The leaves are changing from green to yellow, red, and orange. The air has turned cool and crisp and a hoodie or a sweater is now essential to evening comfort. And on Friday night’s I can hear the voice of the announcer calling the football game at the local high school in town. This all means one thing…it’s Fall.
Autumn is a wonderful time of the year for sports fans. The World Series will begin in just a few days as will the start of another NBA season. The ponds have been frozen and hockey is back. College football and the NFL have accelerated into high gear and are right in the middle of their seasons. Midnight madness and the start of college basketball is also just around the corner.
Yep, all of the best sports are in full swing and life couldn’t get any better! Or could it? Seems that one of the most searched terms on Google yesterday was “cricinfo.” Cric what? Cricinfo, and it was one of the most searched words of the day yesterday. I can understand that because who in the world actually knows what “cricinfo” means?
Like thousands of other baffled readers, I asked Google to explain what in the world “cricinfo” was. As it turns out, “cricinfo” is an ESPN owned website that publishes and promotes all things Cricket. You know, the sport with bowlers, batsmen, and white uniforms on every player, or cricketer to be more accurate.
A quick visit to cricinfo.com revealed a website that hosted cricket stats, scores, and standings. Cricket pictures, quotes, and tweets. Video’s, blogs, and in depth stories of cricketers near and far. In fact, cricinfo.com even has a Facebook “like” button with nearly 2 million cricket followers worldwide. Digi-crickets, I suppose.
Who would have known? Cricinfo.com and Cricket available at my fingertips thanks to Google and the World Wide Web. I doubt that cricket will replace the NFL or the World Series anytime soon, but for nearly 2 million cricket followers, Fall just got a little better.
I wonder if those who witness historic events realize the importance of those events in the moment? In some cases, I’m sure that they do. On the other hand, I imagine that history often unfolds right before our clueless eyes. Heads-up football fans lest we risk the latter.
Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos are flirting with a truly epic season. We are just one-fourth of the way through the 2013 season and Manning has already achieved a number of records. After four games Manning has broken Brett Favre’s record of 23 NFL games with at least four touchdown passes – Manning now has 24. He also broke Kurt Warners record of 14 touchdown passes through 4 games – Manning has 16. Add to that, Manning has tied Milt Plum’s (Browns) 1960 record of 16 touchdown passes with no interceptions thrown. And all while leading his team to a perfect 4-0 record atop the AFC West Division. At this rate, Peyton Manning may even replace Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, and Breaking Bad in the battle of trending Google searches for 2013!
Seriously, Peyton Manning is unstoppable right now. And to think, the Indianapolis Colts thought he was through! Well, Peyton Manning is not through and he is showing the world that he can do a lot more than sell pizzas. If you like football it’s time to wake up because history is happening in Mile High Stadium and history is wearing #18.