Gone Fishing

Post Patterns is going to shut it down for a few days, and the Philly.com experts said that hanging a sign on the door is a good idea.

Paul Gallico, one of the great sportswriters of a generation ago, was once asked why he finally retired from the profession. "February," Gallico said.

It's still true now, and getting away from the nothingness between football and serious spring training is a fine idea. The college hoops will begin to really heat up in a couple of weeks, the hockey games may start to point somewhere, and that will be something to look forward to.

For now, enjoy the solitude. My column on Donovan and Could-He-Have-Won-It? will be in Sunday's editions of the Inquirer. Let me know your opinion, but it might be a while before I get back to you.