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What to do now that football season is no more

Football season is officially over. The Super Bowl, Pro Bowl and all the college bowls have been played and now weekends are not consumed by the big game.

But what are we supposed to do now?

Well, you are in luck because football season has ended just in time for the second halves of the hockey and basketball season. And if you are from Dallas or a fan of Dallas sports, this could be an exciting time for you.

College basketball season is in full swing with rivalry week just passing. The Mustangs are struggling, but there are still exciting games going on around the country that will last until March Madness.

If you prefer professional sports, there are options for you too.

The Mavericks are not having the same regular season they were last year, but everyone knows where that got them. But being third in the conference is not a bad place to be going into the All-Star Break.

The Stars are having a strong season after finishing sixth in the conference last year. They are second this year to the unstoppable Detroit Redwings.

The Stars picked up their seventh straight win last night against Phoenix and will play conference-leading Detroit on Sunday.

But if you’re not into sports that are played at the American Airlines Center then there are four words that might be more your style: “pitchers and catchers report.”

Yes, it is time for spring training, which marks the beginning of the baseball season. Sure it may be the same date as a certain love-filled holiday, but this Thursday is also a big day for people who have been waiting since November for their team to take the field again.

There will still be some who don’t care about hockey, basketball or baseball, which is a little bit absurd, but there still may be something for you. No, it’s not the NFL and it doesn’t bring around the same kind of excitement or controversy across the nation, but the Arena Football League does allow a football fan to get a little taste of the gridiron until the fall.

The season starts on Feb. 29, and the Desperados open their season on the road on March 1.

But if you just can’t survive without your weekly dose of full 100-yard football, you can always check in with ESPN Classic. The games might be harder to find now that the season is over, but they’re there if you look hard enough.

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