My Thoughts

Our existence, for the most part, is sports-driven. The current worldwide medical crisis has rendered sports as temporarily non-existent.

If you are similar to me, the weekend is all about sports. Whether professional, collegiate, amateur or watching your child on the field. Suddenly, in less than 48 hours, that was taken from us. Any logical person understands the validity and concern.

Why do we elect our officials? To take care of matters of state and, protect, us as citizens. Keeping it in sports terms, world leaders have decided to “drop back ten and punt”. Knee jerk reactions could prove deadly… let’s put the world of sports, on hold.

So, no sports, movies or live entertainment… a vast majority of us actually survived a non-sports weekend. Maybe, just maybe, this takes us back to a far younger time… when families played board games… maybe, sat and talked.

While this is a frightening time in this ever-changing world, maybe our humanity will surface. Buy what you need, not everything on the shelves… share the hardship, don’t add to it. Check on your elderly neighbor who is bedridden or infermed.

Perhaps, we as humans learn antiquated things such as… card games… watching movies as a family…

Am I far off with this? I think not… schools shut down… read a book… look at the few positives… perhaps an end to bullying? Getting to know that woman sitting on a sofa… find out that is actually a kind person… who just happens to be your significant other. Bonding with a troubled son or daughter… maybe a game of catch or mom or dad showing how to play wall ball.

This is a time for concern, maybe panic. Also a time for reflection and self-awareness. Be vigilant, and smart… and, open your heart and mind to others… you may just find that not all people are what you detest.

Just my .02

Gary Groob
Gary Groob

Gary Groob has been involved with Lacrosse for the majority of his life, whether playing, coaching, or covering the sport for the media.

An avid fan, with a real drive about helping to “grow the game”, Gary became part of podcasts about the game in 2010. Through the podcasts, Mr. Groob was given an opportunity to write about lacrosse, and the rest as they say, is history.

Through many miles (flying and driving) Gary has made inroads with the National Lacrosse League, Major Series Lacrosse League, the Ontario Lacrosse Association, as well as the Arena Lacrosse League, covering the leagues, their teams, and players, working for, and in concert with all of them.

In the year 2020, Mr. Groob was made the media person for the Arena Lacrosse League, voted onto the board of directors of the Brampton Excelsiors Lacrosse Club, as well as being made administrator of the Lacrosse page “Global Lacrosse” with a membership of 9000 members in over 90 Countries. Gary was also made an administrator of Lacrosse History Past Present and Future in 2022.

Mr. Groob co-hosts a weekly Lacrosse show on Spanglish Sports World, and ZingoTV channel 250, as well as writes a weekly lacrosse column for La Portada Canada News (both in print, and online).

Gary also hosts a Lacrosse talk show and podcast for The Edge of Philly Sports Network, seen live Sunday nights at 9pm (ET), and archived on the Edge of Philly YouTube page, as well as Spotify.

Mr. Groob’s other sports interests include Hockey, Football, Boxing, Wrestling, and Baseball, competing competitively in Boxing and Wrestling for many years.