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Sports Notebook: Shorter summers

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Times have changed. It used to be that football seasons, on all levels, didn’t begin until Labor Day Weekend at least, but often the following weekend.

No more.

For a number of years now, high-school football has started earlier. This season, many public-school teams already played two games before Monday’s Labor Day. Heck, there have been scads of college football games played the past two weekends, as well, again prior to summer neighborhood pools being closed Labor Day afternoon or evening.

At least the NFL is waiting this year to begin its season after Labor Day, kicking off this coming week. But how long will that last?

Used to be, Labor Day, with football games not being played until preceding days, marked the kind of official end of summer.

Summers now are getting shorter and shorter.

– Dave Facinoli


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