How special is it when you hit a 22-1 wager?
In all the times since you’ve been gambling how many 120-1 long shots have you cashed?
SPORTFORIA™ starts tomorrow when the NBA season tips off.
That means for at least 12 days all 4 major leagues play at the same time.
It’s the only time of year that you can cash a 4-team parlay with all 4 sports on 1 ticket.
Plus, with the ALCS tied at 1-1, we know that we’ll be having at least 1 sports equinox this year!
Most years the chance of having one of those is 120-1!
Neil Payne at FiveThirtyEight.com gives Rueben Fischer-Baum credit for the name.
Thursday 10/18/18 all 4 sports play at least 1 game on the same day.
Now it could happen again with the ALCS Game 7 and for World Series Game 5 too.
However, when you check out the schedule for both those games you’ll see the accompanying asterisk.
So, if Thursday is the only time it happens, it’s a once in a year occasion.
Pretty sure most of the other once in a year occasions are holidays.
Their tip off will be the official start of SPORTFORIA™ 2018.
It’s the only time of year when all 4 of our professional leagues are in play at the same time. The first time a caller reminded of us about this was when the show was on ESPN here in San Diego, California with John Dillon, Thomas McCartney, Justin Gettys and Jeremy Schlosser. Immediately we thought “Now that should be a holiday” so that’s exactly what we’re doing. Just need a little help from the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
As you can see by this year’s schedule, SPORTFORIA™ 2018 will last between 12-16 days depending on how many games it takes for the winning team to clinch this year’s MLB World Series Championship.
There are 3 times this go around where there’s a possibility of having, what FiveThirtyEight‘s Neil Paine credits the Washington Post‘s Reuben Fischer-Baum with calling a #SportsEquinox. Since the NFL is involved they always fall on a Thursday, Sunday or Monday.
These are the only days every year when you can place a 4-Team parlay that includes one pick from every single sport. Of course, like most things in life nothing is for certain. All 3 of the days include the infamous asterisk.
A.K.A. *If necessary So only time will tell
SPORTFORIA™ 2018 is in the calendar as the final of our four major sports, the NBA, released their schedule for the 2018-19 season.
What do we know (or at least think we do):
Tuesday 10/16 is the 1st day that all 4 leagues will be in play at the same time
Thursday 10/18 is the 1st possible “Sports Equinox” as both the NBA & NHL have regular schedules and the NFL has TNF but the MLB game scheduled for that day would be the 5th Game of this year’s ALCS best of 7 and comes with the obligatory *If necessary
So, only a sweep (is it too early to call the BoSox in 4) will keep us from what FiveThirtyEight.com’s Neil Paine called “The Greatest Sports Day Of The Year”
Sunday 10/21 is the scheduled date for the final game if that AL series went the full 7 and would be the 2nd opportunity for SPORTFORIA™ 2018 to have all four leagues on the same parlay ticket for the same day
This year’s World Series starts mid-week (on Tuesday 10/23) with 5 of the 7 scheduled games played on weekdays and none on a Thursday. (That rules out any TNF magic nights) It’s Game 5 of the 2018 MLB season (this year FOX is the host) on Sunday 10/28 that would be the 3rd chance for another shot at history.
They do say, “Third time’s a charm”?
Still another month until the NBA schedule comes out.
Although the World Cup has been interesting, the time zone issue means the games are all in the morning.
It’s just over a week before the MLB All-Star break.
Squeak reminded us that this is the only time of the year when NONE of the 4 major leagues are in play.
Guess that makes it the anti-SPORTFORIA™!
Of course, once that gets here, we’re just that much closer to all when all 4 major sports will be playing.
You just have to hang in there.
The NHL schedule comes out this week.
Every June we learn when hockey starts up again and then we’re only waiting on hoops!
It’s August when the NBA announces their lineup for the new season.
So, it’ll be at least a couple more months before we know the official dates for SPORTFORIA™ 2018.
Until then it’ll be more chats with Johnny D. about how tough July is on a football fan.
Hopefully by the holiday this year, we’ll have the Government’s permission to remove the ™ and add the ®.
Time flies so it’ll be here before we can imagine.
Probably should listen to all the old shows to find out who gets credit for prompting the idea.
It was one of our frequent callers.
He mentioned it was the only time of year when all 4 major sport leagues have games at the same time.
Immediately I said, “That should be a holiday!”
It took a couple years of sitting on the To Do List and a little help from an Attorney (or 2)
And now we’ve officially applied for registration with the USPTO!
Here’s what it looked like last year: