Frustration

June 28th, 2020

Well, it's another Sunday without the League. I'll admit I'm starting to lose count. I was sincerely hoping that we would be back at it by now, finishing up the WINTER 2020 season and trying to figure out what to do with the Summer season. Unfortunately, Arizona appears to be full of people who ain't got no mama. You know, we get it. You're tough, you're standing up to tyranny, you're going to show that virus who's boss. You're also causing people to die and no matter how many times you throw out a mention of the Constitution, nowhere in that document is the "right" to make other people sick. And you're helping this thing drag on way longer that it should have.  

I'll admit that I had hopes that have turned out to be unrealistic. Like many people, I hoped that Arizona's heat would knock down the virus. I thought that after having been cooped up at home for a couple months, people would go out responsibly. I thought that our "leaders" would lead. We now know that the virus is on the verge of becoming completely out of control. And America is absolutely sucking at putting up a fight. Our country has 40,000 new cases a day. The European Union (which has more people than the U.S., lots of different cultures, lots of different languages) has 4,000 new cases a day. That's embarrassing.

As I've said many times, NOBODY ENJOYS WEARING A MASK. I personally hate it but I do it. The main reason I do it is because I don't want to make anybody else sick. I haven't been tested because I don't need to be. I have no symptoms, but maybe I had it (or maybe I still do). I simply refuse to take a chance on getting somebody else sick when all I have to do to prevent that from happening is to wear a mask in public. Another reason is that I want this thing to go away. I want college football in the Fall. I want high-school kids to be able to play sports. And I want to spend 12 hours of my Sundays in the gym interacting with the wonderfully diverse (and occasionally insane) members of the Tucson Basketball League.

Let's all do our part so we can get back on the court as soon as possible, whenever that is. Stay safe and handle your business.