Here's How Miami Football Fans Reacted to Their First Sunday Without the NFL
Remember how bad the Super Bowl was last Sunday? That was awesome. Bad football is better than no football, and this past Sunday, that realization smacked lots of us dead in the face.
If you didn't think about the NFL being gone during the week. You figured it out when you turned on ESPN at noon and got the Bucking Battle Anaheim Liftmaster Bull Riding Chute Out instead of NFL Countdown. Talk about sobering up, coming to, and finding yourself in jail.
Husbands all over the land came to the realization Sunday that for the next 200-plus days, their not-spending-enough-time-with-their-wife excuse bucket hath run bone dry. She is the captain now. You belong to her. Time to pay the piper, and the piper only takes trips to Jo-Ann Fabric and Whole Foods as payment.
For Dolphins fans, 30 weeks off might actually not be the worst thing, but luckily, for the NFL and the children of the America, not everyone is a Dolphins fan. Oh yeah, and there is that Miami Heat thing that seems to distract us until July pretty well. That's always decent.
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Figure skating and new episodes of The Walking Dead just aren't the same as game day. Nothing can replace a good old-fashioned nine-hour NFL binge, and people weren't exactly taking the come-down so well yesterday. Actually, they were straight up cranky, making it rain salty tweets, cursing the non-NFL things they were forced to endure. The putrid Knicks and Lakers weren't exactly helping things either. Plus, dude deleted Flappy Bird. Worst Sunday EVER.
How did you spend your first NFL-free Sunday since August? Let's hope you dealt with it better than some of the people below.
See you soon, September 7, 2014.
what's a sunday like without the nfl? I watched figure skating, took 3 instagram pics, 3hour nap, shovelled snow and watched 2movies #sigh
— Giancarlo Buonamici (@gcar1987) February 10, 2014
It's no coincidence that The Walking Dead is retuning one week after the end of the NFL season. That's pretty much how I've felt all day.
— Nate the Sports Guy (@HumbleSportsGuy) February 10, 2014
It just don't feel right not watching the dolphins lose every Sunday. I miss football already.
— hotgurl. (@ColorMeFiercexx) February 9, 2014
Hey @NFL it's me. I just called to say I was thinking about you. About us. I miss us. Come back to me soon.
— Ryan Scott (@thegnomefighter) February 9, 2014
"@ESPNNFL: Only 210 days until NFL Sundays return!!" I would let someone take a giant dookie on my chest if it could come back tomorrow.
— Jameson Hutchison (@Jamesonrulez) February 9, 2014
Don't worry NFL fans. The @nba got y'all covered with a whole slate of ABC games like Knicks getting their ass kicked by Thunder.
— DAWNthontas (@JeSuisDawn) February 9, 2014
— Greg Gray (@ggray1014) February 9, 2014
— aaron larue (@aaronlarue) February 10, 2014
The harsh reality of post-NFL Sunday sports office life. College wrestling and figure skating on the TVs. pic.twitter.com/U7tQvtlLLo
— Tim Ring (@timring3TV) February 9, 2014
"Downhill skiing is the NFL of Austria" - @espn. Seems about right..
— Miles (@miles_miller) February 9, 2014
First Sunday w/o the NFL in months & the NHL is on the Olympic break, so I'm watching the Roseless Bulls vs the Kobeless Lakers. #NapTime
— Joe Romano (@MidwayJoe) February 9, 2014
A lot of women's hoops and some cross country skiing on today. Who needs the NFL on Sundays
— sean kane (@SeanKane3) February 9, 2014
What do you mean life goes on during Sunday's after #NFL football...now what? Bet my wife drags me out shopping. I'd bet huge on it.
— Tom Ferda (@TomFerda) February 9, 2014
Next time some prick tells me there is no NFL offseason, I'm gonna tell him about the time I had to watch this Mavs-Celtics game on a Sunday
— Ben Muth (@FO_wordofmuth) February 10, 2014
I'm bored. Are you sure NFL isn't an event at the Winter Olympics?
— Gene Valaitis (@boltthedog1) February 9, 2014
IDK what to do with no #NFL on Sunday ... Knicks suck D from the back
— don (@donwrites) February 10, 2014
First week without NFL football and I'm already suffering from withdrawal syndrome. Please return soon, you beautiful violent sport.
— Naveen Ganglani (@naveenganglani) February 10, 2014
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