Suspended fan nation

With the Super Bowl in our reveiw mirror there's a long road ahead until we reach the next sports service station, wirtes Page 2's Bill Simmons.

Updated: May 31, 2005, 2:16 PM ET
By Bill Simmons | Page 2 columnist

Editor's Note: This column appears in the Feb. 17 edition of ESPN The Magazine.

On the Monday after the Super Bowl, my friend Sal looked like a puppy who'd just lost his favorite squeeze toy. "What do we do now?" he mumbled over and over, eyes practically watering. "No football for seven months. What do we do now?"

Good question. Even Gangs of New York isn't as excruciatingly drawn out as these seven weeks between Super Bowl Sunday and March Madness. It's a stretch so ...

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