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Looking at the boys basketball division races after some snow days [Commentary]
I promised at the end of last week's column that I'd cover the Susquehanna (lower) Division boys basketball race in this edition, and I plan on doing so, but let me complain a bit first. It's a common human error to think that things are worse right now than they ever were in the past, but, honestly, other than the 2009-10 season, during which the fabled Blizzard of 2010 dumped 50-plus inches of snow on us, I can't remember a winter sports campaign in the last seven years that has seen more delays and disruptions than the current one. You had snow cancellations directly after the winter holidays, cold-weather cancellations a few days after that, then the Martin Luther King holiday-mini-blizzard combo this week. The number-one problem with this season's recalcitrant weather, aside from the log jam of games that we're going to see over the following weeks, is that a few UCBAC teams have played a grand total of three times in the last month. We are just before the halfway point in the division schedules, which is right when every game is make-or-break for those that want to win a Susquehanna or Chesapeake (upper) title, and playing just three, four or even five times over a four-week span is not enough to keep everyone in fighting trim. So, I'm hoping that everyone, not just the boys basketball players, has been working out at home and stretching, which is absolutely not what I do when I have a snow day.
BY DEWEY FOX, firstname.lastname@example.org
January 23, 2014