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By Fred Wallace


Hi, this is Fred Wallace with " Off the Wire ".

Was last weekend the worst weekend for pro sports ?

With the Super Bowl approaching, we're about to get dumped on by the NFL hype machine pertaining to the Falcons and Patriots this Sunday in Houston.

But at least that hype is legit.

Is there a more meaningless event than the NFL Pro Bowl ?

Maybe the NHL All Star Weekend.

Fastest skater, hardest shot, most accurate shot...who cares ?

I doubt the announcers do, but they turn in an Oscar worthy performance at times with their passion for the game and the All Star break...give me a break.

And how do you sit through these events live ?

I used to marvel at the people that watch TV poker in the casinos unaware of who's holding what...but now even they seem enlightened.

But minutes become hours, hours become days and we're onto the next phase, the good phase.

With last weekend behind us, it's the Super Bowl not Pro Bowl, the NHL not the All Stars and the OHL not the Prospects Game that sits enticingly in front of us.

I'm Fred Wallace

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