Valentine’s Day and a lack of sports make February awful
Published: Sunday, February 13, 2011
Updated: Sunday, February 13, 2011 16:02
I've come to the conclusion that February is the worst month ever.
First, there's Valentine's Day, which is overrated. Flowers are nice, but they die. I don't need the chocolate. And I hate stuffed animals because all they're good for is collecting dust.
The weather is awful, especially in Florida. Just when you think it's getting warm again, bam! 40 degrees.
Then, there's the Super Bowl. I love football, but this year, the Super Bowl sucked. The game was all right, but it wasn't exciting. The only thing cool about the halftime show were those weird lights on the Black Eyed Peas' costumes. And the commercials were not funny this year. Hey Go Daddy, your Super Bowl commercials used to be cool five years ago, but it's time to come up with a new idea other than showing near-naked chicks on TV and then telling people to go to your stupid website.
Maybe my month would have been better if my New York Jets pulled out a victory in Pittsburgh and made it to the Super Bowl. I wouldn't have even cared if they won or lost at that point, but it would have been nice to at least see them get there for once in my life. I'm not getting my hopes up, though, because it probably won't happen.
But I think the real reason why I hate February so much is that it's the worst month for sports out of the year. This past Sunday was the first Sunday in five months with no football at all. No pregame shows. No games. Nothing. I wanted to die.
I can't even turn on ESPN anymore without seeing an overabundance of NASCAR and women's basketball highlights. Not that there's anything wrong with NASCAR or women's basketball (if that's your thing), but I'd much rather be watching some football.
Hockey is going on, but I've never been able to get into it. Maybe because I could never take a sport with most of its major games aired on Versus network seriously.
Sure, it's basketball season. But the NBA doesn't get entertaining until around May when the playoffs start. Who wants to watch the Cleveland Cavaliers' star-studded cast led by Mo Williams lose 26 games in a row? I'd rather just watch the top 16 teams battle it out for a championship.
As far as college basketball goes, I was actually getting excited about this season, because I thought that this was finally UCF's year and they make the tournament in March. Then came eight back-to-back conference losses. So, barring a miracle, it's not happening.
At least February is the shortest month out of the year. So, the pain only has to last a few more weeks until the NFL Combine starts up, NCAA conference basketball championships and then the March Madness tournament.
Until then, I'll try to enjoy NASCAR and women's basketball.