I'm a total sports junkie, but I don't love all sports equally. If I could only watch one sport for the rest of time, it would definitely be basketball (specifically college basketball).
And so today, I'm thankful for college basketball, especially since the season started up today. I'm currently watching basketball sitting on the couch, and I couldn't be happier.
I actually played basketball through college and then two years at a community college. My dad was working for a basketball camp the summer I was born. My grandfather played college basketball at Oregon and was even drafted into the NBA. I guess you could say that the sport is in my veins.
As an aside, when my grandfather was drafted in the early 50s, a young senator with the last name Kennedy tried to talk him into coming to play in the NBA. My grandfather, Doc the Rock, chose to go into education instead. It was more stable and better paying.
How the world has changed.
I totally understand if you pass this post by. I realize that most people don't get quite as excited as I do about the sport.
But these next five-ish months are the best 5 months of sports calendar, and you can't convince me otherwise.