Today there’s snow on the ground, and the air is cold. It could be worse (at least the cold winds aren’t blowing), but it’s far from what I want. Winter is a tolerable season, but nothing more than that to me.
Football fans love this time of year. Conference championships today, and the Super Bowl hype begins immediately thereafter. Comparing baseball and football isn’t entirely fair, but the teams left at this point has exactly 60 minutes left to continue their seasons or go home. I like the way baseball stretches the elimination process out over a week or so.
I don’t know whether a single-game elimination would have helped the Cardinals (they won every time they had to win) or not (they gave games away several times in the postseason). But every day was another game to savor, and I tried to reflect on this several times as the postseason unfolded. With football, it’s not the same thing. That must be why I have zero interest in the NFL, and don’t have plans to watch either of the games today.
About the best thing I can say at this point is that the groundhog is on his way. And though Spring is coming, it can’t come quickly enough for me. And so the waiting continues….