As meaningless all-star games are played, don’t forget about the Blues

Sports Commentary

It’s been kind of a slow week for professional sports.

The NFL is in its off weekend between the conference championships and the big game in Indianapolis. Oh, wait! There’s the Pro Bowl. All the best NFL players all in one game, how could one not be excited?

Except it’s more of a week-long get-together in Hawaii than a football game. It’s unfortunate the country’s most popular sport has the worst all-star game. I had even forgotten the NFL had moved the Pro Bowl from the week after the big game to the week before it up until about three days ago.

Then you have the NHL All-Star game. Better than the Pro Bowl, yes. Still rather unappealing, definitely.

No matter what the NHL does to heighten interest in its mid-season showcase of stars, it still won’t be that exciting. There’s no checking allowed, and, oh yeah, it’s on NBC Sports Network, which like 2 percent of cable subscribers receive.

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So, let’s talk about something exciting, and we’ll stick with hockey. I’m talking about the race in the Western Conference’s Central Division.

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