"It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone." --- Bart Giamatti, on baseball
NHL "sack race". Hee! Someone should Photoshop a picture in which coaches of bad teams are all racing towards a finish line in burlap sacks, with Gordon coming out the winner, and looking ecstatic as someone hands him a pink slip.