February, hard to spell for some and hard to deal with for the random sports fan. I know there is basketball but if you are a "meat and potatoes" sports fan this month is equal to a visit to the Dentist. There seems to be no hope as the snow falls and it seems less likely that the baseball season will ever start again. Why is this so painful? We should be thinking about the positive points of the season with anticipation of the new kids on the farm coming up or the 300 pound LB that we are targeting in the draft but no, we are keying in on how stupid it is that the football season isn't a month longer or how the baseball season should start sooner!!
Is this what we have become? Are we what our wives and families see? Yes, we are true fans. (Or idiots, depends on which one you ask.) We live and die with our teams and support them through the good and the bad and live with the pain of the new Joe Torre book that came out yesterday proclaiming that the Yankee third basemen was dubbed A-Fraud! (I am not bitter!) as well as the speculation that the owner of my beloved Dallas Cowboys is doing a reality TV show during training camp AGAIN as the team is having enough trouble focusing on the game itself. Yes, we the fans deal with the reality and stupidity of our teams even through this long painful month.
I am sure that there are plenty of you out there with me on this and all I can tell you is that there is hope. There is a light at the end of the tunnel and you are all stronger than that poor sap with the Dentist appointment for one reason and one reason only!! There is no novacaine for February.