We have officially hit 3rd month crazy times and I don’t mean that in a good way. We are just over a week removed from literally every sport and/or sporting tournament around the world (fingers crossed for the Olympics). In the midst of a worldwide pandemic that has forced everyone into virtual hiding there has one been one saving grace for all of us to make us feel at least a little normal. Enter NFL free agency.
Now, I can honestly say that I don’t think I’ve ever cared, on a whole, this much about free agency. Sure, I keep tabs on the comings and goings of my own personal infectious disease that is the Detroit Lions, but that’s usually the maximum amount of interest I have outside of one or two big stories. But this year has proven to be wildly different. Not just because of the insane amount of moves, but because of the state of the world we are living in. So, I thought I would write a letter to NFL free agency to express my thanks. Here goes….
Dear NFL Free Agency,
First of all, I would like to apologize. I admit that in the past I have taken advantage of you. But the world, more specifically the sports world, as we have known has been thrown into a state of utter chaos. In these dark, sports-less times you have proven to be a steadfast, loyal, and true companion. We, as a collective, were able to count on our notifications of moves both of the large and small variety from our trusted sports news outlets.
You brought joy to our faces when the app logos appeared on our screens to inform us that, among the many many moves made, Stefon Diggs signed with the Buffalo Bills, Darius Slay had been granted a long-anticipated (by him at least) trade to the Eagles, DeAndre Hopkins moved from the Texans to the Cardinals, and the biggest news of all, which prompted one of my favorite videos to come out of this whole mess, especially as a famously life long Bills fan…
This year of free agency proven to be just as volatile and full of rapidly changing landscapes as the outside world surrounding it. Whether it was skill players or the many quarterbacks that have landed in new locations, the NFL as we knew it will prove to look as random and surprising come the start of the season as the world will when we all are able to emerge from our quarantine cocoons.
So, in these coming weeks and months, as we all strive to find a new normal so to speak, I want to profess not only my love to you for maintaining at least one little fraction of simple joy, but also my greatest appreciation for you. And I promise not to neglect you in the future ever again.
Your very grateful fan Katie.
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