2020 has already taken many a joy
Shopping, the movies, the summer event.
Yet it might add another to nasty hit list.
Professional sports, unfortunately, not a ploy.
Cancelled MLB games left and right- I lament!
Fall NCAA sports fate uncertain-please, desist!
The likelihood of a NFL season looking grim…
Browns’ Beckham suggesting the league unready
While preseason was cancelled-say it ain’t so, Odell!
We need something,-anything!-to make fall less dim
This nation already is quite, quite unsteady.
A lack of pigskin will send places to burning hell
For instance, how will Philly remain standing?
Or the Frozen Tundra, football’s promised land?
Having no sports is asking for a lot of troubles
I’m not trying to be overly demanding…
I’m simply urging the leagues save their brands
You really want to brave the 2020 election
Without some dunks, throws and hits?
I think there’s a word for that: batshit insane!
More than ever, during national infection
Sports will save and preserve our wits.
To avoid flushing all of 2020 down the drain.
Though sports are not essential, per se
Not like those workers of the front line
Distraction is a valuable service
When looking back, old and grey
I will say COVID didn’t cross the goal line
Although it did make us extremely nervous.