I need to speak about masks, as a result of it looks like a sizzling matter proper now, and there aren’t numerous sizzling matters in sports activities in the intervening time. I imply, I love Michael Jordan as a lot as anyone, however I’m bored of all these strained debates about Michael Jordan. He was an ideal basketball participant, possible the best who ever was. Do we actually need to argue this? It’s like listening to folks argue about pizza, or sunshine. Jordan’s nice! The top.
Again to the masks. Right here’s my take: if Yogi Berra needed to spend all these years behind the plate sporting a masks, and the chic hockey goalie Ken Dryden wore a masks, and Darth Vader did, too, I can deal with sporting a masks once I’m going to be out in public round different folks, and particularly once I’m procuring inside a retailer. It isn’t my favourite factor, however I can do it.
Do you suppose Darth Vader threw a match when he acquired to Costco and so they advised him to maintain his masks on? No, he didn’t. Darth acquired his two-pound jar of cheese puffs and left.
I agree that sporting a masks is unusual. It was bizarre to see these images of soccer gamers in masks on the bench this weekend. It isn’t my ultimate state of affairs, both. Take a look at that lovable little drawing of me that runs with this Journal column. You suppose I take pleasure in masking up that good-looking mug with a masks?
(I’ve not seemed like that drawing in at the least 10 years.)
I get it. Carrying a masks is awkward. It may really feel restraining. Uncomfortable. When you have glasses, your glasses fog up. I nonetheless do not know if I’m placing it on appropriately. Half the time I feel I’m sporting it inside out. I even have a bandanna, which immediately turns me into the world’s most pathetic stagecoach robber. If I attempted to rob a stagecoach proper now, all of the folks within the stagecoach would simply chuckle and inform the horses to clip-clop away.
However now I’ve choices. At this level, you’ll be able to just about purchase a masks with something on it. Would you like a Pink Floyd “Darkish Aspect of the Moon” masks? Those exist. You desire a Georgia Bulldogs masks? You have many options. You desire a masks that has cute little illustrations of child goats on it? It’s a real thing. My 5-year-old has a pink masks with magic unicorns on it, and he or she loves it!