So, did you actually take off from work yesterday? We know that petition was floating around to make the Monday after the Super Bowl a national holiday, and we know that these petitions are kind of dumb. Still, there were probably a lot of hungover people at work yesterday, which means early to bed, too. In case you’re one of those, here’s what you missed in non-football. Oh, and by the way, it’s going to be like this for the next six months – so you should really try basketball or something.
LeBron James was nearly perfect.
That a line of 31 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists doesn’t jump off the box score for LeBron is both fascinating and mesmerizing. The novelty of statistical marveling has long since faded, LeBron’s dominance having propelled the line of average to great. Except his 31-8-8 from last night against the Charlotte Bobcats came with a side of 13-14 shooting. His only miss came off a four-foot shot in the lane late in the third quarter. He also missed a free throw and turned the ball over five times, but we’re no nitpickers. The Heat defeated the Bobcats 99-94, securing Erik Spoelstra’s spot as coach of the Eastern Conference All-Stars.
The Washington Wizards (!) beat up on the Los Angeles Clippers.
A Blake Griffin-less Los Angeles Clippers, but still. This was actually Griffin’s first missed game of his career, or at least since he played his first game. You might remember that a knee injury held him out of his first official season in the league, and so he did not play until 2010. And it was a Chris Paul-less Los Angeles Clippers team too, Paul having missed the team’s last eight games and watched his team fall 4 1/2 games back of the Western Conference-leading San Antonio Spurs. The Clippers still hold a two-game edge over Memphis for the 4th seed, so they still have some wiggle room. But drop beyond that and they’re looking at the 7th seed, with Memphis, Golden State and Denver all hovering around each other.
There was also another team in the game – the Washington Wizards – and they played pretty well. Martell Webster led the way with 21 points, and five Wizards scored in double figures in route to the 98-90 victory.
People are really sad that there’s no more football.
And they have no idea what to do with themselves.
Couldn’t agree more!RT @johnlustina: Oh no. No more football.
— Brent Sharp (@cpasharp) February 5, 2013
It has just dawned on me, no more American Football till September :'(
— Mikey Sykes (@MikeCorruption) February 5, 2013
— Renee S (@islandma60) February 5, 2013
Now is that awful time of the year when there is no more football and baseball hasn’t started… What do they e left me to watch? Soccer?
— wayne (@travelbond) February 5, 2013
No more football B. Smh. Draft in two and a half months tho.
— El Jefe(@vado242) February 5, 2013
No more football til the fall sports bout 2 get real boring
— I.g Ju_stillrollin (@Ju_Since88) February 5, 2013
No more football…Withdrawals have set in.
— Walt Johnson (@Drunken__Waltz) February 5, 2013
I suppose I could always go to Church on Sunday now that there’s no more football…
— Alan Dow (@RussellWayneDow) February 5, 2013
No more football this sucks :(
— Amit (@Chocolat_4Life) February 5, 2013
Great Sundays will suck now no more football.
— Gerson Romero(@gersonjetsfool) February 5, 2013
Super bummed we have no more football for 6 months… but here’s a ray of sunshine.Royals pitchers and catchers report next Monday.
— Dave Hall (@hallkctv5) February 5, 2013
No. More. Football!!!! Niggas is hooping!!!!!!! Fuck.
— Tristan Dior (@loserkid745) February 5, 2013
No more Football, so this Sunday will be the first of going out of the house more often. Otherwise, it gets too fucking boring..
—Scatter N. Cheese (@CrackedUpCheese) February 5, 2013
It’s off season in San Diego. Padres in late February. No more football. Gotta stay busy. Watch some General Hospital for a while.
— David Tanny (@davidtanny) February 5, 2013
“@hannah_bryan95: There’s no more football on.. What am I going to do with my life?!”that’s what in sayin!!!!!!
— Tyler (@T_Cox15) February 5, 2013
Gaaaaaahhhhh no more football
— l2ampass (@christianrampas) February 5, 2013
No more football and the Mavericks suck ass……Sports is over???
— B (@bnelson210) February 5, 2013
No more football I feel sorry for all the men out here we now have to pay attention to our women smfh#why
— Poet Of The Mind (@KinG_Easy) February 5, 2013
Just hit me there’s no more football for 6 months #Tragic
— Sean Schubert (@SeanCSchubert) February 5, 2013
My son Nate (6 yrs) literally almost cried tonight when he found out there is no more football for months on end.That’s my boy!
— Chris Fore (@CoachFore) February 5, 2013
FUUUCCCCCKKKKKKKKKKKK there’s gonna be no more football smfh…
— IG: Kareempringle_ (@__Kareem_) February 5, 2013
— Marcos Vallarino (@marcosvallarino) February 5, 2013
No more football not quite time for #NASCAR. Guess its hockey tonight.
— Kyle (@anewday4all) February 5, 2013
Bad news, football is over. Good news, no more creepy God talk from Ray Lewis
— Bruce Winche’ll (@FatherBruceW) February 5, 2013
I miss football already. No more excuses to do stuff around the house on Sundays. Bummer
— Bobby Zee (@BobbyZeeShow) February 5, 2013
Buck up, guys. At least you have the Royals?