I miss sports badly. There’s no if’s, and’s, or but’s about it. I like living in my imaginary bubble, and pretending that sports will be back at any moment. I’m hoping that I get to see an MLB season this year, or NBA Finals. Heck, I’d even take some NHL Playoffs at this point.
With that being said, I do realize that we might not see sports this year. It’s unfortunate and I hate it, and to make things worse, every news site on the face of planet earth is talking about how we might not have sports any time soon.
Here is a perfect example:
This awful piece from Sports Illustrated is filled with quotes from medical experts that say there won’t be any sports for another 12-18 months. They say we need to have a vaccine and most of the population needs to be immune to the virus.
Not only that, but they also said that sports being played without crowds is also out of the picture. There are too many hoops to jump through, and if one athlete, coach, or staff member gets the virus, they’ll be back to square one with social distancing.
I didn’t need to be told any of that bad news. I can reluctantly agree with most of it, but they said if someone wins the championship in these isolated seasons, they would be considered a “tainted” winner. That I cannot agree with.
I know for a fact that one team I like will win in these “fake” seasons, and if you don’t think I will treat that like any other victory, you’re dead wrong. I’ve only witnessed two championships in my lifetime, and you will never take one away from me if I (my team) get to roll out the champagne bottles. I mean nobody goes to Indians games anyways, so if they win this year in an empty crowd stadium, it would just be business as usual.
The final question journalists keep bring up is whether or not people would ever want to go to a game again after this pandemic.
Maybe after this pandemic, Paul Dolan will actually make Indians’ ticket prices somewhat reasonable. And if nobody else wants to go the games, your darn right I’ll be sitting right behind home plate for $10.
Overall, I just want sports. I don’t need, or want to keep seeing journalists talk about how I’ll never be able to see sports again. I don’t care how sports are being fed to me, I just want to indulge in them once again. Whether it’s couch side or courtside, just bring me sports again, and get rid of all the negativity.
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