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No pro sports on President's Day?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Football_Bat, Feb 14, 2010.

  1. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Tomorrow (Monday) is a rare day in sports, usually one reserved for the days before and after the MLB All-Star Game. There will be no major professional games played on Monday.

    Football and baseball are obviously out of season; the NBA is ending its All-Star break; and the NHL is starting its Olympic hockey break.

    Tomorrow is also a holiday: President's Day. It doesn't seem right that no pro sports will be played on a federal holiday. Even on Christmas Day we have the mandatory Lakers gameat a minimum, with NFL games if the calendar falls right, and at least one college bowl game. MLK Day has a ton of NBA matinees.

    Is anyone cool with no sports on a holiday? Can we use a break from it? Or was it poor planning by the NBA to schedule an off-day here? (It's probably happened before; no idea.)
  2. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    Doesn't bother me one bit. I'd much rather watch the Olympics or college basketball than the NBA anyway.
  3. fishhack2009

    fishhack2009 Active Member

    Means I can get the agate page done early. :)
  4. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Christmas Eve is also typically without games from the four major sports, unless it's on a Sunday with the NFL.
  5. spikechiquet

    spikechiquet Well-Known Member

  6. Den1983

    Den1983 Active Member

    Doesn't bother me at all. Nice to have a break every now and then.
  7. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    You mean as opposed to all of the great sports events we had today?
  8. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Because of President's Day, there will be very few HS and college sports events played also.
  9. Clerk Typist

    Clerk Typist Guest

    Makes the men's downhill delay a godsend for front page art.
  10. Oz

    Oz Active Member

    Not here. No school means basketball all day. Nationally, I'm OK with UConn-Villanova and especially KU-Texas A&M to get me through the day.
  11. Den1983

    Den1983 Active Member

    Definitely not the case here. We have two girls' basketball playoff games, one girls' soccer district game, two softball games, a golf tournament, and the NCAA D2 softball team at a tourney. Extremely busy locally.
  12. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    Abe Lincoln was born, and then died, so you could focus on high school sports for a day.
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