I hope the thread title piqued your interest a little... but I bet I am far from alone here in suffering premature football withdrawal syndrome. Even in the years we won the Super Bowl I had the sudden empty feeling when I woke up the next morning and realized, "ARRGGGGHH, there are no more meaningful Patriot football games until next September." But at least then I had the counterbalancing satisfaction of knowing our team was the best team in the National Football League. This year it's worse. We lost, and what's more, the WAY we lost and the way we played in the GAME we lost left me feeling like we had left a lot on the table. We could easily be playing at home this week in the AFC Championship game, if it were not for a bad call here, a bad bounce there, or a lucky punter's helmet on football here. But instead, I sit here watching ESPN and wondering if they will say 2 kind or informative words about our beloved team amongst the thousands of words spoken (rightfully) about the 4 remaining contenders. Don't get me wrong - we lost, and we deserved to lose, and it is what it is. But it sure leaves me feeling empty. I wasn't ready for this yet. Anyone else have similar feelings?