I like the movie Fever Pitch a lot, and not just because it's about the Red Sox and their glorious championship season. Though I'm not even close to all-out fanaticism of the Jimmy Fallon/Ben Wrightman character, there are many things about him I identify with, especially what he says when someone tells him there are other sports besides baseball: I would debate you, Ed, but that would only lead to me being dragged away in handcuffs.
My students today were talking about football in those yakky few minutes before class starts and while I thought of that quote, but thought better of saying that to them, and instead told them what about football matters to me: the Super Bowl, because that means spring training is only a couple weeks away.
When I stopped for coffee this Saturday, My Barista R told me pitchers and catchers aren't that far away. On Sunday, he said, "One day closer to pitchers and catchers."