I Hate Winter—At Least I Have Sports on Television

L LCorrespondent INovember 12, 2008

I’m not a huge fan of daylight saving time. Arizona and Hawaii seem to have the right idea:  they don’t observe it.

Not only did I lose an hour of sunlight out of my extraordinary day, but also changing my clocks reminds me that the weather is starting to get really cold and the days are getting shorter. Namely, it’s less outdoor sports for my wimpy butt and more time indoors moving up another weight class—and not by choice.

On the plus side, at least there are sports to keep me warm. The cold weather months represent probably the best time of year for sports on television. I’m not one to attend outdoor games in freezing, miserable weather, so television is my new best friend in the winter.

October gives us the World Series for Major League Baseball and the start of the NBA regular season. And while everyone prepares for Thanksgiving dinner and recovers its aftermath, November brings a ton of rivalry games in basketball and football.

Let’s not forget that the coldest months of the year, January and February, is huge for college football bowl games and the mother of all professional sporting events, the Super Bowl.

Then, in March, there I am back at square one advancing my clocks an hour, just in time for college basketball’s March Madness and for fans to start filling out their brackets.

Thus, it appears that daylight saving time is the proverbial bookends to what is argued as the best sport events in America.

So while all of you hardcore fans are attending games shirtless with your painted faces, screaming for your football teams, just remember that I’m in my warm home, watching you on television—and trying to remember if my clocks are supposed to be one hour ahead or behind.