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Good luck getting back into the swing of things today at work

The legs are wobbly. The body is not even close to feeling back to normal. The arms are sore from chopping through an old railroad tie and crushing drives Sunday during an outing. Needless to say, it’s going to take a valiant effort out of me today to power through a 10-hour blogging shift where I have to use my brain and fingers to keep you guys entertained.

Could I have stayed in bed an extra half-hour to rest up these aging digits that have been through a decade-plus of blogging? Sure. Could I have backed off Monday night and not powered through a mowing and watering session? Sure, but that throws my whole week into a tailspin of catching up.

Now we’re all set for a sprint to the first weekend in June and everything that comes with one of the great months of the year. My month rankings:

  1. June
  2. July
  3. August
  4. September
  5. Everything else

Stop and think of how great June is. Last night, I was on the patio with iHeart’s 80s station pumping out of my iPhone because I can’t find the power cord to my Bluetooth speaker and it didn’t get dark until approximately 9:30. That’s heaven and, as you know, it’s only going to get better with that whole summer solstice thing coming up. July weather is perfect, but June has so many more advantages. It’s that first month where the hair on your arms stand at attention over how great everything looks. June is like looking at things in 4k for the first time. The flowers look so fresh. Walking barefoot through the yard makes you feel 10 years old again.

Then stop and think about sports in June, in no particular order:

  1. U.S. Open
  2. College World Series
  3. Baseball games that don’t matter
  4. NBA playoff games that don’t matter
  5. NHL playoff games that will be filled with passion
  6. Fox Sports wraps up its NASCAR season on June 13 with the All-Star Race
  7. French Open

We’re talking great patio TV, specifically the super regionals and the CWS. Throw on an event, sit back, enjoy those late nights, the firepit action, and all that hard work you’ve put in on the yard. You’ve earned those drinks and the ‘Your yard looks so nice’ from the neighbors. Don’t sweat the projects that still need to be finished. It’s our time to enjoy the greatest month created by the calendar gods.

• A young guy sank a hole-in-one at the golf outing I played in Sunday for a $45 skin. I assume his foursome partners didn’t ask for him for a cut. The only problem is that the young guy didn’t buy the entire outing a beer. SMH.

• Speaking of golf, my Put-In-Bay Two-Club Invitational is coming up fast. It’s June 19 at 10 a.m. or whenever you guys roll out of bed to tackle the most incredible 9-hole course on a Lake Erie island. $35 gets you in. I mule everything across on the ferry. You just show up and enjoy life and June on Put-In-Bay. Email me if you’re thinking of coming out:

• Speaking of emails, I apologize if I haven’t personally responded to all the messages that have rolled in since I shared my email. My plan is to keep sharing many of them here and then get caught up on TNML messages. Don’t think I’m just some elitist blogger who is ignoring your messages. There’s been quite a surge, to say the least.

And with that, let’s get after it. The sprint to the first weekend of June is on, and I’m locked and loaded with content this morning.

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Written by Joe Kinsey

Joe Kinsey is the Senior Director of Content of OutKick and the editor of the Morning Screencaps column that examines a variety of stories taking place in real America.

Kinsey is also the founder of OutKick’s Thursday Night Mowing League, America’s largest virtual mowing league.

Kinsey graduated from University of Toledo.


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  1. I live in Texas, and our rankings of the best months are different that Ohio. June, July and August are pure hell around here, due to the heat. My ranking are as follows:

    1. October
    2. April
    3. May
    4. September (still hot but the NFL and college football start)

  2. June, July, and August have the melt your face off heat and humidity in Tennessee. Best months are:

    September (start of college football)
    October (cool, crisp air and hockey return)
    November (Thanksgiving feast, need I say more?)

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