Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The Longest Day of The Year

Tonight is that rarest of evenings when there are no televised sports on that are worth a damn. The summer solstice is the first day of summer, and the longest official day of the year, but no day feels longer than today. Maybe it should be called the summer suckstice. It's the day after the MLB all-star game so there's no baseball to while away the hours, and the other 3 professional sports are in the middle of their long off-seasons (maybe longer than usual this time). Even the women's soccer game is long over by the time you get home (yes, the televised options are so slim that a women's soccer game is the highlight of the day). What are you going to do? Read a book? Talk to your significant other? Watch the ESPYs??? I'm sorry if I used a bit of horrific exaggeration at the end there, but I'm trying to make a point. There's nothing to watch tonight. I wish you all good luck as you search for an alternative to your usual boring existence that doesn't involve spending time with your families or liquor and a gun.