Last Sunday, hundreds of millions of people tuned into the Super Bowl to watch the Baltimore Ravens beat the San Francisco 49ers, 34-31. This Sunday, it's over. No football. Everyone is just forced back into reality. Since early September, you had something to do every Sunday, but now your schedule has completely opened up. Here are few things to get you through the doldrums of the NFL offseason:
1. Finally get around to doing housework
For the past five months, while Sundays have been dominated by NFL football, the list of chores that need to be done around the house began to add up. Now its time face the consequences. That "honey-do-list" is not going to do itself, even though you hoped that it would.
2. Watch other sports
Yes, football is over, but basketball season is just starting to get good. The NBA season is about halfway over with the All-Star Game just a couple weeks away, and college basketball is about a month away from March Madness. Seems like there should be plenty of basketball excuses you can make to get out of housework.
3. Walk the dog
You see that neglected little scruffy pooch sitting next to you? Take that guy out for a nice long walk. It will give you a chance to burn all those calories you took in from the countless buffalo wings, chips and other delicious snacks you ate while watching football every Sunday.
4. Go out on the town
Contrary to the popular belief of many football fans, people have been out doing other things on Sundays. Going to the movies, shopping at the mall, skydiving, and going out to dinner, are just some of the possibilities. It's a big world out there — maybe it's time to check it out.
5. Begin a countdown for next season
If you just can't get past not having football in your life, perhaps the best option for you is beginning a countdown until next year. Start researching who will be the biggest fantasy football sleeper, who will your team select in the NFL Draft, and what free agents will join your team next season. For die-hards like myself, the season never truly ends.
Only 207 more days until Week 1 kicks-off; mark your calendars.