Well, we made it.
2020 mercifully comes to a close at 11:59:59 tonight.
It was a year full of pain, suffering, loss, heartbreak, adjustment, and abnormality.
But, you know what?
As they always do, sports helped get us through…
January gave us a thrilling Packers playoff victory over the Seahawks.
Greg Gard and the Wisconsin Badgers positioned themselves for a national championship run in February.
Our favorite leagues made the right decisions in the face of adversity in an unforgettable March.
The Packers selected Aaron Rodgers’ heir apparent in April.
Major League Baseball created unprecedented drama, arguing through the month of May.
The Bucks marched in the streets of Milwaukee for social justice in June.
Baseball and basketball came back in July.
The Brewers hung in the playoff race in August.
Aaron Rodgers’ MVP campaign began in September.
NBA and MLB champs were crowned in October.
It was our privilege to see the autumn colors at Augusta National in November.
And how ’bout December?
We got an instant Marquette vs. Wisconsin classic, a Badgers bowl win, and a Giannis supermax.
It was crazy. It was hard. Most of the time, it wasn’t fun.
But, if you’re reading this, you made it through.
We made it through.
And now, we’re all armed with the knowledge that in the face of overwhelming adversity, we can all overcome.
So, here’s to you, here’s to your family and friends, and here’s to sports.
On to 2021.