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Monday just didn’t seem like Monday as school kids finally went back to school after an entire week off. Of course, last week’s first two days off were scheduled as part of the master plan, while the latter three were all part of another master plan.

One we can can control, while the other we can’t. It’s wishful thinking for those who believe otherwise.

Regardless of which plan, the fact is there are a number of winter season athletic contests that have been postponed, which means athletic directors are up against it when trying to reconfigure the calendar.

I’ve seen a couple e-mails today (Monday) that have game rescheduling information. One game reschedule change forces another originally scheduled to be canceled altogether.

I’m guessing this won’t be the only game lost this season as we are just beginning the month of February. By the time you read this, schools might have been closed another two days this week.

So, with little going on, I found myself back in the batting cages at Harford Sports Training Academy in Forest Hill, but with a little surprise. While we waited for the cage to open up, I looked around and saw much of what I saw a year ago when the business was under different ownership.

Then, a major change was pointed out to me by my daughter, Kelsey. It was Kelsey, stepdaughter Annelise and close friend Tori who were using the cages, not I or Bob, Tori’s dad.

Kelsey pointed to a framed jersey on the wall, a powder blue Kansas City Royals George Brett No. 5 autographed jersey, to be exact.

That item quickly drew my interest and under further investigation, I found that George Brett was on quite a few things in the immediate area.

So, I asked owner Danny Taylor about the jersey and he was full of positive and interesting answers.

The jersey came as a bonus of product sales by Taylor from Brett Bros. Sports International, a company owned and operated by Brett and his brothers Ken, John and Robert Brett.

Taylor tells me that if he reaches another plateau in sales, George Brett is reportedly to make a personal appearance.

I certainly hope that goal is reached and my baseball hero comes to Forest Hill.

I had a short, but nice, conversation with Taylor about Brett and my past happenings associated with the baseball legend.

Taylor was nice enough to give me a Brett Bros. catalog that was autographed so long as I wouldn’t sell it. Anyone who knows me, and for those who don’t, I won’t be selling any Brett stuff anytime soon. I have a master plan and “for sale” isn’t part of it.

I figure to be back inside Harford Sports Training Academy sometime in the near future. I might even contribute to the Brett Bros. merchandise sales.

Now, after taking last week off my NFL playoff picks with the two-week break between championship Sunday and Super Bowl Sunday, it’s time.

Time to reveal this year’s Super Bowl winner and why.

A lot of people have jumped on the Green Bay cheese wagon and I don’t blame them. The Packers have been on a roll and who’s to think why they can’t win the big one?

Well, sorry to put the heat on and melt all that cheese, but the Pittsburgh Steelers are looking for ring number seven. Three for most of the current players.

The Packers do the one thing that the Steelers have had trouble stopping the past couple years: short, quick passes.

That said, who better than Dick Lebeau to have two weeks to get it right come Sunday.

The facts from me: The Steelers will have better rushing options/totals and the Steelers defense will live up to its No. 1 ranking.

There will still be a number of points scored, but the pick is Steelers 31, Packers 27. Enjoy the game.

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