Football Season is Over. Now What?
by Polarity Staff
Once again, the Patriots have won the Super Bowl and the NFL season has officially come to a close. Although this season has had record low numbers in viewership, there's still a gap that needs to be filled entertainment-wise.
If you're wondering what you can watch or do until preseason rolls around in August, check out Polarity Magazine's suggestions below!
Get into other sports.
Sure, football season is over, but there are still so many other sports to watch. For example, the NBA and NHL seasons are in full swing. If you aren't already watching the action, now is a good time to get invested. Watch some of the best NBA players participate in the NBA All-Star weekend in New Orleans on Feb.17-19. March Madness is also right around the corner. Catch up on some of the best NCAA teams and choose your favorite one in time for March Madness. This will pump you up in time for the closing of the NBA’s regular season going into the playoffs. If you’d rather stick to soccer, you can also watch the Premier League and La Liga games that are easier to stream and view now more than ever, thanks to soccer’s growing popularity in America. MLS season is starting up soon, and as one of the fastest growing leagues in the US, this is a great year to start getting into US soccer. And if none of those sports pique your interest, MLB is back on deck in early April!
Find a new hobby.
Instead of spending three hours every Sunday, Monday, and Thursday night in front of the TV, use that free time to get something done. Join a kickball league, a trivia team, or convince your friends to have a weekly night out. You can do something that will better your mind or your health, and that’ll be a great distraction from the void that football has left behind. Who knows, you could enjoy this new activity so much, you might not even care about football once the next season starts. Nothing compares to football though, right? Activities such as flag football or a basketball game of 21 can fill the football void. Gather up your buddies, get some exercise in, and enjoy some beers of victory after.
Sleep for the next few months.
Let’s face it. Nothing can really replace football. Make like a bear (not the Chicago ones though), and go into hibernation. This will make up for of all those restless nights spent laboring over your fantasy league. And unless your a Patriot's fan, the next few weeks of ESPN are going to be unbearable anyway.