Have you ever been in a relationship with someone you loved, when out of the blue, they say, “Honey, I think we should take a break. I need some space to sort things out.”? At first you are heartbroken but as time passes, you start having fun enjoying the single life with your new-found freedom. You have regular dates but nothing too serious and have your entire summer planned out. Then again, out of the blue, she (it’s usually a girl) shows up. “Hey honey, I missed you. I think I am ready to be with you now.” Yep, how convenient.
So obviously, she was not having as much fun with the separation as you were. For her, the grass wasn’t greener on the other side. Unfortunately, you had made plans that did not include her, so her showing up throws a wrench into the mix. Yes, you love her but you are just not ready for her at this time.
Well if you understand that scenario, you will understand my mixed feelings over the news that the NHL and the owners have ended their labor dispute. This means that they would play the remaining 48 or so games instead of scrapping the entire season. I guess they figured that a half year’s revenue is better than no revenue.
I am an avid hockey fan so I should be pleased if not excited about having some games this season, right? Well not really. You see the thing is, I have since moved on. I made plans that did not include sitting down for a few hours watching hockey. I have home renos and family stuff. Maybe I am not that avid I guess. I was hoping that they would have called the season and made plans for next year. But no, here they are with 48 or so games to tantalize us.
I am also unhappy that millionaires are taking the sport out of sports with their greed for more millions. At the end of all this, we the fans are the losers. Not the overpaid players and not the fat cats who own them. Lost revenue has to be recouped and I’m sure it won’t be done by a decrease in someone’s pay. No sir, we will pay. Just watch.
And honey, I’m sorry but you just can’t show up when you feel like it. You are toying with my emotions here. What am I gonna do now? I have already made plans and I just can’t fit you into my schedule right now.
Just my take.