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The Sports Impact of COVID-19

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1 minute ago, Dilbert said:

So this is it. We're gonna experience the day after the MLB All Star game for at least the next 30 days, except no ESPY Awards. Life is gonna be boring.

 

Boring would be good, actually. I'm waking up every morning with increasing dread.

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4 minutes ago, Dilbert said:

So this is it. We're gonna experience the day after the MLB All Star game for at least the next 30 days, except no ESPY Awards. Life is gonna be boring.

 

Better safe than sorry. At this point, teams that were planning on logo/uniform changes should just release what they have so we'll have something to talk about aside from this.

 

Yeah, I thought this was overblown a week ago but I was wrong. Eh, I'll take being wrong over being dead.

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1 minute ago, Dilbert said:

Life is gonna be boring.

 

Life is going to be what you make it.  Great time to catch up on some streaming video, read some books, play video games, etc.

 

If your life revolves around live sports and related media, this is a great opportunity to expand your horizons.

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2 minutes ago, CherryMX said:

 

Life is going to be what you make it.  Great time to catch up on some streaming video, read some books, play video games, etc.

 

If your life revolves around live sports and related media, this is a great opportunity to expand your horizons.

Thank god for sports video games I guess. I'll have to see how far I can take my expansion Seattle Pilots in the NHL for the foreseeable future. 

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5 minutes ago, CherryMX said:

 

Life is going to be what you make it.  Great time to catch up on some streaming video, read some books, play video games, etc.

 

If your life revolves around live sports and related media, this is a great opportunity to expand your horizons.

Maybe I can finally get through the last season and a half of the Sopranos now.

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Well, thank god for everything else in the world because it's going to be a tough 2 and a half weeks for all sport fans out there.

 

I'm glad that all organizations did the right thing here. This is scary stuff. This isn't like 9/11 where you had time to grieve and then play returned as a way to get back to normal. This is a very fluid situation and things are going to be worst before they get better.

 

I do offer this for those like me that were looking forward to March Madness: It creates one of the greatest what if scenarios that I can ever think of.

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I guess it's a good thing I went to those Gopher hockey games over the weekend...

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14 minutes ago, Dilbert said:

So this is it. We're gonna experience the day after the MLB All Star game for at least the next 30 days, except no ESPY Awards. Life is gonna be boring.

 

Maybe we’ll spend that month getting our priorities straight. Personally, and as a nation. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lol. Sure we will 🙄

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3 minutes ago, Seadragon76 said:

I'm glad that all organizations did the right thing here. This is scary stuff. This isn't like 9/11 where you had time to grieve and then play returned as a way to get back to normal. This is a very fluid situation and things are going to be worst before they get better.

 

It feels very much like a natural disaster without a disaster to react and respond to. Civil society isn't set up for everyone to stay at home and avoid one another; it all only actually works if we do things like buy things from one another, get money, get taxed on that money, and so forth.

 

I've been coping with a life without sports by watching a lot of old pro wrestling. Amazon Prime Video at one point (and maybe still does) have NBA season wrap-up videos that are fun to watch. I've got some books underway. Until my Internet gives out, I should be just fine. Ish.

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1 minute ago, mungojerry311 said:

Is the MLB season going to go ahead, just without fans? I haven't heard anything about that yet that I know of.

 

Delaying it for two weeks.  

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Baseball seems like the one team sport with the least physical contact between players, but they should still not play. 

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NASCAR and the PGA will continue to play as planned:

 

 

 

The UFC has been silent on this matter.  

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I tried creating a Knicks and Jazz custom jersey with Covid as the NOB and number 19 and it won’t allow me to.

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It will certainly be weird without sports but I don't think it will be as bad as some are making it out to be. It will be a great time to catch up on other things or maybe even invest that time into a new project. It is a complete cliché but some things are just more important than entertainment. 

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9 minutes ago, Corvus said:

Baseball seems like the one team sport with the least physical contact between players, but they should still not play. 

 

It would help the Astros to have the 2020 season canceled for good, probably.  

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As a Baylor fan, I can at least claim Baylor would have won March madness, like how expos fans claim 1994.

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