Fan Farris

Nathan Farris, Reporter

As a fan of sports, October is easily one of the most exciting months of the year. No matter what you like, there seems to be something enjoyable in the sports world.

At this point in the NFL, we began to separate the truly elite football teams from the rest of the pack. Even with 32 teams in the league, you can began to separate the bottom feeders from the those who are “All For The Lombardi” (If you do not know, Dustin Vargo and I have a NFL podcast by that name that you should totally listen to). While the games might not be the best, this is the point where it heats up.

As if that is not fun enough, arguably the main focus of the month is the MLB postseason. To me, this is the cream of the crop when it comes to competition. It is truly rare to see a game or series without a nail biting conclusion. It doesn’t matter if it is one of the Wild Card games, or Game 7 of the World Series.

If neither of arguably the two most popular American sports suit you, there are other options. College football is at a very similar point as the NFL, though upsets can always spice that up.
October also sees the two other large sports join the fray.

On one side, there is the NHL. The grit and willingness of the players make this fun to watch, either hardcore or casual.

Also starting back up is the NBA. Depending on where your team is, you can see whether that big money free agent will work out, or if that top draft pick will be a star. No matter where your team is though, you can always look forward to see how the ¨super-teams¨ will mesh & perform together.

This is the only month of the year in which all four major sports have games, and a month in which I personally seem to always have my eyes glued to coverage.

This month finds a way to truly show everything that makes being a fan so great.

From the breathtaking moments of the MLB postseason, the analysis of NFL teams, or the excitement of the incoming NHL & NBA seasons, October is a month I could always lean on.