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I Miss Football Already

Dan Klecko helped me realize how much I miss football.
As a kid growing up, this used to be my favorite time of the year.  Baseball season was right around the corner, and I didn't quite understand the heartbreak of being a Cubs fan.  I loved playing Little League, and couldn't get enough baseball.

I also loved (and, for the most part, still do) the NCAA Basketball Tournament.  I used to get a kick out of filling a bracket out for the pool at my dad's work, and inevitably being crushed when the team I picked to win it all, Indiana, lost.  This year's tournament has been ok so far, but lacks that truly great game to suck you back in.  It also doesn't help that I was spoiled last year and got to bet on the first 2 rounds in Tahoe, which makes this year hard to live up to.

Last night, during a timeout of the UNC-Louisville game, I was flipping through the channels, and saw that the NFL Network was showing the 2007 AFC Championship, in it's entirety.  I only watched one play: A 15 yard out to Wayne, 2:30 to go in the first half, down 21-3.  I hesitated, remote in hand, and went back to the basketball game I'd been waiting all day for. I sat there, and thought to myself, "I miss football."

I had never said that before, and it only took one play to show me how much I miss it.  Maybe it was because of which game it actually was (easily the best game played in the RCA/Hoosier Dome), and the parts I'll never watch again were already over, but I almost went back to the NFL Network.  I've finally turned the corner.