Right now is quite literally the last time to get cocky, like when DeSean Jackson dropped the ball before actually crossing the goal line into the endzone. That said, I’m sensing a shift in momentum in this battle of ours. For the last month, The Big Cancel has been the 2016 Falcons in the first half of Super Bowl LI, just walkin’ our asses up and down the field. We were down and we were down big — couldn’t even lay a glove. But after finally getting our shit together, we’re now entering the second half and are ready to make an all-time comeback. It was 28-3. Not anymore.
It appears that those across the Atlantic are beginning to feel optimistic enough to begin thinking about life after the virus, as reports coming out of Spain indicate that La Liga, the country’s top soccer division, is “preparing a protocol for clubs’ return to training with three proposed dates for La Liga to restart: May 28, June 6 and June 28.
Matches are expected to be played behind closed doors and European games would take place in parallel or at the end of the domestic season.
The plans were revealed on Tuesday by the president of La Liga, Javier Tebas, who said the possibility of annulling the season was not being considered by Europe’s major leagues. He added there were no plans for Spain’s top-division clubs to play away from their stadiums but that some could be forced to do so because of scheduled building work. [via The Guardian]
While all sports are far less enjoyable without the energy of the fans, if these various professional leagues around the world can figure out a way to safely resume behind closed doors, all the power to them.
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