When sports fans reminisce about the year 2020, it may very likely appear to them as “2*2*” – a year where sports were reduced to marginally important games of modest excitement, in which some of the best players opted out, and others performed in prefect mediocrity with one another.
No, folks, this is the sort of sports year that makes the footnotes of history, but doesn’t get its own Ken Burns-style treatment.
Things are growing so dire, in fact, that it appears as though there may be no NFL season at all on account of the league’s shoddy safety practices.
“We need Football! We need sports! We need hope!” Saints quarterback Drew Brees wrote on Twitter. “The NFL’s unwillingness to follow the recommendations of their own medical experts will prevent that. If the NFL doesn’t do their part to keep players healthy there is no football in 2020. It’s that simple. Get it done @NFL.”
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson said he is concerned because his wife, Ciara, is pregnant.
He wrote: “My wife is pregnant. @NFL Training camp is about to start.. And there’s still No Clear Plan on Player Health & Family Safety. ???? We want to play football but we also want to protect our loved ones. (hashtag)WeWantToPlay.”
This new arrives at the time time that MLB baseball is beginning to return in spurts, also without some key players who have opted out, and missing a team after the Toronto Blue Jays’ plans to travel to the USA and host players from the USA was denied by the Canadian government.