All my apocalyptic tendencies toward sport -- mostly from covering the NFL, but other stuff, too -- were sorely tested the other day.
An ambitious web site, medium.com, asked me to wax profoundly on the question of whether we -- we? -- should ban sports. They handed me the symbolic plunger of 500 words and said, go for it, big guy.
Then I had the vision of a nice May day, in the company of a few friends or relatives, sitting behind right field at New Shea, my hands clutching a hero from Mama's of Corona, watching Juan Lagares go back on a fly ball.
It was the moment of truth.
Seven philosophical souls got to express themselves on the subject of whether sports should be totally banned.
Readers are urged to give their opinions -- NOT HERE but on the site, after reading the contents in the link below:
4/3/2015 03:41:58 am
4/3/2015 10:25:43 am
Bruce, you as a Canadahooskie noticed, Truth be told, I hardly watch hockey, but I didn't want to lump it in with NFL or NBA. I love my time covering the Islanders, and expect to do some reprises in their final days, weeks, in the Coliseum this spring, so I just stayed away. GV
4/3/2015 10:31:05 am
4/3/2015 12:57:43 pm
Bruce, you got me. I wouldn't blow up hockey if I had my hand on the plunger., Pierre Larouche, one of my absolute favorites, once described playing pond hockey in the dark -- by the sound. Hockey makes the cut!!! GV
4/3/2015 01:25:07 pm
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“I don’t think people understand how Covid affects older Americans,” Mr. Caretti said with frustration. “In 2020, there was this all-in-this-together vibe, and it’s been annihilated. People just need to care about other people, man. That’s my soapbox.”
---Vic Caretti, 47, whose father recently died of Covid at 85.
---From an article by Paula Span, who covers old age for the NYT, which currently has 2646 comments, the majority criticizing the American public – and public officials – for acting as if the pandemic is “over.”
Classic wishful thinking, at a lethal level.