I turned on the car radio this afternoon hoping to catch a baseball game only to find a couple of NBA playoff games. I found that a bit depressing – not because I don’t like the NBA, but because it’s April 16 and these are just the first games of the first round.
The hockey playoffs got started earlier in the week – again, I like the NHL a lot – but they’ll drag on until June, skating parallel with the NBA.
For fans, there should be a couple of golden months each year when the sports overlap. September, say, when the NFL cranks up and the baseball races tighten up. And I’m OK with April sharing the glory with the new baseball season and the hockey and basketball playoffs.
But late May? June? No. That’s time for baseball. And November? Save it for football.