Seven Reasons Why April is the Best Month in Sports
So what is the best month in sports?
Fans are fondly reminded of months where their teams' saw great success.
Some opt for the abundance of top notch competition from day 1 to day 28, 29, 30, or 31 of said month.
In this slideshow, S and G Sports takes a personal look at why April is another favorite sports month of the year.
Without any more buildup, S and G's top seven reasons April is sports' top month.
7. Nascar Sprint Cup Series
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is in full swing as drivers gear up for the Samsung 500, the Subway Fresh Fit 500, and the Infamous Aaron's 499 at Talladega Speedway.
April serves as a key season marker for many racers. This is a great time for some quality races and allows the big names to separate themselves from the pack.
6. NBA Playoffs
As the regular season winds down, the NBA playoffs heat up.
We are treated to another couple months of the league's best teams, all fighting for the title of World Champions.
Perennial MVP's LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, and Dwyane Wade are now asked to carry their team out of late April and into early June.
Could this photo be a forecast of the NBA Finals?
5. Women's NCAA Final Four
April is the best time of the year to catch ultra-competitive women's hoops action.
Expect to be treated to superb athletes from Stanford, UConn, Oklahoma, and the like, all battling furiously for the always elusive trophy.
4. MLB Opening Day
The World Series Champions of last year get to savor their victory up until the very first pitch.
Opening day is almost a nationally celebrated holiday, one which many skip out on work to watch their beloved teams restart their quest for a World Series ring.
3. The Masters
Ah, the first of the four majors in Men's Golf.
Augusta National opens its arms to the PGA's elite, daring them to conquer its challenges in their quest fo the green jacket.
2. Men's Final Four
How can one miss it?
We have sifted past the opening rounds and now only four teams stand in early April.
Who can overcome fatigue, nerves, and expectations to win it all?
Only the best get to dance past March, but only one will go unbeaten, cutting down the nets and the taking home the trophy...
1. The NFL Draft
Perhaps the finest event not named a national holiday.
We spend early February to late April waiting for this two-day affair.
No more listening to Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. argue their brains out over who should go where, these days our teams build youthfully for a crack at the Super Bowl.
With the first pick in the 2009 NFL Draft...
April is Sports' Top Month!!!
As we still have 26 days left in the best sports month of the year, be sure to mark your calendars and tune in, cause you won't get any better than this!
Enjoy your April, sports fans!