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Readers: Things to do on Sundays now

Updated: February 9, 2012, 10:03 AM ET
By Jerry Greene | Page 2

What stage are you in?

• "No, you're wrong! There will be pro football this Sunday!"

• "There better be football Sunday or somebody is gonna get hurt!"

• "Tell you what, I'll wash Commissioner Goodell's car this Sunday if he lets me watch football first."

• "There's not gonna be any football on Sunday, is there? Why go on?"

• "OK, there's no football Sunday but life does go on. So what am I gonna do?"

There you go. After denial, anger, bargaining and depression, all that's left is acceptance. Once we've reached that final stage, however, the problem is finding something else to do on our Sunday afternoons (or even Sunday mornings on the Left Coast).

Yes, as many of you pointed out, going to church is certainly an option, but regular churchgoers are just that -- regular. We're talking about the rest.

That's why we're here -- to help out each other. You, the readers, have generated a list that should be posted on every refrigerator door. This is how you can get through the difficult months ahead. Read and print:

Top 10 Things To Do On Sundays

10. "Time to find out what is being endorsed this year by any aging lawn-tractor driving athletic celebrities," said Mark F. of Adamstown, Md. (Who could he be thinking about? Betty White?)

9. "Start working on my draft prospectus, big boards, mock drafts, film studying and stats crunching 'cause I finished third in my fantasy league last year and I know I'm smarter than the guys who just listen to talk radio," said Bernadette V. of Cleveland. (Bernadette, there are thousands of readers who want to marry you right now.)

8. "Count the times vice president Joe Biden confuses the San Francisco Giants with the New York Giants," said Carl B. of Riverbank, Calif. (If the San Francisco Giants are clever, they'll invite him to throw out the first pitch.)

7. "I'm a Cubs fan, so I'm already looking forward to next year," said Ben M. of Peoria, Ill.

6. "Encourage others to become organ donors to solve the problem of the missing hands in New England," said Randy B. of Norwich, N.Y. (What a surprise Randy lives in the state of New York.)

5. "Take the time on Sundays to notice any family changes such as how the baby boy is walking now and the teenage daughter moved out of the house and has been living with her boyfriend since September," said Peggy C. of Oviedo, Fla.

4. "Get advice from friends in Los Angeles about what they did all season on Sundays without football and then ask the same question to friends in Indianapolis," said Janice H. of Palo Alto, Calif.

3. "Spend quality time cuddled with the wife, listening closely to her deepest thoughts and concerns. Ha ha! Just kidding!" said Stevie D. of Las Vegas.

2. "Hang out with friends and family -- on Facebook and Twitter," said Meir S. of Woodmere, N.Y.

1. "Join Al Bundy's 'No Ma'am' group on Sundays," said Hartley A. of Richmond Hill, Ontario.

If you never watched "Married With Children," "No Ma'am" either stood for "National Organization of Men Against Amazonian Masterhood" or "Numb Old Men Anxiously Awaiting Morticians." Either way it probably fits a lot of us guys who are lost without football.

As for me, Sundays will be spent as always in front of the TV but now watching reruns of "Psycho Dad," Al Bundy's favorite show, or anything done by NFL Films.

What are you going to do?

Jerry Greene is a regular contributor to ESPN.com. He can be reached at osogreene@aol.com.

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