Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Play ball or something else

Before I was a teacher, I was a sports writer, and I still have a softish spot in my heart for that section of the newspaper -- for newspapers as a whole, truthfully, give or take the business pages.

This appreciation for artful writing about games's predictable unpredictability lands April, with its sports smorgasbord, as my favorite calendar month. Among its offerings: the new professional baseball season being unwrapped even as the closing moments of March Madness overrun their eponymous bounds; top-level basketball and hockey leagues upshifting from tedious regular seasons to high-stakes playoffs; and football, which seems to lack any off season of note, ramping up to its annual draft. I might even turn half an eye to the Masters, though golf doesn't rate much above the business pages in my sometimes curmudgeonly estimation.

Yup, it's a heady month to be a sports fan.

6 comments:

  1. I'm a big fan of good sports writing! I usually only read about basketball and baseball, however. Enjoy your rich month of sports news!

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  2. There is nothing sweeter than hockey:) I love this time of year- AHL Calder Cup, NHL Stanley Cup- lots of great things to watch and read about.

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  3. I just roll from one season to another. I’ve never really read the sports page, but now I will give it an glance.

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  4. I am not much of a sports fan, but good writing is good writing - as witnessed yesterday when our read aloud included a chapter about a football game. I channeled my inner sports fan and went to town. I got a few funny looks from kids, but I had a great time.

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  5. Give me a book and I am happy.

    Sports on the other hand? Nope.

    Being an aunt and Mom requires me to attend thee games and learn about them. Otherwise, I will be OK never attending any games.

    On a different thought, wouldn't our education system receive a HugE boost if our academic scholars receive as much attention as the athletes?

    Best wishes.

    Purviben
    http://www.coolcatteacher.com/

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    1. Circling back to this comment belatedly, Purviben. If you haven't seen this link before, it speaks (humorously) to your question... https://youtu.be/dkHqPFbxmOU

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