Life Without Sports — Day 1

I’m depressed. I began the day sort of saying this as a joke, but through the course of the day and as of writing this, I truly believe depression is setting in.

I am 24 years old. I am right on the line of people who remember 9/11 and what happened on that day. However, I don’t remember the sports stoppage which followed; so this is unprecedented territory for myself and people my age — and it fucking SUCKS!

I know this Coronavirus is so much bigger than the sporting world. For many people, this is an actual life-or-death scenario — and we all need to keep them in our thoughts and prayers — but I am going to stick to sports for this because I can’t add anything I didn’t get from another source.

Sports have been one of the biggest things in my life for as long as I can remember, as I’m sure they have been for most of you reading this. Life changes all the time — politics, friends, policies, professions, education, weather, etc. — it all changes. One of the few constants in life is sports and now those are gone for the foreseeable future.

A world without sports means a world without a distraction from the real world. This is one of the true beauties of sports; they offer an escape from the stresses of life and all the messed up things going on in the world, and right now, there’s a lot.

I’m still not sure if it has set-in that we will be without this distraction for the coming weeks, and I’m not sure when it will. However, I am going to try to do my best to make this a daily blog — almost like a series of diary entries — as a coping mechanism. It won’t be an easy few weeks, but I’m sure we can all get through this nightmare together.

Let us know at @the_BRKDWN or @samuel_murphy20 on Twitter how you are coping with the cancellation/postponement of sports. See y’all tomorrow.


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