First, they took away basketball.
Sadly, baseball has yet to get underway this year.
Football was the only hope for sports fans living in a miserable society and it was sought out to begin this fall.
Then, Dr. Fauci, a name everyone knows by now, said this:
“Unless players are essentially in a bubble — insulated from the community and they are tested nearly every day — it would be very hard to see how football is able to be played this fall,” Fauci said. “If there is a second wave, which is certainly a possibility and which would be complicated by the predictable flu season, football may not happen this year.” Via ESPN
Frankly, the assumption was the NFL was safe from all of this. Various articles, including a New York Post piece, had been published that said the virus would be gone by June. Well, this doctor says not so fast.
Obviously, humans are going to be in contact with one another by playing the game of football. That’s a given. The idea was that the virus would be obsolete. Sadly, it’s not looking like that is going to be the case.
America, with the leaves changing colors, and no football?
It’s like a nightmare.
Of course, everyone wants the health and safety of all players, coaches and those involved with the game. It was simply that the fact it is continuing on…past the summertime and into fall.
Well, is the virus never-ending?
Can sports, of any type, ever be the same that they were before this monster struck America with such ferocity that it seemingly has ruined everything? Only time will tell…
If this country could wake up one day to a notification of a vaccine that will cure all and prevent any more of this virus. Well, that would be incredibly nice. The Browns could go back to disappointing Cleveland fans and the NFL would be able to have a normal season.
This country needs football.
With everything that is going from top to bottom, football brings together people and this is a time that unity is certainly needed. Let’s hope that in the coming month, progress is made, and the league is able to plan for a season filled with its usual excitement.
And hey, the Browns actually have a damn good bunch that cannot be wasted!