By Alex Gonzalez
After months of waiting and pondering, we’re finally going to get sports back.
It feels weird to say that because I’m just waiting for something to happen involving COVID-19 to cancel everything again. With what is going on with the NBA and the MLB, it seems like they are going to start on time without any complications.
There are just a few other things that concern me. One is the decision by CIF Commissioner Rob Wigod, who is going to have a virtual press conference on Monday, announcing the 2020-21 sports year.
From what I’ve been hearing, the chances of having Fall sports are slim to none. I don’t want to think that, but I’m more worried about the players, coaches, and staff’s health and safety than an actual season in the Fall. Being realistic, if students are not going to be allowed to attend class at school, what makes you think they’ll make an exception to play sports. It won’t happen.
However, some states on the East coast, like New Jersey, are going to have Fall sports but won’t start until October 1. California could be following in the footsteps of most states where they are pushing contact sports, including football and soccer, to the Spring. These are some weird times in 2020, and we’d have to wait and see from the Commissioner’s decision.
I hope that California sports won’t be canceled entirely in the Fall. Doing that will make every high school senior miss out on countless memories. Just don’t follow what some college leagues are doing and canceling them outright, and we’ll be fine.
With both the MLB and NBA starting their seasons around the same time, my question is which sport or team will get the most attention. The Lakers and Clippers are the top two teams in the West and have their eyes set on a championship. I guess I can say that about the Dodgers as well, but seeing them crash and burn in the playoffs the last three years, I’m not going to get my hopes up. Thanks a lot, Houston, for cheating in 2017.
In the end, we are going to get sports back. We’re finally going to have something to look forward to and not a movie on Netflix. Let’s hope that COVID-19 is not going to get in the way and cancel everything again like it did in March.
That’s where I’m going.