On 2020-04-16 4:36 AM, Ubiquitous wrote:
> US - With the suspended or cancelled sports seasons, fans and media
> companies alike are desperate for content. ESPN is featuring
> tournaments of professional athletes playing video games with each
> other and basketballers playing remote games of horse.
Games of horse? I'm not a sports fan by any stretch of the imagination
but I'm not dead either and I've never heard of a game called horse.
> and championship series are being reaired on sports radio stations and
> networks around the country. The distress is getting intense, and,
> according to one study, some Americans are almost ready to settle for
> Sports Illustrated surveyed its online users to gauge where the level
> of desperation is during this crisis. According to the results, 58% of
> American sports fans were "almost willing" to watch an entire soccer
> game if it were new content. This is a huge spike from the .7% that
> Sports Illustrated reported in a similar survey last year.
> "You can only watch reruns and old highlights so much," said one fan.
> "I need to see new games. I'm seriously close to being able to watch
> guys run around a field for an hour and a half and only score one goal.
> It's that bad."
> While interest in the sport scored higher than ever, a slightly higher
> percentage of fans said they'd be more entertained by watching the
> grass grow on the soccer field than actually watching a game.
> Every American should want President Trump and his administration to
> handle the coronavirus epidemic effectively and successfully. Those who
> seem eager to see the president fail and to call every administration
> misstep a fiasco risk letting their partisanship blind them to the
> demands not only of civic responsibility but of basic decency.