Short week for those who celebrate Thanksgiving (with a small group, we hope) but the world spins on. Take a deep breath and get ready to sprint through the last few weeks until we finally escape 2020. But there’s no escaping newsbits, like the ones waiting below.
If your NFL team is already under water (sigh), cheer up and focus on the NBA. Trading starts today, so jump on the appropriate Slack channel. Draft day is Wednesday, the preseason starts December 11, and the 72-game season starts December 22.
We’re rounding the corner to the end of the year, finally, and everyone’s fingers are crossed hoping 2021 is just as good as 2020 has been awful. Things are getting better already, if you judge by the fact the storm hitting Florida today is just Tropical Storm Eta and not Hurricane Eta.
We turned the corner on Halloween and Daylight Savings Time, meaning most of 2020 is behind us. In another day, all the TV and online ads will go back to selling us pickup trucks and beer and Christmas.
Baseball fans, of at least two teams, are happy now that the World Series is set. Congrats to the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Tampa Bay Rays (although for 2020, we really need the "Devil" Rays name back).
Now well into October, 2020 continues to be the annoying canker sore that never heals. Tropical storms Delta and Gamma are winding themselves up to hurricane levels in the already-battered Gulf. Someone please adjust the spanning tree algorithm and send them to the wildfires in California.
The sports world is slowly getting back to normal. Pro football started when we expected, while baseball started way late. The World Series will end in November. The Stanley Cup Playoffs may end tonight or Wednesday (go Stars!). The two NBA finalists are set (LeBron again? Of course).
We’ve learned many new things this year, including that we can have too many hurricanes for the list of approved names. What happens after that? We start on the Greek alphabet. Hurricane Beta is hitting Texas and Louisiana this evening.
Are you ready for some football? College and NFL fans should have plenty to talk about at the water cooler, er, Slack / Teams sports threads today. The first quarter of some NFL games were a little sloppy, but seconds quarters looked pretty good in most cases.