Got a call a couple of weeks ago from my new season-ticket representative.
“Mike, this is (named withheld) new season-ticket representative. How are you today? Just wanted to touch base if you want to renew your season tickets?”
“I think I’m going to hold off until after Cherry and White Day,” I said.
Then the next day came the news that there would be no Cherry and White Day on top of no March Madness on top of no opening day and that Temple football spring practice would be pushed back for two weeks.
In the ensuing days after that, we’ve heard that there would be no spring practice, no spring sports and we might not see baseball until June.
Uncertainty is the word of the day and we are now faced with the real possibility that the season itself could be delayed.
The best-case scenario is that “the curve” of available treatment for the coronavirus will be flattened so that the health care system is not overwhelmed by the summer. That means increased social distancing in addition to constant washing of hands. This virus is super contagious so if you turn the light on to wash your hands, then wash your hands, then turn the light off, you can catch it with the second touch if you didn’t clean the switch surface.
So you’ve got to be constantly aware of your environment.
The most important thing is not sports now but getting to the other side and keeping as many of us healthy as possible. So if you can, quaranteen. If you can’t, wear gloves as much as possible and be aware of cleaning surfaces as well as hands.
That said, I can always renew the season tickets in August. The only good thing about Temple football in a 70K stadium is that practicing social distancing won’t be as hard this fall as, say, at Alabama.
Monday: Business As Usual