Well, well, well, September, we meet again. It has been written in this space several times that this is my favorite time of year. The summer is still going strong despite what your teacher friends are saying, but fall is creeping up on us. September weather is the nicest we get all year, warm during the day and some cooler weather over night. Just my style. The weather is not the only thing I look forward to in September. There's a little thing called football and tailgating that begins as well. So without further ado, let's get into this.
-As referenced above, football is coming! Rutgers opens up their season this Saturday at home and against Norfolk St. This will be the Scarlet Knights second season in the Big 10 and are looking to build off last year's season. The defense should be fine, but there are some questions. The big question is the QB position, now that Gary Nova has moved on. Luckily they have Norfolk St to try to iron out some kinks. Rutgers finishes the season at 8-4 this year and gets invited to a better bowl.
-The Jets still have one more preseason game this week before their season begins. I will have my NFL preview out next week. I also have some fantasy football drafts left, so I don't want to give out all of my picks or thoughts just yet.
-There is something else that is happening this September that has not happened in over 7 years, meaningful baseball games in Queens. That's right, the Mets have a chance to make the playoffs and make a run. I'm not getting ahead of myself, I'm just enjoying the ride. But, there is still time to jump on the bandwagon.
-I will be bottling my last homebrew of the year this week, Clover's Cornucopia, a pumpkin stout. I have had some good brews and also had my first bad one (RIP LePirt). I will be writing up a post about them later this month.
Here's to a good month of football, meaningful baseball, and some nice weather.
Until next time.