The kick-off to football season is still weeks away. August is hot, long and scarce of sporting events.
Sure, we've got the Olympic games this year, but that only will take us to August 12. Steve Rushin of Sports Illustrated wrote a column on the dog days of summer, and here's what he has to say:
It is one big buzzkill, the speed bump of the sports calendar. August is always nattering on about "preseason football" and "golf's fourth major" (like the fifth Beatle, dwarfed by its colleagues) and the "back-to-school sales" that tell you summer is ending. As that famous saying about August goes