October has to be one of my favorites month's of the year. First and foremost it's associated with playoff baseball and for the past 15 years I've been lucky enough to see the Yankees reach the playoffs (with the exception of last year). I've got quite the good feeling about the Yankees this season and I'm rooting for the Tigers to beat the Twins in the one game playoff. I'd rather play a team that's stumbling it's way into the playoffs than a team that's won something like 16 of it's last 20 games.

Football season is also in full swing by now. Unfortunately for me it seems as though the Dolphins are out of the playoffs already but they can affect the AFC east race with 2 big games against the jets in the next 3 weeks.

Fall weather is yet another reason why I love October, it's not freezing temps and snow like you find in December. There are those 70 degree days mixed in with 50 degree days and I can deal with that just about any day of the year. Being born and raised in Poughkeepsie, I was also lucky enough to see the fall foliage in all of it's glory. There's a certain smell to fall that's very comforting.

The past few years I've been taking an October golf trip to my families apartment in North Miami Beach. Unfortunately I'm not sure if that's going to happen this year. There is a slight chance that I make it down but the lack of funds and no job doesn't make it seem like the best decision.

Lastly, Oktoberfest, which actually takes place in September in Germany. Any excuse to drink litres of beer and eat Bratwurst, sign me up!

I know it's a little bit of a stretch, but any time I can throw a Supertroopers reference in I'll take it and run with it. Note: The reference was to a liter of beer instead of liter cola for all of those that are behind the curve, or god forbid haven't seen Supertroopers.