The Most Wonderful Time of the Year?

On the sporting landscape, there are a few times throughout the year that could deemed the most wonderful time of the year. Bowl season and March Madness immediately come to mind. But this past weekend certainly gets an honorable mention. Here's why:

-College football and the NFL are in full swing
-The NHL is getting underway
-The NBA is wrapping up the pre-season
-League championship series are taking place in MLB
-College basketball practices begin with Midnight Madnesses across the country
-College lacrosse is playing fallball
-NASCAR's Chase is at "home" in Charlotte
-Major League Soccer is in season

Essentially, every major sport in this country (and a few less-than-major ones) is in some form of action this weekend, and a lot of it is action with implications.