Only Five Months To Go

For those of us that live and breath for some form of football, February was just about the cruelest month. The Super Bowl ended the season and the NFL Players Combine seemed like more hype than substance.

March is not a lot better but at least most colleges have spring practice under way. You can follow your favorite team via their web site even though when it comes to the annual ‘spring game,’ the event itself is usually nothing more than a glorified scrimmage.

April is not only the first sign of spring but also the long-awaited NFL Draft. This year, for the first time, the event begins in prime time, Thursday, April 22nd and continues through the weekend. Only one thing is certain in this year’s draft: no matter who the Giants and Jets select as their first round picks, the local fans are sure to boo.

A few states allow spring high school practices in May and most NFL teams conduct their mini-weekend Organized Team Activities in May and June. For those waiting for NFL camps to open in July, the NFL Network may be a way of surviving to that first NFL Pre-Season game on August 8th.

Anyway, the countdown is on…only 150 days to go.