The COVID-19 coronavirus has turned the world upside down, including the sports world. The need to socially isolate to slow the spread of this disease that attacks the respiratory system has understandably prompted shutdowns of school campuses and athletic spectator events.

We think of it in the same terms and seriousness as a college football player requiring extensive time and care after a catastrophic injury, the kind that can’t be fix in rehab over a few months. The kind that will leave him paralyzed for the rest of his life, assuming he lives. So we all watch and pray, being patient with the delay of the game.