Playoff time, whether it is the Phoenix Suns, Arizona Diamondbacks or - for only the second time since they moved here, the Arizona Cardinals - creates a buzz that permeates throughout the entire Valley.
We'll see signs on buildings, banners on vehicles, good-luck wishes from news anchors and endorsements from elected officials.
And, we'll see Cardinals gear on fans both inside and outside the workplace.
It's time. My once-per-decade-appropriate Cardinals neck-tie will make its second-ever appearance as the Big Red frenzy gets whipped into a lather.
One can only hope my necktie is still appropriate attire after the first playoff game... and the second.... and...
Okay. Baby steps.