It's time to pack things up and head off into the fog, but first, the friday afternoon tradition continues:
One last read: One last read indeed. Sportspages, the all-sports London bookshop that stocked everything in jocklit, has shut its doors. This place was truly one of a kind for the sports fan, stocking a solid amount of North American titles (enough that Sports Illustrated gave it a write-up that was framed up on the wall) along with enough soccer, cricket and rugby stuff to satisfy the most ardent Anglophile (I even remember the last book I bought there).
One last look: This one's making the rounds, and Brokeback Mountain has been in this blog some today, so here goes: Brokeback to the Future.
Sports around town: Carleton at York, Saturday, 8 p.m. The men's three-time defending national champions, ranked No. 3 in the country, meet the 10-7 Lions (nee Yeomen, and winners of four in a row) in their first trip to the GTA this season. Women's game goes at 6 p.m.
Watching: Warning -- ABC begins its pregame show at a stupefying 2:30 p.m. Sunday, and with the ESPN crew helping out some a Joe Theisman warning will be issued at some point during the afternoon. Best thing to do is ignore it -- kickoff for the Super Bowl goes at approximately 6:25 Eastern, so the afternoon is definitely a two-movie rental at my house party.
Not watching: PBR Bull Riding, midnight Sunday, OLN. Nobody does rodeo (or the NHL) like OLN.
NFL picks: Last one of the year, and what a menu! I'll take heads in the coin toss (tip: it's been either heads or tails for the past 39 Super Bowls), Steelers minus 4 and Al Michaels to call "it's OVER -- the extra point goes OVER for the Steelers" sometime around the middle of the fourth quarter.