Tale of the tape
Tale Of The Tape: Best Sports Month: May Vs. October
|Pro football is fast becoming a year-round endeavor. May brings us the NFL Draft (at least this year), followed closely by team rookie camps. College players have turned their attention to exams, theoretically. No actual games are played.||Football||The pro and college seasons are going full tilt in October, with regular season games all weekend and most weeknights. Football pretty much takes over.|
|The college season ends in April, but the NBA Playoffs are going strong with the conference semifinals and finals. Because only the best teams remain, these games tend to be some of the most exciting of the season.||Basketball||NBA and NCAA basketball are just getting ready to tip off. Midnight Madness at many schools marks the opening of official team practices. The NBA preseason gives way to the regular season at the end of the month.|
|May is one damn fine month to be working outdoors, or playing baseball. The Major League season is in full swing, and every team (except the Mets) is generally still in the hunt.||Baseball||October is playoff time in MLB. While a 162-games season can drag a little, the mini-seasons, with series between baseball's best, make it all worthwhile.|
|Hockey, in May? The weather is heating up, but so too are the NHL playoffs. And playoff hockey is about as exciting as sports get.||Hockey||Seem like the Stanley Cup was just presented? Well, the NHL gets right back to it in October, with a full slate of games to open the month.|
We'll just call it a tie
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Tale Of The Tape: Football vs. Futbol
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Tale Of The Tape: Winter Olympics In Sochi Vs. FIFA World Cup In Brazil
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