Mark Zeigler: Why sports fans feel so ungrounded in the age of COVID-19

SAN DIEGO — We haven’t seen blue skies in more than a week, a high band of smoke from wildfires mixing with clouds and the marine layer to create a soupy, eerie haze. The sun looks like Jupiter, an otherworldly orange orb, as it rises and sets through horizontal streaks of clouds, the usual blue and green wavelengths of light refracted by the smoke particles while the reds sneak through to cast an apocalyptic pall.It is disorienting, distressing, dispiriting, discombobulating.The weather matches our mood.If you are a sports fan, you understand. If you have mastered the art of extracting the sp…

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