late January and February is a relatively boring time of the year for sports. Superbowl matchup has been set - Australian Open takes place mainly in the wee hours of the morning here in the US (I guess it's easier if you live in the European time zones) - although I got to see the second half of the very long Nadal-Verdasco match this morning.
College basketball seems to be almost pointless until you get to March - even the major matchups don't really matter much because these teams are all going the big dance anyway.
There's the NBA & NHL -- haven't these teams already played enough games? - Let's begin the playoffs now!! -- One of the best NBA seasons was in 1999 after the strike and the regular season was reduced to only 50 games or so.
There's the winter olympics - but that's only every four years - still one more year until we get to see Bode Miller bomb out again on the slopes!!
This year, there's the World Baseball Classic coming in March - which is a lot more fun than the usual spring training.
There's the news - but if I see Rod Blagojevich's face one more time....
oh well - there's always the Knicks....