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

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.



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