Yesterday was the first time ever the Super Bowl was on Groundhog Day. We're not sure if that has any relevance to anything. But since it's the day after the Super Bowl, by law, everything must tie back to the Super Bowl.
Anyway, at 7:28 A.M. yesterday, the people of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania pulled the poor groundhog out to make his annual weather prediction.
It would've been nice for the groundhog to say it'd be an early spring . . . even though it's pseudoscience, we're so desperate to get this winter over with we're grasping at any straws we can.
Unfortunately . . . Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, which means six more weeks of winter.
He's seen his shadow 101 times and not seen it 17 times in history. He's been predicting the weather since 1886 . . . there aren't records on his prediction for 10 of the 128 years.
The National Climatic Data Center says they've never found any correlation between the weather and the groundhog's prediction . . . the entire groundhog thing is just odd, enduring, folksy Americana at this point.