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Even worse...
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China Open in Beijing from March 30-April 5 postponed.

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O Really wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:49 am
Even worse...
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China Open in Beijing from March 30-April 5 postponed.
This entire subforum will soon be de facto closed due to COVID-19 :( , and the sports channels will be entirely reruns.
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Not sure this has been reported yet, but there is devastating news out of the USAPA

https://www.usapa.org/usa-pickleball-st ... ronavirus/

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billy.pilgrim wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:09 am
Not sure this has been reported yet, but there is devastating news out of the USAPA

https://www.usapa.org/usa-pickleball-st ... ronavirus/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKcAYMb5uk4

Every crisis brings out victims that you never knew of or even imagined exist. Originally a children's backyard game, pickleball is essentially tennis with a wiffle ball.
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Vrede too wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:22 am
billy.pilgrim wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:09 am
Not sure this has been reported yet, but there is devastating news out of the USAPA

https://www.usapa.org/usa-pickleball-st ... ronavirus/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKcAYMb5uk4

Every crisis brings out victims that you never knew of or even imagined exist. Originally a children's backyard game, pickleball is essentially tennis with a wiffle ball.
didn't know that it had a name - we had a badminton net and a small baseball diamond in the back yard. The badminton games often evolved to include whiffle balls and bats.

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Vrede too wrote:
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O Really wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:49 am
Even worse...
SNOOKER

China Open in Beijing from March 30-April 5 postponed.
This entire subforum will soon be de facto closed due to COVID-19 :( , and the sports channels will be entirely reruns.
Yeppers. CBS this morning is running some re-run basketball game. That's really pathetic when you think about it.

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O Really wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:14 pm
Vrede too wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:20 am
O Really wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:49 am
Even worse...
SNOOKER

China Open in Beijing from March 30-April 5 postponed.
This entire subforum will soon be de facto closed due to COVID-19 :( , and the sports channels will be entirely reruns.
Yeppers. CBS this morning is running some re-run basketball game. That's really pathetic when you think about it.

Time to come up with something new. Athletes need to compete and the rest of us need to imagine that we coulda been contendas

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billy.pilgrim wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:33 pm
Time to come up with something new. Athletes need to compete and the rest of us need to imagine that we coulda been contendas
2020: The year that high diving, singles figure skating, solitaire, hopscotch and pole dancing became breakout TV sports.

Others?
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Vrede too wrote:
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billy.pilgrim wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:33 pm
Time to come up with something new. Athletes need to compete and the rest of us need to imagine that we coulda been contendas
2020: The year that high diving, singles figure skating, solitaire, hopscotch and pole dancing became breakout TV sports.

Others?
SCUBA races
Bear Grylls Solitary Adventures
One-person per side volleyball
Singles practice wall tennis
Shadow boxing

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O Really wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:39 am
SCUBA races
Bear Grylls Solitary GoPro Adventures
One-person per side antiseptic infused volleyball
Singles practice wall tennis
Shadow boxing
:thumbup: Now I'm really excited for the season!

Survivor: The Winner Gets It Last - "this time, it's real immunity"
The Bachelor - no one else, just The Bachelor.
NASCAR,
dammit
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I'm not sure why NASCAR cancelled - it's not like they've had anybody in the stands anyway. :lol:

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I'm not sure why NASCAR cancelled - it's not like they've had anybody in the stands anyway. :lol:
I didn't know. I guess TV revenue ain't enough.
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O Really wrote:
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I'm not sure why NASCAR cancelled - it's not like they've had anybody in the stands anyway. :lol:
I didn't know. I guess TV revenue ain't enough.
Obviously I was joking somewhat, although their in-person attendance really has been way down. But it still takes a pretty big crowd of competitor teams to put on their show.

When the limit on crowd size gets under 500, 200 or so, it's hard to keep anything much going. And it's not just the effect on sports and spectators, either. There was a "three-day-run" scheduled for this weekend here that raised money for charities. Last year there were 2,500 competitors and $110,000 raised for area charities. The TPC, cancelled this weekend at Ponte Vedra FL, was expected to raise close to $10 mill for 300 charities in NE Florida, up from $9 mill last year. Sports events will return, but that charity money's not coming back.

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O Really wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:45 pm
Obviously I was joking somewhat, although their in-person attendance really has been way down. But it still takes a pretty big crowd of competitor teams to put on their show....
The wimpy slackers can pump their own gas and change their own tires like we normal Americans do.
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The wimpy slackers can pump their own gas and change their own tires like we normal Americans do.
Maybe they're not slackers - just people from Oregon and NJ.

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For real - ESPNN is playing a re-run - re-run of the 2019 ACL Pro College Cornhole Invitational. We're all doomed.

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Local TV sports reported on an amateur disc golf tournament. That's it. Weather chick had to fill in the rest of his time, I guess, since she chatted on about distancing life in her neighbourhood.

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O Really wrote:
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Vrede too wrote:
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The wimpy slackers can pump their own gas and change their own tires like we normal Americans do.
Maybe they're not slackers - just people from Oregon and NJ.
"normal Americans" :D
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Sports today on CBS, Fox, ESPN and FoxSports included re-run college basketball, re-run NFL games, dodgeball, boxing and "wrestling" re-runs, cherry-pit spitting (for real!), re-run arm wrestling championship from 2016, re-run eating championships (brats and burgers), re-run X Games, and dick-measuring contests. (OK, I made the last one up, but the others were really on TV)

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Rewatching 2016 Cubs Dodgers NLCS game 4.

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