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Celebrate Another Sports Holiday by Staying Completely Still

***This is a post that I wrote for a different blog last year. It’s a short piece about today, the day after the MLB All-Star Game. It’s a day that is widely known as the most boring day in sports.

It only took me about six weeks of having a blog to rehash something I already wrote. That’s sports journalism at its finest, folks.

Just remember that this was written at this time last year. Much like a political convention, the names and the events may have changed, but the message remains the same.

Last night’s MLB All-Star Game was one for the ages. It was a lot of things, but in the end, it was fantastic.

And its end was the beginning of another one of sports’ annual holidays. We all know that people love to take the Monday after the Super Bowl off from work. The start of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament is also synonymous with low productivity.

But, of all the days in the year, today is the day in which everyone should do absolutely nothing. It’s almost required. Why? Because in the sports world, today is the day of nothing. It’s the day after the baseball All-Star game, aka THE MOST BORING DAY IN SPORTS!

What’s going on today? You’ve got day 135 of the Brett Favre drama and two minor league all-star games. That’s it. The kids over at SportsCenter must be thrilled that last night’s game turned into the baseball edition of War and Peace because at least they’ll have something to talk about.

But, you shouldn’t worry about that. You need to honor this day for the abyss that it is. Mundane to the max!

Count the pixels on your TV screen.

Organize the nickels in your house by year.

See how long you can go without blinking and then try to break that record.

I’m probably already in violation because this post is probably too stimulating for a day like this.

Barbecues and trips to the beach are strictly prohibited. Just stay in bed, facing straight up. Try not to turn.

Just lie there, speechless, for the next 24 hours.

Only then will you match the true spirit of this sports holiday. We’ll wake you up on Thursday, when you actually have something to pay attention to.

(Don’t) Have fun!

***I was thinking about writing a new post for this day, but as I look at this version, not much has actually changed. Last night’s All-Star Game was not quite a classic and was relatively short. But we’re still caught up in Brett Favre drama, there are a couple of minor league baseball games scheduled and if you need some more sports today, there is always this.

Fend for yourself and good luck!

This is the type of day that will make you fall asleep while reading a news story on the computer and have your friends taking advantage of your unconscious self.

This is the type of day that will make you fall asleep while reading a news story on the computer and have your friends taking advantage of your unconscious self.

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