Does it get much better than this?
Some may argue that yes, it does, especially in January when the NFL whittles down to 12 teams and the month-long battle toward the Super Bowl begins.
But how can the average sports fan not get hooked on playoff hockey? There are beards, brawls, goals and hits. Not to mention some lost chicklets and overtime winners. There's no better trophy than Lord Stanley's Cup.
The NBA postseason features some of the most skilled athletes on the planet taking their game to new heights with everything on the line. This high-flying act captures the hearts of the nation and rightfully so. So how can you top that?
March Madness you say? Good rebuttal. These young guns, packed into a 64-team dance with a national audience make for some of the best drama out there. But does the NCAA tournament top the world's best baseball players battling it out for a World Series crown? If the phrase "extra-inning walk-off homer" doesn't get the hairs on your neck to stand up straight, you might want to check your pulse.