While the calendar has turned to February and we are less than 20 days away from pitchers and catchers reporting to Lakeland, the sporting world has its eyes as far removed from baseball as possible. The Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots will face off in Super Bowl XLIX this evening, and that's all anyone in the world will be watching.
We have provided as much baseball news and analysis as possible over the past couple weeks to distract you from stories about "Deflate-gate" and Marshawn Lynch's attempts to avoid being fined by the league. However, instead of introducing you to Rafael Dolis, clarifying what went wrong with Justin Verlander in 2014. or looking back fondly on Rondell White's career, we're going to cede the limelight today (don't worry, all of those stories will come tomorrow).
Want to talk about the Super Bowl with your favorite BYB commenters? Go ahead. Want to discuss baseball? We'd prefer that, but you're not obligated to. Want to talk about any other random topics? Feel free. Just make sure you have a few cold beverages on hand when Cris Collinsworth starts rambling on [insert football topic here].
Keep it clean, and we'll see you tomorrow.