I've been given a time out.
Benched, though I wasn't involved in the scuffle. I'm just guilty by association, I guess...
I should be used to the sidelines by now, but I'm not. I still want to play, but I should confess that the thought of retiring has crossed my mind. Is it wrong to give up the sport altogether?
Maybe the game will go into overtime... Meanwhile, I can only watch and wait and contemplate how I got here in the first place.