It's going to be frigid when the Denver Broncos host the Baltimore Ravens in the NFL playoffs this weekend.
Any government exercise setting out how well it is faring is likely to hit a wall of cynicism, as Tony Blair discovered to his cost when he published three annual reports at the start of his regime.
David Cameron said that the audit of the government's promises, published on Wednesday afternoon, would be "full, frank and completely unvarnished!" Oh, no, we thought – not more bloody Ronseal.
It took years of defiant rejection of his critics, recovery from cancer, seven now-discredited Tour de France victories and a position at the heart of the "most sophisticated doping programme sport has ever seen".
It has become popular recently to talk of Swansea City as a club on the crest of a rare generational surge, 10 years on from financial near-collapse but now reaching fresh heights of giddily sustainable achievement on a regular basis.