Boston fans usually greet fall with mixed emotions. As September opens, the Red Sox are usually making their final charge to the postseason while the Patriots are getting ready to start their year. The divided attention can be difficult for fans of both teams.
But this fall, the decision has been easier to make. While the Red Sox have scuffled all season, they officially booted their season away in August, when the front office's big deal with the Dodgers signaled that baseball would continue, but it wouldn't be trending toward the playoffs this year.
Now, full attention has turned to the NFL — and not just the Patriots as a team. The league has had many great games, and fantasy football has plenty of storylines, too.
Other towns may be ready for October baseball, but it's football season in New England.