To get your mind off all of this heat and high humidity, let's transport you to a different place during a different time of year: out on Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket... in November.
You can imagine it: cold, gray, white-caps flecking the dark seas.
The ferries have cut back, and the islands are on their own; as one writer once put it, bleak but beautiful in their "battened-down autumnal phase."
Yet here, in the off-season, when most "off-islanders" think there isn't much to do, the residents of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket prepare themselves for the biggest moment of the season: their storied football rivalry.
- James Sullivan, author of "Island Cup: Two Teams, Twelve Miles of Ocean, and Fifty Years of Football Rivalry."
This segment aired on July 17, 2012.