As frustrated and exhausted as we all might be with the Super Bowl business this week, at least on Sunday there is an actual game. Enjoy it, because after that, it's a long, dead stretch until the NCAA tournament.

Yes, after Sunday, we are entering "The Lull:" That period in which nothing happens in sports for about a month and a half. It's going to be a long, rough stretch of checking Bracketology, pretending to care about the NBA regular season and waiting for pitchers and catchers to report. Oh, and it's also freezing outside. But hang in:

The Lull ends around the point where it's safe to talk about baseball in the present tense ‚ÄĒ usually about March 8th. If you've held out long enough to make it to this point, give yourself a pat on the back, sit down with a beer, and then remember that your team is just as bad at baseball. Goddamn it.

That seems a really long time away. Perfect time to sell a sports book, we guess.

The Lull [Luol's Dong]