Reader Opinion: The end, for now
So Feb. 2 the NFL closed out its season. The Chiefs are the new champs and the 49ers, well they don’t seem to be relevant anymore. After all, second place is just that — second place. In America second place teams are soon forgotten. Winning is the name of the game and at least for now it is over.
So now we say, “What are we going to do for entertainment on Sunday afternoon.” NASCAR, basketball, hockey are some alternatives but none of them have the luster of football. I remember when I was a kid and I would be moping around the house bored, and my mother would say, “Get outside and find something to do.” Maybe that’s what the football fans need to do. Enjoy this beautiful world. It’s free and you can’t say that about football.
I have often wondered how people kept their sanity years ago when there were no professional sports. My family used to go visit relatives. We had picnics and softball games. We went fishing or took Sunday drives. We played board games or sometimes we just sat on the riverbank, with a cane pole in your hands, your toes in the water and watched the wildlife and water float by. What a boring life we had.
In six or seven-months, football will return. Fantasy football and sports betting will be back. Bars with wall to wall TV screens will be back in business. Twelve dollar hamburgers and $6 beers will be the specials. People will pay $60 for their favorite players jersey and he will opt for free agency and go where the real money is. Monday morning quarterbacks will abound and the Vikings will be saying, “This is their year.” I can hardly wait.