Wednesday, February 4, 2009

And Then There Was Nothing

On the whole, I’m really a two sport kinda guy – football and baseball. I’m not into the NBA in the least. I am starting to follow college basketball more, but it doesn’t really pique my interest until March Madness starts. I used to enjoy the NHL until the stoppage and they left broadcast television[1]. NASCAR and golf are enjoyable ways to spend a Sunday, but it’s really just that – just a way to spend a Sunday and not something I follow that closely.

Watching the Super Bowl is always a bit of a double edged sword for me. I of course enjoy the game, but there’s always the knowledge that the season is coming to a close when the final gun sounds. All the build-up, and then boom – nothing[2]. Over. Done. No football until late August.

On top of that, baseball is still a couple of months away. But to add insult to injury the Padres have traded away Green, let Hoffman leave and are doing everything in their power to jettison Peavy, meaning that the Padres will be lucky to get to 60 wins this season. So once baseball season does start, we’re going to be looking at a Devil Rays-style season[3].

All-in-all, it’s going to be a long few months waiting for football to start back up again.

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[1] There are rumors it’s on some channel called OLN or Versus or some such nonsense. All I know is that it’s never on the TV in the hotel room I’m in.

[2] Yes, I know the Pro Bowl is still to come, but the Pro Bowl is not football.

[3] Notice I said Devil Rays, not Rays.

1 comment:

Donna said...

I agree, they're the DEVIL Rays!
And I'm with you 100%. I usually have baseball to look forward to, but not this year. I can only hope to be surprised if Jeff Moorad & Co. can do anything in the next month and a half. But I'm not holding my breath. :(