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Next stop, avoiding reality

Fear not football fans, TMQ has some mental rations to tide you over until we return to the artificial universe of the NFL.

Updated: April 25, 2006, 12:26 PM ET
By Gregg Easterbrook | Page 2 columnist

Hockey and basketball are done; the Triple Crown, Indy 500 and the Open are past. Now comes the deadest, dullest six weeks in the annual sports calendar -- nothing but baseball until August, when the NFL resumes. The next six weeks are sufficiently barren for sports fans that many will actually be excited when NFL preseason games start -- even knowing that NFL preseason games are awful -- because the onset of these games means that the real thing is around the corner.

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