If you’re a sports fan than second-guessing comes natural because it’s what we do.

Football coach calls a play that does not work and right away we scream “What were you thinking, that play had no chance.”  Baseball player ends a rally when he’s caught stealing and we yell, “You can’t steal off that guy, he has a great arm.”

Of course we only do this when things go wrong for our teams.  When those plays work we casually suggest that we would have done the same.

Here in New Jersey we have made an art form out of second-guessing Gov. Murphy for the restrictions he has put in place on many businesses and the less than rapid approach he has taken to reopening the state.

I’m among the many who have done this although I will admit he has all the information and science and all I have is an opinion and most of you likely know what they say about that....” opinions are like ______, everyone has one.”

So without further ado here are some of my opinions:

  • We are not even close to getting out of this and the truth it the coronavirus might be something we have to deal with for a long time.
  • With summer approaching the masses are not going to stay inside, even if the numbers of those with the virus spike again.
  • I don’t want to hear essential and non-essential used any longer. To the person who owns a business and those that work there everything is essential.
  • The focus now should not necessarily be on business categories but rather which ones can open and operate with social distancing and other safety measures.
  • It’s a joke that you can go into a Wal-Mart with a 100 people in line to buy clothing and sports equipment but you can’t go into a clothing or sports store with five people in the place to make the same purchase.
  • High schools should have been allowed to present plans on alternative graduation ceremonies instead of a blanket “they’re not allowed.”
  • The bottom line is there is no 100% way to combat this and have any quality of life so let’s just learn to live with it around us and hope that in time something is developed.
  • Even if you disagree with the mandates you simply can’t on your own decide to break the law. That gym owner in Camden County should be fined and closed down until other gyms are allowed to open.


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