Sports are one of the most beloved events around the world by all cultures, races, and colors. People travel in flocks, dressed up in team apparel and face paint, to watch their favorite teams compete and hope for their team to succeed.
Every year, people are treated by the sport of their preference, whether it be basketball, baseball, football, golf, or soccer.
Sports occur year round, with some months being more enteraining and more dramatic than others. But, what month takes the crown for hosting the best and most entertaining sporting events of the year?
With the month of April just commencing, I would being April Fooling you if I didn't deem the month of April as the greatest sports month of the year.
Sports fans are treated to the NCAA Final Four, the NBA and NHL playoffs, WrestleMania, The Masters, the NFL Draft, and the start of the MLB season all in a matter of 30 days. The combination of all those exciting sporting events makes any other month of the year hard to compete with the month of April.
Other months, such as February and August, compete with April because February boasts the Super Bowl, NBA All-Star Game, and the Daytona 500, while August has college football, NFL training camps, and the stretch run of the MLB season. But, nothing compares to the excitement and magic in April.
Let's start with the Final Four. What event is more exciting than March Madness? After four grueling rounds of the NCAA tournament, sports fans are treated to the Final Four, which puts four of the best college basketball teams in the nation on display.
The Final Four is simply a prelude to the championship game, which will give a new team the honor of being a title town.
Then there is WrestleMania, which brings a lot of drama to the Wrestling world each year. WrestleMania features some of the most epic battles with some of the most storied wrestlers every year and fans wait months to see these highly anticipated matches.
How about the NBA and NHL playoffs? 16 teams in both leagues make the postseason for highly entertaining series between the respective league's best teams. Sports fans will be treated to over a month of intense playoff action that will eventually lead to the NBA and NHL championship rounds.
The month of April heats up with the Masters. The annual golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club features some of the world's best golfers, such as Tiger Woods and Vijay Singh.
Then there is the highly awaited NFL Draft, which gives lowly NFL teams new hope for the future as they draft the studs of college football. Many people look forward to this draft, hoping that their team will draft an impact player that will help their squad immediately.
From Heisman winners to high potential players, the NFL Draft is one of the most thrilling drafts in professional sports.
Finally, there is the start of the MLB season. After five long months of waiting, fans get to see their favorite baseball teams put their helmets and gloves back on and go back to work for a long, 162-game season.
Baseball is considered America's pastime and every year the MLB season generates a lot of enthusiasm as fans get to watch historic teams such as the Red Sox, Yankees, and Cubs take the field.
It is clear that there is no month like the month of April in the world of sports. From the Final Four to WrestleMania, the month of April has it all. Sports fans: When April comes around, remember to cherish it as you will be treated to a lot of great and epic sporting action, in addition to a lot of plain old fun and excitement.