ABC News via YouTube

For the first time in a long time, the groundhog (Punxsutawney Phil) predicted an early spring. At this point Mr. Phil has lost all belief in his ability to forecast.

Give me a break, it's a freaking groundhog. All they do all day is eat, plump up, and poop. We've had plenty of Minnesota weathermen who fit that bill...and none of them can predict just the same.

We were spoiled with a mild early winter, then got teased with a day well above average with temperatures here and there. At this point we're almost to mid-April, and still seeing high temps in the 30's and 40's here in Minnesota. Personally, early spring to me means that by April we're seeing constant 50's or higher and the grill is cooking meat nightly. Sure, I still fire up the grill, but it's not the same in a winter parka!

Just like Santa and the Tooth Fairy, I'm let down and no longer believe in you "Punx". Take your big ugly yellow wood chippers and fat winter coat to the South Pole and predict somewhere that nobody relies on happiness from your predictions...and we'll easily forget about you and live life knowing that our winters always last well into April.