When it’s all over and the Colts (there’s your new Super Bowl pick) have the trophy in hand, what comes next in the long line of televised sporting events meant to help me forget about the long, cold slog of February? The short answer is this: nothing.
Championship weekend is over – now we know it will be the Indianapolis Colts vs. the New Orleans Saints in Miami on Feb. 7 – and that means we’re about to be bombarded with useless information.
Who the Manning family will be rooting for, how much Peyton idolized as a kid … oh, I don’t know, Bobby Herbert ... what the Saints mean to a town decimated by tragedy a few years back and whether or not Reggie Bush will propose marriage to Kim Kardashian.
In case you haven’t heard, it's been reported that Bush will ask for the socialite’s hand in marriage if the Saints win it all. Bet right now he is thinking that one backfired, huh? Little hint, Reggie: Next time tell her you’ll do it when the Raiders win the big one again. But I digress.
Lost in all the Super Bowl hoopla is one simple fact that is at the forefront of my mind.
When it’s all over and the Colts (there’s your new Super Bowl pick) have the trophy in hand, what comes next?
The short answer is this: nothing.
College football has long since been completed and its pseudo-champion crowned, Major League Baseball pitchers and catchers won’t even be in camp yet, March Madness is a month away, and who really cares about the regular-season NHL and NBA games?
February, generally the most brutal month in terms of weather around here, is when it is best to stay inside and watch TV.
Unfortunately for sports fans, we’re left with very little to watch.
Some of us, myself included, can find solace in prep sports. It helps ease the pain, but February is still one of the worst times to be a fan of televised sports.
Some who read this – I suspect there are at least a handful of you out there – might notice one glaring omission in the column regarding February athletics, at least in terms of this year.
Allow me to answer your query prior to any e-mails you may send my direction. Curling and figure skating are not sports!
I will not debase myself by suggesting otherwise.