The air is crisp. I broke out my vast collection of lightweight coats. Everything is pumpkin or apple flavored or scented or both. A new TV season starts (although, truth being told, I only watch three shows that aren’t sports related.) Those things alone makes late September wonderful…but then, let’s add:
- the start of football season
- the pennant race
- NHL and AHL training camps
- and, most importantly, the countdown to college hockey season. (T minus 8 days, if you are a Boston University men’s hockey fan, and if you follow the women’s team, 2 days.)
Those aspects alone make this time of year one of my favorites. It’s all sports, all the time. I can’t complain.
In addition to these general reasons why late September is wonderful, here are four things making this week better than most: