Thursday, August 30, 2007

I Must Be Losing My Edge

So, last night I was waltzing down the bread aisle at my local grocery store when I happened to catch the magazine rack out of the corner of my eye. There, among the fantasy football magazine and college football previews sat a publication with Brian Butch and Dominic James on the cover. Yes, Lindy's has apparently released their college basketball guide for 2007-2008.

Am I the only one who thinks this is a little bit early? In the past, I used to get excited by the release of college basketball preview guides, as it meant the season was rapidly approaching. As I saw the Lindy's guide on that rack last night, though, I had sort of a hollow feeling. We're almost two and a half months away from basketball season. Many of the freshmen discussed in the guide haven't even attended their first class on campus. Football season has yet to begin and capture the nation's attention. For some bizarre reasons, I still care what the Milwaukee Brewers are doing. Sure, I'm a guy who plans his weekly schedule during basketball season around what ESPN has in store for me, but even I don't need to bone up on basketball season yet. Can't I just delude myself into being entertained by football for a few more weeks?

So shame on you, Lindy's, for pioneering the August release of college basketball guides. Oh, I'll eventually buy your guide, and I'll probably enjoy it, but I'm going to need a few more weeks before I start amping myself up for basketball season. Otherwise, my anticipation is just going to burn out.

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