First, the media bombard us with two weeks of unrelenting Super Bowl hype with stories ranging from what a 260-pound lineman feeds his cat for breakfast, to how John Elway laces his shoes. Then the Winter Olympics comes along, and I am subjected to endless stories about unknown people from unknown places participating in unknown sports.
Where is Lichtenstein, anyway? And what's a luge?
It makes one almost long for spring training and Tommy Lasorda's assurances that the Dodgers will go 162-0 despite having only two starting pitchers and virtually no one who can field.
If you're not careful, I may be driven to the business section.