Feel the Bern: What will we do without football this Sunday?

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, center, celebrates with wide receiver Mecole Hardman Jr. (12) after throwing the game-wining touchdown during overtime of the NFL Super Bowl 58 football game against the San Francisco 49ers Sunday, Feb. 11, 2024, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) (David J. Phillip, Copyright 2024 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

This begins the first weekend since the football season ended last Sunday.

We can wrap things up about the Super Bowl with just 2 words: Patrick Mahomes. That turned out to be the difference in the game. He was magical as he normally is.

And he was there in the biggest, most pressure-packed moments. And he is always successful. Thus, 3 Super Bowl titles in 4 tries.

But now the question is, how do we fill the space between now and September when football reappears? They did a survey of TV viewers last year, and they found that of the 100 top shows...93 of them were football games. That’s what’s known as dominant. The sport holds an almost hypnotizing-like trance over sports fans.

So what are we going to watch this weekend with no football? The NBA All-Star Game? Sure! Tigers exhibition games from Florida? Possibly. The Red Wings in Calgary? Maybe! The Daytona 500? Maybe after we get the car filled up.

Let’s be honest, we will struggle along hoping the weather turns nice a lot sooner so we can get away from the TV. After all, being a couch potato is one thing. Being a sports couch potato is something else...

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Bernie brings sports to Metro Detroit. You can catch him on Local 4 News weekdays at 5, 6 and 11 p.m.

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