Classic Sporting Events Do Next to Nothing For Me
Sports are completely gone until mid-May at the earliest. Some people believe that it will not be until June before we have sports again. There are a few things to quench our thirst though. The NFL Draft is here in the final week of April. NFL announced yesterday they will be releasing their schedule before May 9th. Roger Goodell says it is not COVID-19 related, but I believe he knows there are no other sports out there now. He can extend his reach by releasing the schedule a week or two after the NFL Draft. To keep sports fans, local and national, happy, classic games are on television. Despite being a massive sports fan, I have yet to watch a single game.
Part of me tried to figure out why I’m not watching sports right now. Do I miss it? Absolutely. Did I drive by Miller Park on Sunday afternoon and think the parking lot should have been full of Brewers-Cubs fans? Yes, I did. Hell, I’ve started to bet on horses. But watching classic games doesn’t seem to do much for me. There could be some fun content angles, but mostly, people know the outcome and know the results. They lived through it once, why the desire to live through it again.
My girlfriend is usually pretty good about watching sports with me. I’ve subjected her to many different Bucks, Brewers and Marquette games over the years. But I’m not trying to spin, ‘Hey let’s watch this game from 10 years ago.’ I want to spend time with her when we’re not working from our makeshift offices, therefore, these classic games do not allow that to happen. We do have another television, but it’s smaller and in the same room as my office and gym. I’d prefer to hang out with her and binge whatever we’re watching that night.
There are some entertaining games on the docket in the next few days. For some reason, football rewatchables feel easier than basketball or baseball. Packers-Vikings 2010 Sunday Night game is on NBCSN on Thursday night, and the great Packers-Saints game of 2011 is on Saturday night. I might DVR those for a later time when I”m yearning for football to come back. It takes a special type of game for me to watch at this point.
The ratings don’t agree with me though. Per the Sports Business Journal, 427k people watched the replay of Rams-Chiefs on Monday which outperformed First Take that day. People miss sports. I miss it too, but I’m coping it with it in a different fashion.