Life has been rather boring as of late.


That’s not the worst thing in the world during these times.


The discussion has begun about how to resume the major professional league seasons after the outbreak of COVID-19 shut down all sports and prevented some from starting.


Last week, medical officers from major sports leagues participated in a call with Seema Verma, a member of the White House coronavirus task force and administrator for the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services.


The call’s purpose was to discuss how sports play a role in President Donald Trump’s plan to reopen America.


"They just told us what they knew, and told us they were anxious to help in any way they could," Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby told ESPN about the call. "We learned that there were likely going to be a lot more tests available, both the antibody tests and point of contact tests, which was a good thing for all of the pro guys and colleges.“


The PGA is the first league with solid plans to reopen, with a revised schedule that begins with the Charles Schwab Challenge set to take place on June 8 at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas. The first four PGA events will be without fans.


Also last week, Major League Baseball announced it could potentially play a shortened season starting in June with three, 10-team divisions and an 100-game schedule. The National Basketball Association announced it might resume in May, with a championship occurring in late summer or early fall.


In our own state, reopening has been a hot topic of discussion, with several people showing up at the state Capitol Building to protest the lockdown restrictions.


Men clad in Call of Duty-like gear and guns tried to enter the legislative floor, but had to be blocked by state police and Capitol building staff.


There were also people with swastikas ad other hateful symbols during the protest, turning it into some odd statement about southern pride in a global pandemic.


All of these things have gotten me thinking about the choices are country has to make in the coming months. In short: anyone who showed up to the state Capitol — especially in the most ridiculous costumes ever. They are not soldiers. They’re no more than cosplay loons getting ready for Halloween — is un-American in my book.


I saw a picture of a woman screaming in protest in front of a Baskin Robbins. I’d like to show that same picture to medical professionals in Detroit, New York or any other big cities being affected by coronavirus and see what they think.


A soft serve cone is much more important than protecting our fellow man, right?


That was clearly sarcasm, but unfortunately, we live in times where sarcasm could be mistaken for truth — did some people seriously get all dressed up, load up in their pickup truck with oversized wheels and brandish weapons because they couldn’t play golf, take their boat out on the lake or buy some plants from a grocery store?


They sure did. Sounds like a joke.


But it’s not.


Sports leagues should wait to resume play and season-cancellation should remain a viable option. Yes, that hurts to type — sports are what I watch for a living, after all — but it’d be much harder to type all the new obituaries that could come in if another wave of coronavirus cases hits the country upon reopening.


“If we let our desire to prematurely get back to normal, we can only get ourselves right back in the same hole we were in a few weeks ago,” Doctor Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told The New York Times.


Personally, I have tried to use this extra free time constructively: I have been eating healthier, I’ve played more guitar, have written more for fun and have spent a lot more time with my family.


This is a weird situation and I’m not denying that there are some people much more affected than I am who protest because coronavirus restrictions have affected their livelihood.


I went into my favorite restaurant for a pickup order the other day and was shocked to see the lights dim and the bar empty. I can’t imagine what some family-operated restaurants are going through.


That is why we need our government to work toward constructive and unique solutions to unfair problems, rather than support the notion of reopening a country still under fire from coronavirus — for example, the state of Texas reported 1,000 new cases for the fourth-straight day on Sunday, according to state officials.


The thing I always hear people say is, “If you get coronavirus, you’ll probably be okay.” While the number of deaths is low in proportion to the number of cases, people are still dying — I have three grandparents left, who are all in their late 70s or early 80s. I’m not going to take a chance on the word, ‘probably.’ Heck, even a few young people have died from complications due to coronavirus.


So if there’s anyone thinking of heading to Party City for some camouflage and faux body armor, or anyone who just can’t bear the thought of staying in their air-conditioned home for another day, or someone who doesn’t want to put a mask on because they think it’s unnecessary, this column was for you.


If you think you’d probably be alright, then I think you’re probably selfish and impatient.


Stay safe everyone, and let’s pray we can find a solution and maybe even a vaccine.


Until then, you’ll find me at home.


I hope that’s where I’d find you.