Thursday Inspiration — Game Over

0F7F2818-EB64-4289-9A3F-750CD9F29E4EYesterday’s Thursday Inspiration theme from Paula Light, “game,” was very timely, in that yesterday was the day we learned that in the United States it’s game over. Most major professional and college sporting events in America have been cancelled or indefinitely suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The NCAA has canceled college basketball’s March Madness tournament. Major League Baseball (MLB) has canceled the rest of spring training and will delay the start of the regular season by at least two weeks. The National Basketball Association (NBA) has suspended professional basketball for at least 30 days.

The National Hockey League (NHL) has put its season on hold, as has Major League Soccer (MLS) and the PGA. Professional tennis has suspended matches through April 20th, and even though NASCAR IndyCar races will still be held, there will be no fans attending.

The economic and social impact of these cancellations and suspensions is going to be enormous. NBA officials are anticipating potentially “losses in the hundreds of millions of dollars across the sport.” And that’s just one sport.

The NCAA March Madness men’s basketball tournament is 15-day, 14-city event that, between media, marketing, broadcasting, ticket sales, gambling, and the rest, generates billions of dollars.

It’s hard to say whether or not these suspensions and cancellations of major sports in America would have happened regardless of the bungled actions of the Trump administration in dealing with this global pandemic, so I’m not going to point the finger of blame at our total incompetent and unfit president. But he certainly hasn’t done anything to help the situation and our country is going to pay a very high price.

9 thoughts on “Thursday Inspiration — Game Over

  1. Paula Light March 13, 2020 / 10:57 am

    We could have been trying to deal with this from the beginning of February if not earlier.

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  2. Jen Goldie March 13, 2020 / 11:07 am

    I’ve been listening to my favourite Sports Radio station all week. They predicted this. Each league dropped their games (Suspended) within hours of each other.
    Broadway’s dark too. The Juno’s as well.The huge Glastonbury Concert in the UK seems ok.
    Diana Ross headling.
    Me? I’m watching videos and knitting LOL OH! and I’m on the Internet. Here and gaming.
    OH and Flying? Find an open border.

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  3. leigha66 March 16, 2020 / 9:16 am

    I feel sorry, for the seniors especially, on the NCAA teams that didn’t get to end their seasons at the tournaments. It is what they play their whole season for. I also heard that a couple of the casinos in Vegas were closing down, I suppose all will follow suit.

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