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Anybody else done with brrrrutal weather?

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  • According to Mike Spellman, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning won't be walking out of MetLife Stadium with a second Super Bowl trophy.

    According to Mike Spellman, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning won't be walking out of MetLife Stadium with a second Super Bowl trophy.
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Observation while waiting for the equatorial vortex:

My car looks like road.

Follow-up observation:

I hate winter.


I need sun and some semblance of warmth before I lose it.

But ...:

Because I have no confidence we'll get either any time soon, how about some warm, sunny sports thoughts instead?

Thoughts like:

In just a couple of days we get to watch a potentially epic Super Bowl matchup featuring Peyton Manning against the victorious Seattle Seahawks.


Yeah, you heard me.

And the best part is that we'll be warmer than all those goofs at MetLife Stadium!


The halftime show will be one of the top three you've seen.

Really like the combo of Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

A lot.


Is it wrong that I was kinda rooting for a big snow to swoop down on the Jersey shore Sunday evening?

Yeah, probably.

Not so bad:

And after the Super Bowl, next Sunday afternoon's TV options include a rerun of "Battle of the Network Stars" with the cast of "Mama's Family" taking on the gang from "Hello Larry."

Or you can switch over to catch a taped figure skating competition from Spokane, Wash., accompanied by the musical stylings of Kenny Loggins and Roberta Flack.


Wait, that's not all:

Pitchers and catchers report in a few weeks, the Daytona 500 is less than a month away, the Masters is in two months and ...

That's right:

There will be racing at Arlington this summer!

A full schedule of racing, thanks to the passage of the ADW legislation this week.

Hey, racing guys:

I'll say it again, isn't it amazing what you can accomplish with a unified front?

Ought to try it more often.

Warmth closer to home:

It'll be a packed gym tonight at Prospect High School, and not just to watch the Knights take on Hersey.

In addition to the MSL hoops showdown, the man, Bob Frisk, will be honored as one of the inaugural recipients of the IHSA's Distinguished Media Service Award.

Way to go, 41!

We now return to:

Our winter sports schedule.

Pretty amazing stuff:

With the Hawks' win Wednesday in Vancouver, Coach Q is now third on the list of all-time coaching victories.



We're No. 1 ... by a mile:

With Q and Thibs, there's no doubt that we have the best NHL-NBA combo of coaches anywhere.

Not even close.


Why do I get the overwhelming feeling that this will be the last Olympics featuring NHL players?

Two for Noah:

Love when hard-working people get rewarded.

Thus, I couldn't be happier to hear that Joakim Noah was named to the Eastern Conference all-star team.


Does that mean I'll watch the game?

No chance.

God bless Chet Coppock:

For introducing me at the "17 Seconds" premiere Sunday at the Elk Grove Theater as a "young and up-and-coming sports writer."

Hey, I'll take it.

Need I say it?

Stay warm everyone.

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