This Needs to Work

July 18, 2020

We are used to the playbook of sports in 2020. Empty arenas. Shortened seasons. Duct taped playoff systems. Bubbles. Hub locations. Crown a champion however you can. Try to make back a few of the millions of dollars you’ve lost. Lose less.

But what if doesn’t work. What if the virus gets the better of the best laid plans? What if enough athletes fail to stay healthy enough to make it matter? What if the CDC is right and the worst is yet to come this fall and winter? What if the politics get the better of medical science? What if? What then?

This is about more than the outcomes of games and the crowning of champions. Sports with all its imperfections… is where we begin to take back our lives. This is about the triumph of spirit. This needs to work.

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