Let me start this off by saying that I never thought I’d be typing this. But here we are.
We miss you.
Life has took an unexpected turn, a turn that took you away from us. At this time, you had to take a back seat. You aren’t important right now. We are in a crisis with a virus. Stopping the spread of this thing is the most important thing for many us right now.
But damn we miss you.
And we realized how deeply we under-appreciated you.
We are five days in from you being taken from us and it looks like we have a lot more to go.
We are now confused because when we needed you most, you were taken away. You are the one we usually ran to in times of crisis, when we needed to get our minds off the harsh realities of the world, you were there. You cheered us up. You occupied our minds just enough for the world to feel fine. You kept our sanity in check.
When you got taken from us, It opened my eyes because I’ve never experienced something like this. The world has stopped, literally. We are trying to pickup the pieces and figure a way to get through it. People are confused.
You being gone made me realize a couple things.
It made me realize how unimportant you were in the grand scheme of things but at the same time, it made me realize you are one of the most important things there are.
I know that sounds confusing, so let me explain.
You are unimportant because you can be stopped when the world is going through a pandemic. Getting home to watch the game is the least of our priorities.
But you are so important because so many people relied on you to get through their days. A medicine to anxiety. Myself included. At this time, i need you more than ever. This thing has me and many other people nervous. I wish i could turn on the TV and watch the Miami Heat give us a heart attack, or make a joke about how the Panthers have games in hand. You kept us normal. You kept us sane. You kept us entertained.
Now the world isn’t normal and you’re gone, we don’t know when you’ll be back but when you are, I think we will appreciate you differently.
So let me end this by saying it again, we miss you.
Love, Sports fans around the world.