In this strange time where there is no professional football this weekend, we will get a glimpse of what the next few months will be like. I should be healthy enough to blog my fingers to the bone about my favorite holiday, The Super Bowl.
1. The NBA- Discipline problems have hit the NBA hard as has other sports leagues. But pro basketball had a fight take place with fans involved, in probably one of the saddest moments in sports. Then they get the task of punishing Gilbert Arenas for carrying guns into locker rooms. Luckily, the NBA stood up and had him suspended him for the entire season, along with teammate Javaris Crittenton. Then they fined super star LeBron James 25k for kicking a water bottle. Now is the time to knock off the stupid behavior and focus on the game.
2. Los Angeles Kings- The NHL has another young surprising team this year and they call LA home. Sure, they have season ticket holder Elisha Cuthbert, but what other reason do you have to go to a Kings game other than this year? Anze Kopitar and Jonathan Quick has lifted this young team to a possible Cup contending team (assuming the Sharks and Blackhawks choke, again) and one of the NHL's bottom feeders may have turned the corner. It is hard not to root for this team right now.
3. Northwestern Basketball- You're going to make the tournament this year! You're Welcome NCAA! Northwestern is right next to Chicago, has a wonderful campus and is an excellent school but is the only "BCS" team not to make the tournament since its inception before the second world war. This year, the Wildcats have had a couple of good wins, but all they have to do is hit 19 wins overall and that will get them a ticket to March. As a Big Ten guy, I would love to see this record get shattered this year.