We’ve gone from famine to feast.
Not long ago, there were no live sports to watch on television because of the pandemic. Sports fanatics like me would get their fix by watching classic game reruns.
But not anymore. Sports are back with a vengeance. Of course the arenas and stadiums don’t have many people in the stands to avoid potential spread of the coronavirus. But we have all sorts of sports to watch these days in the comfort of our homes.
Take the weekend of Sept. 25-27. We had the National Basketball Association playoffs. We had the final weekend of the regular season in Major League Baseball. We had the National Football League.
But the best thing of all: We had the kickoff of Southeastern Conference football. The mighty SEC opened its season Sept. 26 with a full slate of games. I of course was most interested in my alma mater Auburn’s home game against Kentucky.
My beloved Tigers beat those Wildcats 29-13. So this helped set the tone for a great weekend.
I was also happy to see the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Denver Nuggets to win the Western Conference and advance to the NBA Finals. They’ll play the Miami Heat, winners of the Eastern Conference by ousting the Boston Celtics.
My baseball favorite, the Chicago Cubs, won their division title and prepared for their playoff series against the Miami Marlins.
Yes, we have a full buffet of sports to watch these days. Life is so much better now.