Something for everyone!

On the TUNNEYSIDE of SPORTS November 23, 2015 #568…Something for everyone!

After further review…Remember the old saw “Careful what you ask for?” It’s always a good reminder when we become satisfied or satiated with our present conditions. Sports fans certainly must enjoy this time of year! Wherever you live in the U.S.A., or in the entire world for that matter, there’s a game or match being played in your area. If not, your warm, comfy easy chair and a TV remote will fly you into the stadium on time. With a smart phone or smart watch, the game will follow you wherever you go.
Here’s an exhausting schedule (not in any particular order) to which you can log in:

The NFL, with its 32 teams, has now completed two-thirds of its regular season schedule. This 2015 season began with the Hall of Fame game held in Canton, Ohio in August, in conjunction with the HoF induction ceremonies. The final game—Super Bowl 50 (a variance from the Roman numerals previously used to identify the Super Bowl which, BTW, was originally not called the Super Bowl) will be played in Santa Clara, California on February 7, 2016.

The NBA, with 30 clubs, began its season in October and will end with its championship games on or about the middle of June, 2016. In the middle of that 82-game schedule is the 65th NBA All-Star game, to be held (is your passport valid?) at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario (home of the Raptors) on February 14th, 2016. It’s a three-day event! Oops, maybe you’re already booked, since that’s Valentine’s Day weekend!

The NHL, 32 teams strong, began its schedule on October 7th and will close its 82-game season with the commencement of the 98th Stanley Cup playoffs on April 11. Last year’s Stanley Cup champion was the Tampa Bay Lightning. Many have taken note of the irony inherent in a team of ice skating champions from the tropics. Picking up where the Jamaican bobsledders left off, perhaps?

The NASCAR Sprint Cup series, with up to five events every month for almost the entire year, should satisfy those who follow that sport. Some critics say that since the machine does all the work, it’s a misnomer to use the term ‘sport’ in comparison with athletes performing on the field or court. But at 170 mph, and in close proximity to your competitors (even closer than fellow commuters on the 405 in L.A.!), it takes great physical skill not to end up on the wall.

And if all that isn’t enough, the NCAA began its 2015-2016 basketball schedule at midnight in early November, and will conclude its annual “March Madness” with the Final Four championship game on April 4, 2016 in Houston, Texas.

Will you log in about your favorite sport and whether you like watching in person or TV?

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