The Detroit Lions’ offseason program has concluded. There will be no more team meetings, minicamps or media sessions for the next month.
Normally, that would leave NFL fans with five or six weeks to hype up training camp and get ready for the upcoming season. This year, it’s an entirely different feeling.
With the coronavirus currently spreading through both professional and collegiate athletes, there is a sense of dread that we may not be as close to sports returning as originally believed. The situation in southeast Michigan is drastically improving, but in states like Florida and Arizona, the number of cases of COVID-19 continue to rise.
So as fans, we just have to sit here, do our best to contain the virus ourselves, and hope that a month or two from now, the NFL is in a safe enough spot to return to the field. It’s a frustrating feeling, know we’d be normally so close to football, yet acknowledging that we may be further away than ever.
But a lot can happen in six weeks. We’ve got to keep the faith alive, because that’s what being a Detroit Lions fan is all about.
Anyways, in the meantime, we’re going to keep our PODcasts coming, if for no other reason than to maintain a sense of normalcy in an anything-but-normal offseason. So send us any and all of your questions, and we’ll try to answer them on this week’s episode (recording live on Monday night at 8 p.m. ET on our Twitch page).
Send us your questions in the comment section below or via Twitter using the hashtag #AskPOD.
And Happy Father’s Day to y’all.