"The Sports Abyss" (copyright: Paul Allen)

David Banks

The light at the end of the tunnel is growing nearer, but for now we're all doing our best to survive the dullest time in the sports calender.

There should be some sort of award for making it through the entire Home Run Derby contest (insert Chris Berman joke here). No offense baseball fanatics, but I can't take much more of the "sports abyss" -- how Minnesota Vikings' play-by-play announcer Paul Allen refers to this eerily quiet period of the sports year. It could've been worse though, as watching the Oakland A's Yoenis Céspedes crush 17 first round homers with ease was fairly entertaining.

I know we're beginning to sound like whining toddlers with all this "is it football season yet?" business but I'm sure most, if not all of you, are in the same boat. NFL and college football camps are just around the corner, but we've still got many weeks until meaningful games are played. Without actual UW practices, games or really anything else taking place, every topic previewing the season has been seemingly beaten to death. So -- and I promise it'll only be this week -- I've decided to take a page out of Louis' book from yesterday and throw in some football videos. I assure you, it's better than nodding off to a piece in which I attempted to breakdown a preseason award watchlist.

For the time being, I'll do my best to quit griping and just enjoy the anomaly that is summer weather.

"I've eaten burritos bigger than you"

--JJ Watt at 0:48

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Bucky's 5th Quarter

You must be a member of Bucky's 5th Quarter to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bucky's 5th Quarter. You should read them.

Join Bucky's 5th Quarter

You must be a member of Bucky's 5th Quarter to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bucky's 5th Quarter. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker