Thursday, January 26, 2006

There's a Hole in My Heart that Can't be Filled by Nebrasketball

Rivers flow into the sea
Yet even the sea is not so full of me
If I'm not blind why can't I see
That a circle can't fit
Where a square should be

Not that any of us have staked our emotional well-being on the success of the Nebraska basketball team, but after last night's crapfest completing a trifecta of miserable perofmances, it's safe to say that I can back down any optimism I ever had about the team's postseason chances and move on to the other things in life. And although that flimsy optimism was a inadequate fill-in for the void left by the conclusion of the college football season, we've still got 7 months until Louisiana Tech rolls into town.

Don't despiar, though. There's plenty to look forward to until September 2nd. So, without further delay, here is the calender of items to fill the massive hole that was created by this month's annual exit of the greatest sport in the world.

February 1: College football signing day
February 5: The Super Bowl
February 10: My cousin's band Oranjesta, is having a CD release party at Knickerbockers.
February 10-February 26: Winter Olympics
February 15: Sunset in Lincoln, NE moves past 6:00 p.m.
February 16: Pitchers & Catchers report to MLB Training Camps
February 16: First Nebraska baseball game (@ Charleston Southern)
February 17: Raymond Central faces Class C-1 #1 Wahoo Bishop Neumann in Raymond
February 17-19: NBA All-Star weekend
February 28: Fat Tuesday

March 1: First Spring Training Game
March 3-20: World Baseball Classic
March 6-12: Championship Week
March 9-11: Nebraska Boys' State Basketball Tournament
March 10: First Nebraska Home Basetball Game (vs. Alabama)
March 12: NCAA Tournament Selection Sunday
March 16-19: NCAA First and Second Round Games
March 23-26: NCAA Third and Fourth Round Games

April 1: Final Four Games
April 2: First Regular Season Baseball Game (White Sox/Indians)
April 2: Daylight Savings Begins
April 3: Official MLB opening Day
April 3: NCAA Basketball Championship
April 4: NU/Creighton Baseball @ Rosenblatt
April 6-9: The Masters
April 14-16: Nebraska/aTm baseball series @ Haymarket (return of Rob Childress)
April 15: Red-White Game
April 16: Easter
April 18: NU/Creighton Baseball @ Haymarket
April 21-23: NU Baseball series @ preseason #1 Texas
April 22: NBA Playoffs begin
April 29-30: NFL Draft

May 4: Cedars Charity Golf tournament @Woodland Hills (ask me if you want in)
May 16: NU/Creighton Basetball @ Rosenblatt
May 24-28: Big XII Baseball Tournament (with new format)

June 2-5: NCAA Baseball Regionals
June 8: NBA Finals Begin (possibly June 6)
June 9-12: NCAA Baseball Super-Regionals
June 15-18: U.S. Open
June 16-25: College World Series
June 28: NBA Draft

July 10-11: MLB All Star Festivities
July 20-23: British Open
End of July: NFL Training camps open

First Week of August: NFL Preseason games begin
August 31: First Thursday Night of College Football (Northern Arizona/Arizona St., Northwestern/Miami (OH), Syracuse/Wake Forest, BC/Ohio)

And before you know it, September 2 will be here.

2 Comments:

Blogger McM said...

Why all the 80s power ballad references.

1:06 PM  
Blogger JohnnyMitchell said...

Don't know. Just get them in my head when I'm writing titles.

1:43 PM  

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