It’s midnight, and I wanted to say HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Unlike most years, you are probably at home and just with your immediate family. That’s the right thing to do since we are about to hit the darkest days of the current coronavirus pandemic. There are over 3,000 deaths and 200,000 new reported cases daily in the United States. We can expect these numbers to increase over the next month or two, and it’s sad that we are getting numb to it.
Though vaccines are on the way, it may not be until this fall when the United States starts to take control of the pandemic. It will happen, and that is good news. It’s just not going to happen like a light switch.
So, though things are tough right now, I do think we will be able to see games in an arena this year, most likely starting when the Washington Mystics have their 2021 season this summer. Hopefully, the Washington Wizards can have fans at full capacity as well in the 2021-22 season if the vaccine distribution can increase in time.
As for on-court performance, I’m hoping that the Washington Wizards can still make the playoffs this season. If they don’t, then I think they’ll just have to blow it up and start all over. For the Washington Mystics, I want to see them win one more title, somehow, someway with most of the 2019 championship squad set to return.
I wish you all good health, especially now in the days and weeks ahead. If you have the coronavirus or know someone who does, I hope you get well soon.
And to all of you, stay at home when you can. Wear the masks and socially distance when you’re out in public. Wash your hands. Get vaccinated when it’s available to you. We’ll get through the worst of the pandemic this year and a much brighter future is in the horizon.