Coronavirus Postpones NBA, NHL, and More
Within the past couple of weeks, several steps have been taken to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus. The virus has stoped major sports organizations throughout the United States. These include the NBA, NHL, MLB, and many more.
It is essential to take the right steps to curtail the virus. Still, it has been wild to see the range of things that it has gone to effect. Hopefully, there will be an effort made to seek some alternative that would allow for employees of the various leagues to receive employment or pay.
The effort to Pay Out-of-Work Employees
There have already been a few people throughout the NBA that have helped this cause. Dallas Mavericks head-coach Mark Cuban spoke of possible opportunities for employees to receive pay for volunteer work. NBA stars, Zion Williamson and Giannis Antetokounmpo, donated money to help pay for their team’s employees’ salaries during the suspension of the NBA.
It would be nice to see other players and especially team owners who have the money throughout the NBA and other leagues, take note of these acts and follow suit. Although not as serious of a topic, it is still pretty unfortunate to have a minimal amount of sports to watch at the moment.
What Sports Left to Watch
This past weekend the UFC held fights in Brazil with no fans. This received criticism, and as a result, the next three events of the UFC have been postponed indefinitely. The next event for the UFC is now scheduled for nearly a month from now on April 19th.
If you are still interested in watching sports, then you are in luck because there are a few options. There are mainly soccer games, as well as few rugby games taking place throughout the upcoming week. Soccer leagues that have upcoming games are in areas such as Turkey, Russia, and Argentina.
If you are craving some sports to watch, ESPN will be streaming replays of games all of tomorrow. There will be a range of sports covered, including the MLB, college hoops, Soccer, the XFL, and many more. It’s nothing new, but watching sports is a decent option for something to do while on lockdown when dealing with Coronavirus.
Other sports-related options to get you by during this time include watching sports-related films, documentaries, or TV shows. Some possible ideas for classic sports movies to watch are Slap Shot Money Ball and Miracle. One of the top documentary series out there that you should definitely watch if you haven’t or even if you have is 30 for 30.
Some weirder alternatives if you are a sports fan or are in one of the states where sports gambling is legal are horse races. Betting on these races is offered on websites such as FanDuel. Along with this, ESPN had WWE listed under sporting events that they were streaming tonight.
Coronavirus is an unfortunate situation to deal with, but hopefully, we can get past this problem sooner rather than later. It is nice to see players and coaches beginning to help to provide pay for employees during these times, and hopefully, the trend can continue.
While Safety is the primary concern at the moment. It is always fun to attend a game, throw on one to watch, or be a fan of sports in general. Along with this, I’m sure athletes throughout the country and the world alike are sad to see this postponement, but hopefully, things will change soon.
What are your guy’s thoughts though?
What are some things you’ve been doing to deal with the suspension of a majority of sports? How do you think the leagues will further react to the virus? And when do you think major sporting events will return?