What Will We Do Without Football?

by Junior D on February 8, 2013 · 2 comments

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Now that all of the Super Bowl talk has died down we can all get back to our normal lives. No more talk about the Harbaugh brothers, no more dumb “lights went out” jokes and no more football for a while. Many college football fans did get excited for National Letter of Intent Day but that was just updates and ‘cut-ins’ of 18 year old kids signing paperwork. Don’t get me wrong, seeing and hearing where these kids would be committing the next three or four years of their lives is huge but it’s not a true sporting event.

That’s why I’m here to give some other events, in sports, that you can look forward to as we count the days until mini camps, training camps and football season is back in full swing.

The NBA’s All Star Weekend: February 15-17

The list of participants came out and those that love basketball and the NBA can get all they want for three days. The dunk contest, three point contest, skills challenge and of course the All Star game. I know there is much pomp and circumstance during the all star weekend but it’s an event that you can watch and enjoy.

NFL Scouting Combine: February 20-26

I know most of you just rolled your eyes but the scouting combine is getting more coverage and viewers every year. If you want to see the pool of athletes that your favorite team has a chance to draft, they’re all at the combine. I will admit that I DVR the scouting combine and watch most of the drills and athletes. Even though I believe that there is too much stock put into the draft it’s a great watch and it’s football!

NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four Tournament: March 19-April 8

This is always a favorite. Even the receptionist at your office gets into the office brackets. Even though the first two days (March 19-20) are the ‘play in’ games you can still count on something exciting to watch when the tournament begins. Get those brackets ready and watch for those upset specials. The NCAA Tournament is always a great watch and a good time, if you can get the Thursday and Friday off from work. Hey, get a vasectomy, ice your marbles and watch the game this year from the comfort of your own home. It’s the way to go!

The NFL Draft: April 25-27

This is the Holy Grail for many of us. The Super Bowl is great but if your team isn’t playing then it isn’t as special. Everyone’s favorite team is present at the draft. This could be the year that your favorite team gets their heads out of their asses and has a good draft. They could pick the next ‘big thing.’ Even though this isn’t a sport, it’s high drama and it’s the marriage of the NFL and college football. Even NCAA football fans watch the draft to see where their favorite college players get drafted and where they go. This is a definite beers, wings and pizza event.

Of course the MLB and NBA seasons will still be going on during and after these events. You can always turn to basketball or baseball for you sports fix. I will be turning to both until I get football back.

After the NFL Draft there isn’t really much of anything going on in the world of sports besides the NBA and MLB. Sure you have the Baseball Classic but who wants to watch that? There are events like the French Open, X-Games Jumping Off of A Building Contest (I think that’s what it’s called) and the Tour De France. If you watch any of those events you really need to get out of the house and talk to real people.

I hope you get through the next 6 months with your sanity intact. It will be difficult but we can do it!

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Corey Chapman February 8, 2013 at 8:17 am

Watch hockey.

Junior D February 9, 2013 at 9:58 am

Hockey is a great sport but the NHL is a horrible product

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