According to the golden vocals of Andy Williams, “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” refers to Christmas. I wholeheartedly disagree. The correct answer is October, Mr. Williams. With the NFL in full swing, the MLB playoffs in full effect and the NHL season just kicking off, there are some Sundays in this rare, five-weekended month which may feature up to 12 hours of non-stop sporting action. You read me correctly, but I’ll say it again: TWELVE. NON. STOP. HOURS. OF. SPORTS. Heck, I just got all sorts of giddy just by typing that.
And so, in order to properly give thanks to the crisp, cool, sports-ful month of October, I made this video which also pays homage to Mr. October and one of my favorite postseason baseball calls of all time.