POLL QUESTION – JULY 26
By Leo Haggerty

WHAT SPORTING EVENT THAT WAS CANCELLED DID YOU MISS THE MOST

It’s Sunday in the Big City.  That can only mean that it’s time for our weekly poll question.

This week’s query that was sent to our staff deals directly with the effect of Covid-19.  And it hits home as you will see.

WHAT SPORTING EVENT THAT WAS CANCELLED DID YOU MISS THE MOST?

You would expect a preponderance of our 11 staff members that responded would have a similar answer.  Check out below and see if that’s the case.  Enjoy.

GABRIEL DIBIASE – NCAA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL ANALYST
The Open Championship.

MIKE GORMAN – GUEST CONTRIBUTOR
The 1st round of March Madness. Missing those obscure schools like the University of California-Santa Cruz Banana Slugs.

JASON RUBIN – AFC EAST CORRESPONDENT
March Madness. Still not over it and maybe never will be.

JEFFREY NEIL FOX – PUBLISHER OF ITS SPORTS MAGAZINE
March Madness. Final Four NCAA Basketball.

WILL SMITH – AFC EAST CORRESPONDENT
Finishing out the NCAA Basketball Conference Championships, and March Madness.

ANGELO DIBIASE – NCAA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL CORRESPONDENT
The Madness!! NCAA tourney.

STEPHEN FOX – PHOTO JOURNALIST
No contest… March Madness. Most exciting tournament of the year where the underdog is always alive.

DAVID ALEXANDER – AFC WEST CORRESPONDENT
I agree with most readers I’ve seen.  The NCAA basketball tournament.

MIKE SIMZAK – AFC NORTH CORRESPONDENT
The European Championships. Even with the new 24 team format diluting the field and the fact that it was going to be in multiple countries, it was set to be a fun tournament and a preview of the 2022 World Cup. Was England going to improve upon their 2018 World Cup Semifinal performance? Who was going to line up for France and were they going to take the mantle from Spain as the new dominant force in Europe? Could Germany arrest their decline and was a resurgent Dutch team for real? Who was going to come out of the Group of Death that featured defending champs Portugal, World Champs France, and the aforementioned Germans? We will never know.

ROB KRIETE – SENIOR WRITER FOR ITS SPORTS MAGAZINE
So far, it has been the Masters.  The pinnacle of PGA events and I miss the drama for a weekend in pursuit of the green jacket.

LEO HAGGERTY – EDITOR FOR ITS SPORTS MAGAZINE
I’m in Tallahassee having lunch at The Olive Garden.  I have a great seat to watch the NCAA Men’s Conference Tournaments swing into high gear.  Then, in the space of a house salad plus a bowl of Angel Hair pasta with a couple of iced teas to wash it all down, the entire tournament is scrapped.  For that reason, with March Madness being wiped out in its entirety, I have to say my “One Shining Moment” in 2020 will be a memorable one.  Sadly, it isn’t not a pretty one.