With the recent spike in sports interest here in Portland, our local team situation is only getting better. With both football and hockey on the way, there's never been a better time to be a sports fan here in Maine, because we'll actually be able to get out and see games without having to hoof it down to Boston.

Basketball fans in particular have been enjoying having the Maine Red Claws around, because given the size of the venue, they can get right up close to the action relatively easily. However, what if you're not someone who has time to go to all the games, but wants to keep up with all the happenings? Well fortunately, there's a quick way to do that.

There's a YouTube channel called nbagleague that posts video highlights of Red Claws games, a well as tons of other teams competing at the same level. Here are a couple of examples, which were posted just a few days ago:

Cool, right? Makes me feel bad that I haven't been to a game in a while. Time to change that!