Bring back sports!
May 27, 2020 | 1203 views | 0 0 comments | 194 194 recommendations | email to a friend | print
I've had the Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend circled on my calendar for probably the last five weeks.

It wasn't for a trip to the beach, a friend’s barbecue or the holiday get-togethers.

No, it was because Sunday marked the first time since the world changed in the middle of March that I sat down for a live sporting event.

Sure, there was the NFL Draft, but I'm talking a game or match that was played on U.S. soil that I had legitimate interest in.

On Sunday, "The Match" between the team of Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning competing against the twosome of Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady lived up to my expectations and then some.

It helps having two of the best golfers of their generation going shot-for-shot and reminding you of their greatness.

However, the element of watching two of the greatest quarterbacks of all time try to handle a sport as challenging as golf proved to be rather entertaining.

Manning held his own, and after some early struggles you could say the same about Brady.

The competition, trash talk and sometimes great golf made for an enjoyable watch.

That said, I had many questions about the elements of the television experience and how things could potentially change.

Was the broadcast unique? Of course. The days of commentators sitting right on top of one another is done for the foreseeable future.

Was it weird having no fans at the event? Yes, to some degree because the great shots were not celebrated. However, did it damper the enjoyment for me the viewer at home? Not in the least.

At the end of the day, sports fans would prefer to attend events in person if they can, but in many cases most are watching on television sets on a night-in, night-out basis.

For the time being, I can certainly get used to watching sporting events with no fans in the stands. The Match provided me with a jolt of hope.

The hope that some good news might soon be on the way for the NBA, NHL and MLB.

I think I speak on behalf of all sports fans out there when I say, we are ready for action. We want our sports back!

The NBA is moving closer and closer to finalizing a plan for continuing its season at the Disney World Resort in Orlando.

Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck may try and pitch Lebron for the Disney version of Space Jam, but in all seriousness, the venue makes perfect sense.

The NHL and MLB are moving closer to releasing details for what exactly they are looking to do, but the wheels appear to be very much in motion.

Will sports look the same as they did before the middle of March? No chance.

However at this point, I'll take what I can get.

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