The Dog Days of Winter
Posted by keithosaunders on January 31, 2010
What a terrible weekend this is. All of the football momentum of the previous three playoff weeks has come to a grinding halt and an anxious nation turns its attention to the Pro Bowl, the first ever held before the end of the football season. Of course this means that Peyton Manning, Reggie Wayne, and Drew Brees will be absent, but the NFL never let a competitive game get in the way of their all-star festivities.
Looming large is the barren sports wasteland that is February and the first two weeks of March. Six weeks of monotony worthy of a Masterpiece Theatre Victorian era mini-series. This span of shame is made all the more arduous for us New York hoops fans, whose local teams, the Knicks and Nets have combined for 22 wins. The winter Olympics might offer a brief respite from the tedium, at least in regards to hockey, but let’s face it, until the NCAA tournament begins it’s best to avoid the TV entirely.
 My God, did I just make a case for watching the winter Olympics?!