Well, the Wild are down 3-1 in their playoff series (translation: see you next year)... the Brewers and Twins are slightly sub-.500... NFL is too far away... and the NBA Playoffs barely register locally. So what to look at?
No, literally. Our backyard at Clear Channel Eau Claire overlooks Carson Park. Between now and the next time any state team (Wisconsin or Minnesota) plays a meaningful game again, we'll be fortunate to have high school baseball and softball, the DIII softball championship, and baseball from the Eau Claire Bears, Cavaliers, and Express. Not to mention the fine football product of the Eau Claire Crush and Chippewa Valley Predators.
Not only our backyard, but perhaps yours as well. There's several big running and biking events in the next few months (the RCU Charity Classic and Nature Valley Grand Prix come immediately to mind in June), the USA Kubb National Championships (you'll hear from those guys tomorrow), and whatever your kid, friend or relative is doing in the younger student-athlete sports around town. You literally have to go about five steps out your door to find the nearest little league game in town.
Part of why I enjoy Eau Claire so much is that it's not too hard to find a sport to play or watch.
So, instead of cursing at the TV when the Wild get dropped tomorrow night in Chicago or blowing up at the middle relievers of your favorite mediocre baseball team, find something local to enjoy.