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COVID-19 is changing how we’re doing some things

Sports may not be around a whole lot for the next month or so, but we will certainly be here

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So unless you’ve been living under a rock these last couple of weeks, you’re well aware that COVID-19, better known as the coronavirus, is here in the United States and people are starting to take notice.

Just today, I’ve seen a number of cancellations in sports from nearly every college championship tournament in basketball to postponing MLB, NHL, NBA and MLS events. In short, sports are going to be in short supply for the next little while.

J. Sam Jones recently wrote a really great article over at our sister site Dirty South Soccer.

It’s now on us, in each of our communities, big and small, Atlanta United and otherwise, to create for and care for each other. In whatever form that may be. We and You are now the Great Distraction. But with that distraction, like any other, is an accompanying hope: If we can hold out just long enough, we’ll get there.

Sports serve as a distraction for many of us, and I think that’s what a lot of us need right now. With that being said, I want FTRS to do something to help, so starting tomorrow, you’re going to be getting some non-traditional offseason content. I’ll be getting things started tomorrow with power ranking Disney Renaissance villains (I just need to do some “research” real quick). Come next week, we’re going to have some really fun content to help distract y’all and us.

This is a weird time for me in particular, because I’ve never really been through something like this, but I think as a people we need to do what we can to band together and take care of each other in whatever way they can. In the meantime, take care of yourself, wash your hands, and avoid touching your face.

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