Not that I'm normally a consistent blogger, but for the past couple months, most of my blogging has taken place on the Lenten Blog I'm keeping up with my boss. But in addition to a time of spiritual discipline and formation, this season of the year is also a really fun time in the world of sports. I'm a huge sports fan and have noticed lately that there are a lot of fun things happening in sports that are worthy of a few of my thoughts. So here goes...
As a college basketball fan in general, and a Duke fan in particular, this is a really fun time of the year for me. March Madness is always exciting to watch and this year is not proving any different. Duke has looked pretty good in the tournament so far, but there are plenty of great teams still alive, so who knows what will happen. At least they have made it to the Sweet 16 and didn't get beat in the first round by a much lesser opponent like last year.
I'm not much of an NBA basketball fan, but how can you not be intrigued by what Lebron James and the Miami Heat are doing right now? Lebron is playing as well as he ever has and his team, as of the writing of this post, have now won 27 straight games. The NBA record is 33 straight, so it is beginning to look like this record could fall (which no one ever thought would). Crazy!
Those of you who know me personally know that I am a HUGE Seattle Mariners fan. I love baseball in general, so I'm really excited for Spring Training to end and the regular season to begin. But the Mariners really have my hopes up for this season. They have been much-improved throughout Spring Training and seem poised for a great year. Of course, Spring Training doesn't really mean a whole lot, so they could totally suck and break my heart. But I'm optomistic!
My NFL team has made headlines this offseason for both good reasons and bad. They started the offseason on a tear, having made some pick free-agent signings in Wes Welker and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (among others), but the recent news has been strange and disappointing as they were forced to cut Elvis Dumervil due to a mistake by his agent. He has now signed with the Baltimore Ravens, so the Broncos will need to find a replacement for their Pro-Bowl defensive end. So frustrating!
I know you probably don't care about any of this, but thanks for humoring me. This is a really fun time of the sports year and I wanted to share my enthusiasm.