Story By: Erin Zollars
Photos By: Sol Tucker
I must admit looking at the calendar back in January, no one would have convinced me that pro sports that matter would all be jammed into a 90 day window. Starting this week all of the major sports conferences will get back into gear and seasons will kick off like the WNBA in what is sure to be a whirlwind set of days and months of things to keep up with.
The biggest question what is it all worth? Worth tons of money, yes? Worth watching, more than likely.. but is it really worth having these teams back under these shortened circumstances? Some say yes, others say all of the old records that perhaps could be broken in some of these seasons ahead should come with an asterisk next to the stats.
Who wants to see a player hit .455 to end the MLB season? What about a team that could have made a huge run in the season and now could be totally out in a matter of weeks? All of these are questions that have fans asking.. are we just watching for something to be back on tv? Or, are we really wanting to see sports and things we are accustomed to just bring back a sense of normalcy to the new norm as we know it. Only time will tell and by this weekend, games will be played, dunks will be back and all new titles will be awarded just after a few months. Different? Yes! Needed? To be determined.
Anyway we look at it, the role of sports is huge, but this time its not the same. No fans, no beers, fake crowd noise.. all for what? Let’s hope we don’t have to stop mid season for any of these and reconsider why this was being done in the first place.