The Premier League title race is still dead, but considering reanimation

Elite Brandon Williams Jersey For months now, the Premier League title race has been dead. Thoroughly dead. Propped up in the corner of the room, stiff and grey and cold, a peaceful smile upon its frozen face. Condolences have been received, funeral arrangements have been made, and the will has been read: Chelsea are getting the silverware. It’s been dead for so long that, compared to the very much alive relegation, Top Four, and Manchester United vs. Sixth Place battles, it’s almost faded into the background.

And while it鈥檚 not like we can make any grand proclamations after one game 鈥?only five of the six division winners won their first game last year, after all 鈥?that doesn鈥檛 mean we can鈥檛 learn anything on Opening Day.

Elite Kris Bryant Jersey On the other hand, it seems safe to say Nantz means well. He鈥檚 only trying to do something nice that has personal significance in his world.

Yaron Weitzman wrote a detailed feature for The Ringer on Nantz鈥檚 tie-giving tradition. It began with Florida鈥檚 Brewer in 2006, when the two shared a nice moment on the court after the title game. For context, Brewer鈥檚 dad had been dealing with health problems and couldn鈥檛 make the game. Here鈥檚 Nantz with Weitzman:

Here are some lessons about the first day of 2017 baseball, then. Some of the lessons are more important than other lessons, but the most important lesson is that just because one game out of 162 games doesn鈥檛 have to mean everything, that doesn鈥檛 mean it鈥檚 completely devoid of meaning.

Yes, the first pitch of the 2017 season was thrown in a dome, with catwalks and man-made abstractions blocking out our communal source of life, and that was an abomination.