I like the football playoffs and the baseball playoffs. But for me, the most fun as a fan is the college basketball tournament season. And it begins this weekend with some of the conference tournaments with the winner getting an automatic bid to the NCAA's and the rest sit home and watch. For us in Illinois this year could feature 3 teams-Illinois, Illinois State and Northwestern. I don't remember a year in which this has happened.
As an Illinois State alumni, I'm pretty excited for this team, they're the number one seed in the Missouri Valley Conference and play in St. Louis this weekend. I'm trying to talk Dale into going to one of their games, but I've been met with silence so far. If we can't go, hopefully all the games will be on a cable channel we actually get. And the firsts round games will be on Fox Sports Midwest which we get from Charter, but the semi's are on CBS Sports Network which we do not. However it looks like the final will be on the regular CBS. We'll see.