So Now What?

So… this is all just happening, huh? We’re just… not doing sports anymore? Sports are cancelled?

What a world we live in. Not even referring to the world currently experiencing a global pandemic. I’m talking about the world that is coming to the harsh reality that we NEED sports in order to function.

In the last 90 minutes, 4 people have just left my office. No explanation, no cough, just got up and left. And typically this is something I’d make a mental note of to silently hold against them forever, despite the fact I’ll likely do the same thing before the month is over. But not this time. This time, I totally get it.

I’m empty inside. Having my phone buzz, not for a text, but for update after update of every NCAA Conference Tournament being cancelled will do something to a person. It’s death by a thousand cuts.

The worst part, despite each notification, a glimmer of light continued to show through. The Big East. A beacon of hope. Proof that if you stand for nothing, you fall for anything. A conference so religiously based, that I actually considered going to church again for a moment.

Then…

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And just like that, it’s over.

So now what? Do we gamble on Madden? Not opposed.

Do I go outside? I could, but I’m low on SPF 70.

Do I read a book? Last time I did that, my parents paid $200k to a school, I don’t want to take that risk on their behalf again. The stock market is plummetting, and I’m not sure what their finances look like.

So I don’t have the answer.

I know, you were hoping for direction, but I am without a map.

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You were looking for light, but my roommate hasn’t paid the electric bill in three months.

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And if not light now, at least light at the end of the tunnel. But unfortunately that’s just a detailed painting on the side of a mountain.

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I have nothing to give but my words.

I just hope that’s enough.

 

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