Without Sports We’re Missing the Camaraderie and Hope They Usually Provide

It gives viewers something to rally around and look forward to

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Missing the games and the excitement around them. Kacy Burdette

For most Americans, there were two events that helped indicate that this pandemic was a real thing. One was when Tom Hanks contracted Covid-19. And the second was when Adam Silver had the good sense and great foresight to shut down the NBA season. Sadly, when we look back in history, we may find we have the commissioner of the NBA to thank more than any other public official for waking America up to our new reality, one without basketball, baseball, golf, tennis, soccer, hockey, the Olympics and possibly even football.

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Jonathan Cude is chief creative officer at McKinney.