2020, The Year We Are Happy to Leave Behind

The calendar year started off like every other. Sports would be abundant. As the Bacon Brothers penned, “Guess Again”. 2020 would be the year we would happy to leave behind.

Until March, the thing I hated most was the Lady of Spain. Then the world turned counterclockwise. No more weddings, graduations, funerals, and of course, no sports. What is for the greater good?  Confusion reigned Supreme. Who do you believe? I am certainly not getting into the political spectrum of events.

All sports including high school, collegiate, and professional came to a grinding halt. Eventually, pro sports made a return albeit without an “in person” fan base. The loss of revenue is staggering. If the Magic Genie in the Lamp, snaps his fingers and this all goes away, losses will be absorbed for a few years.

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Season tickets that were graciously paid for need to be reimbursed. Pro sports in Philadelphia have, for at least half the teams, have become a train off the track. Show of hands if you want to first in line to re-up your package.

My thoughts go to the collegiate athletes who are hamstrung to follow not only their sports dreams but also their post-collegiate life dreams.

Many, including myself, laughed this off as a political ploy. Easy to say until friends, family, and or co-workers became afflicted. With a vaccine now available, will that return us to pre-pandemic status? Only time will tell. I, for one, will lift my left foot at 11:59 and that will enable me to start 2021 off on the right foot! Just my 2 cents.

A very happy and of course healthy New Year to you and your family from all of us at Edge of Philly. Hello to 2021. 2020 you are the year we are happy to leave behind.

Kevin Neibauer
Kevin Neibauer

Kevin has followed and promoted the game of lacrosse since May 19, 1974.
The same day the Philadelphia Flyers won the Cup, the Philadelphia Wings were introduced to Neibauer and Philadelphia.

Kevin has covered many sports, including baseball, football, basketball, and.. lacrosse. A former licensed football referee and baseball umpire, Kevin brings a unique insight to his game coverage.

A published writer in JustHockey Magazine, Kevin covered the American Hockey League as well as a monthly story on a pugilist where Kevin used the pen name, The Rink Rat. Neibauer turned his attentions to lacrosse for a few years and does his part, whether podcasting or writing to grow the game. Kevin branched out to his roots and currently provides insight for all Philadelphia teams for Edge of Philly as well as his full-time duties with LaxPhilly.