The format of a My Take is 150 words – no more, no less – to express an opinion on a different topic each week. This week’s topic was where were you when the pandemic began?
Where were you when the world started to shut down? I was sitting in a bar with friends, having just wrapped up what would be our last ball hockey game for a long time.
The bar was noisy and full of life. But as we sat there, sipping on cold beers, complaining about the referees, news began to trickle in that the NBA was suspending its regular season.
The alerts lit up our phones, almost simultaneously. We were mostly in shock, refusing to believe our eyes, completely and utterly unaware that it would turn into a two-year affair.
We nervously discussed what it would mean for other sports. What did it mean for us and ball hockey? Well, it didn’t take long for every organization to follow in the NBA’s footsteps.
The best part is we thought it would only be a few weeks.