Don’t Love Soccer

a fieldThis time of the year is my favorite out of all the seasons. I was never a big fan of summer so I’m glad it’s pretty much over. I am not a big fan of being hot all the time and I get hot easily. Yes it is nice to be outside and do things but not when you are a sweaty mess ten minutes into whatever it is you are doing.

I went to an outdoor music festival with my friend Jeff last month and it was one of the hottest days of the year. Some of the bands including the headliner Nine Inch Nails were good but to get close enough to the stage you had to hold your spot. Being out in the sun for 3 hours without moving and feeling like a sardine with all the people around was not my idea of a good time. I couldn’t wait to get home to take a shower.

There are other reasons that don’t revolve around the weather that make this time of the year my favorite. Out of all the sports out there I am by far the biggest fan of the NFL. My team the Philadelphia Eagles are off to a good start too. I think their second year quarterback Carson Wentz has Hall of Fame potential. He looks like a veteran out there on the field. It is sort of scary to think that he is still learning the game at the NFL level. I was sure glad the front office went out and got him some help on offense this year too. He actually has two good wide receivers to throw to this year especially Alshon Jeffrey. I can tell they are starting to click and are more on the same page than they were earlier in the season. I am thinking about going to one of their games later in the year but have to see if my Dad will want to go with me. I’m going to be in town for Thanksgiving and would like to go that week. I am pretty excited about going home to visit as it has been over a year since I’ve been home. Last year I started a new job and didn’t have any vacation days to use. I have three nephews that I can’t wait to see. The two youngest are actually playing football now and I’m hoping I can go watch one of their games too. I’ll even settle for practice if they aren’t playing that week. Their schedules don’t go out that far so I’ll have to wait to see on that.

I’m not as big of a fan of MLB but if you are going to watch baseball now is the time to do it. The playoffs are always good. It is like watching a chess match between the two managers and to me that is fascinating. I am actually pulling for the Cubs to repeat this year. I think it would be pretty neat to see them win it all again. The curse was finally broken last year and that was as good as it gets for baseball unless you are a White Sox fan. I think it is amusing that a city can have two teams and their fans can’t stand each other’s teams. I never really knew about it until I moved to Chicago back in 2006. I remember walking past Wrigley Field and seeing a bunch of Cubs fans giving a guy in a Sox hat a hard time. It was all in good fun but you could tell there was animosity there.