See, this is the thing… athletic directors and coaches can tout all they want the safety plans they have in place for the resumption of Fall sports. They can vilify governors and health officials and other “naysayers” until they’re blue in the face. But looming in the background of all this bravado and “life must go on” can-do spirit is a certain ignorance of the unwelcome reality: the virus will likely find a way to mess up their best-laid plans.
Futility abounds on many levels, and patience is in short supply. Chances are most of us are tired and frustrated with having to live with the restrictions of the last 5-plus months. But a forced and rushed return to some sense of normalcy and equilibrium isn’t going to be of much help. Our half-assed response to the virus will continue to prolong the agony.