The Week contest: No sports
This week's question: Because of public health concerns, it's possible that the NFL, MLB, and NBA might be benched until 2021. Please come up with a psychological term to describe the shock and despair felt by many Americans as they awaken to the reality of a year without sports.
THE WINNER: "Hooplessness"
Michael Rouse, Troy, Michigan
SECOND PLACE: "Postsportum depression"
John Munsch, Boulder, Colorado
THIRD PLACE: "Restless leagues syndrome"
Laurel Rose, Pittsburgh
"Empty net syndrome"
Clare Christiansen, Oak Harbor, Washington
"Major league depression"
Joe Ayella, Wayne, Pennsylvania
Janine Witte, New Hope, Pennsylvania
Jennifer Kitchin, New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Ken Ream, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
"Seasonless affective disorder"
Mary Jo Astrachan, Oneida, New York
Rick Torrence, The Village, Oklahoma
"Three strikes your bout of depression"
Patty Oberhausen, Fort Wayne, Indiana