Is Football Back Yet?

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With the conclusion of the NCAA basketball tournament and even spring football winding down, the next big event in college sports for the football/basketball-minded isn’t until the fall when football returns.  Yes, both professional and college baseball are going and we have the NCAA Track & Field Championships on the horizon, but let’s be real.  It’s no basketball or football.  As football/basketball fans, we still have the conclusion of the NBA and NHL regular season plus playoffs before we can really complain about the long summer days filled only with what seems like 162 games of baseball each and every day.

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After the conclusion of the NBA and NHL seasons, the summer months are by far the most boring and excruciating for the football/basketball-minded.  It is a period when we take and make more time to spend with our families (aka vacations), take care of other important matters, and what not.  The summer months are by far the most boring of the year from a sports standpoint.  Once the calendar hits June and basketball and hockey are gone for good, we f/b fans will suffer to endure the worst three month stretch of the year.

However long these brutal f/b-less filled months last, our reward for patiently or impatiently waiting is the return of both college football and the NFL.  The 3-4 month football season makes weekends more enjoyable, more social, and overall much more exciting regardless of being a f/b fan or not.  What is nice for us in Eugene is that with the start of September and the football season we are fortunate enough to expect big things out of our Ducks.

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Alex Hausman

Alex Hausman

Alex Hausman is a Senior at the University of Oregon.  He is a cinema studies major and communications minor.  Alex is from the Bay Area and grew up a Cal Bears fan due to many family members attending, but quickly transitioned into being apart of Duck Nation upon his arrival at the U of O.  Alex also works as an ESPNU campus connector as a representative of Oregon.  He hopes to break into the sports media and marketing world once he graduates in June.  All in all Alex is a huge Pac-12 and passionate Duck fan.  Alex would love to hear your thoughts and ideas about each and every one of his articles.