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Did someone say Sunshine Week?


If the government is expected to provide transparency, I wish the weather was forced to follow suit.

I'm about to reference a hilarious aspect the cult classic film "Clerks" for the second time this week.

On the counter of Quickstop, the convenience store where the bulk of the film is set, is a sign that reads, "If you plan to shoplift, let us know."

Downright similar to how we sportsters feel about Mother Nature right now. I think speak for the whole staff when I say we'd all rather be out covering events than enjoying the scenery of our cubicles.

That said, we also have plenty of nifty projects we're ready to develop, hatch and deploy.

If only there were professionals who would tell us what sort of weather we can expect.

Oh yeah, we've got those. And they're on point about as often as I know the correct question in Final Jeopardy. Let's just say it's not a strong percentage of the time.

We'd just like to know. That's all. More than anyone, sports editor Dan Woessner would like to know what in tarnation he can line up and plan for when he fills out the schedule tomorrow night.

But, we also know what we signed up for going into this line of work. And let's face it: We were spoiled rotten last spring.

By this point, I'd already begun working on my tan (I'm vain like that). After my morning workout, I'd lay out on the room of the garage, listening to new albums on Spotify while Dexter the black lab and I soaked up the sun.

*Heavy sigh*

Far more importantly, I'm eager to see what the area's teams are capable of. Thank goodness the Dixon teachers strike got out of the way of the kids' prosperity and happiness.

Now if Ms. Nature would show them, and all of us, some love, that'd be great.

– Email SVM assistant sports editor Christopher Heimerman at Follow @CHeimerman_SVM on Twitter.