Life Without Sports — Day 4

Well folks, 6:00 p.m. ET on Selection Sunday has come and gone, and we don’t have a bracket. A small, small part of me kind of held out hope we would still set one and potentially play later in the year, but it’s on to the 2020-21 college basketball season.

Since we last met, everything has officially been canceled or postponed at least past the month of March. Golf is gone, The Masters is postponed, NBA, NHL and all collegiate spring sports are suspended indefinitely, making the best month of the sports calendar the worst in our lifetime.

The PGA Tour suspending the PLAYERS Championship and the rest of the season for the foreseeable future was something I didn’t expect. I figured being outdoors in warmer climates would be perfect to fight the virus based off the little knowledge I have, but I understand the PGA didn’t have much of an option.

As I’ve reflected on how I should spend these coming weeks without sports, I’ve grown to respect the hell out of the people who go through their life on a daily basis without sports.

What do they do? Do they gamble or bet on anything? Do they experience anything like the rush of a backdoor cover, and if so, where do they find it?

I’m like a lost nomad trying to find the answers to these questions, and as of writing this, it looks like we’ll have at least eight (EIGHT!!!) weeks to figure things out.

I may start joining the crazies in betting on computer-simulated sporting events on 2K or The Show, but I don’t know if I’m ready for rock bottom yet. Looking like we’ll have a lot of time to binge some shows or watch a billion movies with all this free time.

Let us know at @the_BRKDWN or @samuel_murphy20 on Twitter how you are coping with the cancellation/postponement of sports. If you have any show or movie recommendations, let us know those as well! See y’all later this week.

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