Saturday, January 22, 2005

Parting is such sweet sorrow

We are at the end of the football season. Two great games on tap and then it's over. (The Super Bowl isn't about football anymore-the game is almost incidental to the hype, the half-time show, the cross-promotional opportunities and the commercials.)

Television made pro football the most popular sport in America. But it is ruining the post-season games. For the second year in a row, the AFC championship game will be played on a Sunday night in frigid temperatures. Not exactly the best way to find the team best suited to win in warm Jacksonville two weeks from now.

Football is supposed to be a cold weather sport, but this is ridiculous. There is a world of difference between playing on a sunny 25 degree day and playing in the dark when the temperature drops to 8.

But I'm really looking forward to the two games coming up. After that, it's just NASCAR to hold me over until training camp opens.

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