This Sunday is Super Bowl Fifty One between the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots.
I’m a big sports fan and love watching the NFL (I cant remember the last time I missed watching a NY Ginats Game) and enjoy listening to sports talk radio (Mike Fracessa on WFAN in New York, and guys like Dan Graca and Tom Byrne who use to be on Mad Dog Sports Radio on SiriusXM). Getting rid of their nightly shows for the awful West Coast show was a idiotic move. Also, I can’t listen to Steve Torre at anytime as he just gets on my nerve (but I digress)
I also have not watched a NFL pre-game show (on the Networks, or ESPN) since Brent Musburger on CBS (You are Looking Live) as I only care about the games, and really have no interest in all gossip and worthless information that is discussed over and over.
So every year, I like to take the 2 weeks leading up to the Super Bowl to tune out all the noise to catch up on some TV Shows, listen to music, and read some book.
Come Sunday, I will watch the Super Bowl, (no pre-game, or post game) and once the game is over I will start getting excited about the upcoming baseball season.
The week before the Super Bowl is also exciting because its when TOPPS usually releases it Series 1 Baseball Cards for the year. While not as big a collector as when I was young, I like to follow the release each year, and will try and pick up a few packs now in then at Wall Mart or Target. Its crazy how big the sets are nowadays, with all the different autograph cards, insert sets, and others.
Here is box break of a Jumbo Box of 2017 TOPPS Series 1 Cards to give you an idea
Been a while since I wrote so want give a few shout outs:
Congratulations to Serena Williams and Roger Federer for showing the world that age is just a number and winning the 2017 Australian Open. It was a great tournament and fun to watch
Congratulations to Brent Musberger and Verne Lundquist on there retirement. As I mentioned above, I remember watching Brent as host of the NFL Today on CBS in the 80s. And I have always enjoyed watching him do college football. And I will never forget Verns’ call of Jack Nicklaus put in the 1986 Masters. Both will be missed
And a big thank you to SiriusXM and Volume on channel 106. I have really enjoyed listening to Nik Carter and Lori Majewski in the morning on my way to work, and then Mark Goodman and Alan Light on my way home. Both shows have had some really great discussions since the show started. And I can’t forget Eddie Trunk, the master of hard rock and heavy metal. Maybe they can get whoever came up with this channel to take over Mad Dog Radio and bring back good sports talk radio