Rest assured, folks. There is plenty to be excited about with the upcoming 2013-14 NBA season.
There is often so little excitement when August turns into September every year. The summer of nice weather is drawing to a close. For some, vacations and cruises to tropical regions are finishing up. For others, school is about to be in session.
Your team is also probably finished making offseason moves.
The chances are good your baseball team has been out of real contention for a couple weeks and you've been watching third-stringers run around the gridiron for a month in exhibition games. Thanks to those crazy kids that started the Pullman Strike, most of us are at least on a three-day weekend.
On the definitive bright side, the NBA season draws closer and closer.
So, I grant you permission to crack open a pumpkin or Oktoberfest brew while following along here. September has arrived and we are allowed to enjoy those early fall beverages while finally seeking out the exciting storylines on the hoop horizon.
Happy September NBA fans, let the countdown to tip-off begin.