Another Kind Of March MadnessIt just dawned on me just how much of an absurd amount of television I've watched over the last few days between the first leg matches of the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals and the opening weekend of the 2012 Major League Soccer season. Thanks to the combination of the continental championship tournament, which operates on the more standard fall-spring schedule, and MLS, which operates on the summer schedule (which I've never understood why so many people find it controversial — the U.S. and Canada aren't the only countries that use it. So does, for example, Russia. The reason's simple: do you really want to be stuck standing or sitting in one spot for a couple of hours, outside, in the middle of January, in a place like Montreal, Moscow, Chicago, Kazan, Boston, St. Petersburg, or Vancouver? And even if you did want to, is it really wise or safe for you to be doing it?) there's quite a glut of high games that happen in March here.
Who needs college basketball, anyway?