March is here. And that makes me and, judging by the facebook and twitter posts I've seen, a lot of people happy. March is a "Top 3" month in my book.
This month is about all about anticipation. And it starts with the weather. Sure, it's cold today... and yeah, it can still snow - a lot - in March... and the calendar says Spring doesn't start until March, 20th. But to meteorologists, spring begins today... so we've turned the corner on the cold and snowy winter. The days are getting warmer... and the sun is setting later... and in less than two weeks, we'll be moving the clocks forward.
March is also about baseball. Spring training is underway in Florida and Arizona. Players are stretching, running, throwing and hitting again. It's the sports equivalent of flowers blooming. This is the time of year for optimism. Every team -- even mine -- has a chance. Although mine wants to know if you can spare a dime.
And, of course, there's "March Madness." No, not the type Moammar Gadahfi and Charlie Sheen are providing this year. I'm talking about the NCAA Tournament -- the first two days of which (the second round in this year's new 68 team format) are two of the greatest days in all of sports. College basketball from noon to midnight... office pools... and Gus Johnson calling buzzer beaters!
What do you think -- does March rank up there for you, too? Is it still too wintery for you? Or not wintery enough?
Today's title: My favorite DMB song