Training hears the beckoning call of winter weary baseball fans and pops its head out in February, like the groundhog, to say that everything is beginning the thawing process and the season will be here momentarily. Can't wait!

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  4. I'll quote Ralphie from "A Christmas Story," the part where he's sitting on Santa's lap:

    "Football? What's a football?"

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  5. I look forward to the playoffs and start anticipating what moves the Giants will make to improve themselves next year. In a month or two I'll start looking forward to seeing what the new baseball cards will look like. I follow the other sports, but nowhere near as much as I follow baseball.

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  6. I am a fan of both sports.

    I focus more on football once the Astros are thoroughly out of the playoff race (as they are now).

    I begin to worry more about the UT Longhorns and the Tennessee Titans. Then, I follow a little bit of the NBA and a lot of College Basketball until February.

    Then, I get hot and heavy into Fantasy Baseball again.

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  7. I love all of it. It means more sports which means more quality tv. Flipping between a Yankees and NY Giants game is the only way to spend a Sunday in my world especially when the wife is just as interested. I went to Yankee Stadium for the first time yesterday and then watched a little bit of college football afterwards. Today it was the Yankees at 1, the Giants at 4. Then, as the fall progresses I get Yankee baseball in October...does it get any better than this? The answer is no.

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  8. This year, I'm kinda happy to see baseball season ending. Normally, though, I hate it.

    I'll watch the Giants, but not until after the World Series... and I care nothing for college football at all.

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  9. My baseball fandom wanes until the playoffs - then I get back into it.

    I love football season. It is really only a 3 day per week commitment.

    Also, hockey is just around the corner. Its a good time of year.

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  10. For me personally it means I get to watch my son's football games and then jet off to my daughter's soccer games after the football games. I usually cry a little on monday mornings then because I end up filling up Mobil/Exxon's wallet with the gas I use running to all of their games thus this is the life of a parent. I usually am hyped up about the start of the NFL season and try to watch my beloved GIANTS play their first game of the season. I did vow this year to punch out any pittsburgh fan that would dare say to me, "Got six?". I am so sick of that statement around here. Then again I am SSSSOOOOOOOOOO sick of living on the dividing line of Steelers / Eagles (beagles) country.

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  11. I dont have the attention span to pay attention to the entire baseball season anyways, and football is my number one to begin with.

    I care during the playoffs once football starts, but until then, baseball is an afterthought.

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  12. Yes, football is here and the hardcore football fans are everywhere - the sports bars are jammed. Rookie cards are hot! (Let's not forget High School football)It's a fun time for the sports folk. As far as baseball goes, it's pennant time BABY! From this Jersey Shore perspective a TURNPIKE SERIES would just top it off! PHILLIES YANKEES

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  13. TBS/Peachtree haven't shown a Braves game in a month. YSPN and FoxSox show the only two baseball teams known to exist... so I have no choice but to turn to FOOTBALL!!!!! Yeah!!! Go Cowboys! Woot!


    a question, if the Yanks and Red Sox miss the playoffs, will YSPN and FoxSox show any playoff baseball? Or will they think there is some sort of work stoppage?

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  14. That's a question that may never get answered.

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