The sports community is in agony. March is one of the best sports months of the year, but now it’s all in jeopardy.
The coronavirus has sparked nation-wide fear – and for good reason. The unknown elements of the virus aren’t worth the risk of sports being played at the moment. After all, public health is by far the main priority at this time.
Along with other major conferences, the Big East decided to cancel its tournament on Thursday. But the Big East didn’t make it official until halftime of the Creighton-St. John’s tournament contest, meaning the fans at the game had to learn the news while sitting in the stands.
One fan in particular – the Red Storm’s mascot, otherwise known as Johnny Thunderbird – didn’t take the news too well. In a now viral photo, Johnny Thunderbird was captured sitting all alone at Madison Square Garden:
Greatest image in the history of sports. pic.twitter.com/AoRfaDZCVf
— Tougher Than A Quarantine With Your In-Laws (@smokingmusket) March 12, 2020
This just about sums up how we all feel right now. The past 24 hours have felt like an entire week.
The NCAA Tournament hasn’t been cancelled or postponed just yet – but even that seems inevitable at this point. Hopefully, the sports hiatus won’t last too long.
In a moment where people needs sports now more than ever, the unfortunate reality is we won’t have them for the foreseeable future.