Sunday, February 5, 2012

mid-winter sports update

It's Super Bowl Sunday, and is it just me, or is everybody other than Giants and Patriots fans thinking, Who cares?  You might be having a party and consuming obscene amounts of alcohol and Doritos, but for me it's going to be an evening of doing something else.  You know I usually love football, but it was a dreary season, very unexciting, and I feel no remorse over it ending.

But moving onto basketball --  I am back into the Minnesota Timberwolves in a big way.  The season got off to a late start because of a lockout by the team owners, but the Wolves, thanks to Ricky Rubio and Kevin Love, are so much fun to watch that I have been making the best of my season tickets.  This says something about the low expectations of Timberwolves fans, but we are very excited that they are at .500 -- a 12-12 record, which might not sound that great to you, but consider that their record last year was something like 16-64, the worst in the league.

Hockey?  Locally, the Minnesota Wild got off to a great start early in the season but have mostly collapsed since then.

Skiing?  Snowmobiling?  With no snow, it has been a bad winter for those folks.  As for the rest of us, we're thinking, Hey, baseball spring training starts next month!

But, anyway, if you watch, enjoy the Super Bowl.  At least you get to see Madonna at half time.

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