The Super Bowl has come and gone. All we have left is half a bag of Doritos and a hangover that won’t go away. So now what? It’s months ’till the draft and you got to spend your time doing something. Here is a little help for those of us who need to fill a void in our lives. These are the top 5 things to do now that football is over for the season.
1. Catch up on your social calendar
I don’t know about you, but I haven’t worked a shift or had a non-football related meal or hangout for the last 20 Sundays. Now that the weekends are open, I can finally meet up since there is suddenly free time. First order of business is take the girlfriend out for some brunch. Maybe see that new movie or actually visit that buddy you always ditch. If you are feeling extra charitable, go see that pal’s improv show or band. The main point here is you need to stockpile brownie points now before football starts up again. This is an important part of the offseason. You need to put in some work on these relationships or risk losing them all together. I suggest going to the events that serve drinks. Makes it a lot easier.
2. Get into the NBA
The league is in a pretty good spot right now. You have big stars like Kobe on their farewell tour before retirement, LeBron’s quest to win Cleveland a championship as well as the Golden State Warriors, who are chasing down history for the best single season record ever. Pair that with tons of young talent all over the place and it is easy to see why most games have something fun to offer, even if it isn’t a marquee matchup. This is a great chance to jump into the game, as we are past the half way point of the NBA year and the action is really starting to ramp up.
3. Do your taxes
Your employer should have sent your W-2 out. If not, please contact management. Collect all the necessary papers and get ready to file your return. I used to do my own taxes using one of those sites, that was fine for super simple situations but I recently switched and started going to a legit CPA. Way worth it. What you pay the accountant is nothing compared to how much they can help you get back. There are tons of little tips and tricks that only the pros are privy to. Be smart, go to someone who knows what’s up. And I don’t mean one of those pop-up strip mall locations either.
4. Get into the NHL
Not a hockey fan? Why not? It’s fast and violent just like football but with harder names to pronounce. And like basketball, this is an excellent time to get involved. The playoff race is pretty tight coming out of the All-Star break. Currently, 24 of 30 teams are over .500, so almost anyone can get in. Find a squad and start cheering. Oh yeah, they still allow fighting.
5. Get back into Pogs
They are back. Stop trying to resist the invasion. If you are still in the dark then go back and follow the link to my old article. If you know and are still on the fence then I say stop being such a coward and let’s do this thing. Get your Slammer and meet me at the park. I’ll bring the Mountain Dew.
I hope this helps your NFL withdrawal. You want to come down easy and not crash. If you crash, that is when people get really hurt.