Soccer? I like Olympics
What's your favorite sports time of the year?
Agreed. I go apeshit over the World Cup
March, April, May: NCAA Tournament in hockey and basketball, start of Stanley Cup Playoffs.
But perhaps the best all around sports time of year is the month from mid-march to mid-april.
You have the basketball tournament, usually mixed with St. Patrick's Day the first week, the Frozen Four, spring game, The Masters, Opening Day (another excuse to go drinking) NHL playoffs start, and the NBA playoffs.
The weather is starting to get warmer and the trees greener. For those of use still in school, (last semester of school ever this term) it is usually just getting out. Can you beat this time of year?
If you want to extend it out just a bit longer, the Kentucky Derby is the first week of May.
That said, the time from that first kickoff in late August to the cold-gray sky in late November is something special.
"something special" is the perfect way to describe a Michigan Saturday.
So, so hard to choose, but I'd have to go with March-April when you have the start of MLB and the middle of college baseball, you have March Madness, lacrosse, the hockey playoffs, the NBA playoffs, and the NFL draft. Really the whole spring from the beginning of March to Memorial Day is terrific.
Late October, and Novemberl. CFB season is in full swing, as is the NFL, NHL has started up and so is the NBA. World Series is going on too. Means The Game and Thanksgiving are right around the corner as well. CBB and hockey starting around this time too.
CFB Season kick off and bowl season
And March Madness
The first weekend of September. The best time of the year.
I dont watch baseball I watch a ton of golf though
The first week of September until the last week in November. lock.
late November with Michigan Ohio State, basketball early season tournaments, and Michigan hockey.
first weekend of september
new years bowl games
stanley cup playoffs
March Madness, definitely, hands down for me, especially the first weekend. Sixty-four teams playing a total of 48 do-or-die games in 4 days, it can't be beat. The tourney is where college b-ball legends are born (eg - Fab Five, Mike Bibby, Carmelo, etc.)
I have to say though, nothing beats my obsession with Michigan football the week leading up to the season's first game. A VERY close second...
when I can be on the golf course. It is better to play than to watch.
The end of March/beginning of April:
MLB Opening Day
March Madness, NHL Playoffs, French Open, Wimbledon
April in the D!
Why?! Why did it take so long for someone to say April in the D!
It's so good, the worst part about it is how bad the song has been lately.
Because of January bowl games and the start of the Big Ten schedule in basketball
Mid September to Mid October is about perfect. The leaves are changing. The air is crisp. Going to a football game on a sunny afternoon is perfect . . . not too hot, not too cold. The games mean something (beginning of the Big 10, or maybe ND.) It also is a great time to catch a baseball game, especially if you're lucky enough to have your favorite MLB team in the mix. There is something both sad and happy about the change of season. Somehow, with the beginning of the school year, and the beginning of the season, there is hope and a fresh start. You also can catch local high school games, and if you're lucky (as I am in this season,) your own kid is playing ball. I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to going to my son's games, going to a Michigan game or two, going to a high school game, and going to a White Sox game, all in that mid-September to mid-October slot. (and I don't care that the Tigers will probably be a lot better than the Sox . . . still a fun day.)
Games in August/September can be pretty hot. Yes, I know, the coeds are cute, but I'd rather go to a game when it is 60 than when it is 90. Games in November are a crap shoot, and can be brutal. Brian's description of the Northwestern game a few years ago just sounds . . . painful.
The bowl season has kind of been ruined for me by ESPN and the dilution and the night after night. I really loved (like March Madness) when you could watch a bunch of good bowl games New Year's Eve & New Year's Day. I follow the NFL, but not the same way as college. I like basketball, but somehow, the "just a job" nature of the NBA leaves something to be desired.
March Madness is fun, but I don't know, somehow, since most of the one and done best players started bolting for the NBA about 10 years ago, I haven't like the tourney as much. Maybe I'll feel differently as Michigan gets back into it.