Now that football season has finally concluded, I can start caring about other sports again! Even though football will always have the #1 spot in my heart, there are a lot of other sports I enjoy this time of year. I keep up with the NBA a fair amount, but since their season is SO LONG, I hold off on getting too invested until this time of year. The Indianapolis Pacers have been my favorite team since 2009 and Jared and I love getting to a game each year if we can. It helps that two former coworkers of mine now work for the team and can occasionally hook us up with some tickets ;)
And with this time of year, you can't forget March Madness of course! I'll be the first to admit I don't have a favorite college basketball team I follow, but there is nothing more fun than the madness than ensues for the NCAA tournament each year. Making brackets, wagers at work, upsets left and right?! SUCH a fun time in sports. I always love to see the local teams do well (Ohio State, UofCincy, Louisville, etc) but again- since I don't have a team I just love rooting for good games and good underdog stories.
The obvious sport just around the bend is baseball! Even on this snowy, freezing day- I can dream of warm afternoons at Great American Ballpark with some nachos. I've been stalking the Reds home schedule already since I will likely only get to a couple of games before the baby's born in June. Jared and I might splurge on some good seats for one game, but honestly- the cheap seats are just as fun :)
Last but not least, I am already getting excited thinking about the Summer Olympics! Yes, yes they aren't until early August but who doesn't love the excitement of summer olympic years?! There are SO many good sports to watch- my favorites are usually gymnastics, the track and field events and a lot of the swimming/diving events. Man, don't I wish I was going to Rio de Janeiro to watch them live ;)
What sports are you "diving" into now that football is over? (See what I did there?) Have you been counting down the days until football season was over... or will you happily be watching the NFL Draft come April? I know I will! Happy Wednesday, sports fans!