Life in general is a wild card. You can never plan too ahead for anything because anything can happen at any moment in time. Driving down the dang road to grab a bite to eat or pick up groceries could be your last trip on this Earth. Hate to be like that but that’s reality. Another thing that NONE of us planned for, maybe except the Chinese lab workers that the virus could have come out of, was this Coronavirus.
As of Thursday, March 12th, 2020, the sports world collectively has made some decisions that will go down in history as one of the most noteworthy events to ever happen in sports history.
One being the cancellation of all of the college basketball tournaments and then the delay of all of the other major sports. Including three basketball players, a Minor League Baseball player for the New York Yankees, an XFL player for the Seattle Dragons, and a few soccer players from overseas.
Dealing with this has been very strange. This is the first time since the 1995 that the Major League Baseball season has been delayed and there seems to be no definite start time for the season with it coming out recently that all major sports should be delayed at least eight (8) weeks.
At first, the delay of two weeks on the regular season put the start of the season on April 9th, which never really felt like with was going to happen. With this eight week delay, it pushes the minimum start of opening day to at least early June depending on the current situation of what is going on in this crazy world.
For someone like me, who spends seven days a week watching some type of sport on TV, this is a very awkward time for me. I usually have my Saturday’s filled with sports starting with College Basketball at 12pm noon and then throughout the day. I don’t think there has been any time in my life where I have been deprived from sports like this. There are many more issues going on in the world that need more attention and I understand that. But cancelling every major sport is a bold move that seems to be the only option at this point to contain the virus.
Sports are a major part of a lot of people’s lives. This is by far one of the craziest moments in my life to have no sports available for the next month at least and more than likely two months. The only thing we can do at this point is to not kiss anyone, I know hard to do, no hugs, no handshakes, strictly elbow touches. As a collective group, we will get through this it is just a matter of time. I will never take sports for granted again.