I thought this might be a good time to move general sports discussion about how the pandemic has changed how we proceed and what we expect to it’s own thread.
We have discussions that encompass this in several threads, but this isn’t so much to end those, as each sport has its own set of challenges. But often, the topic becomes general, and we begin mixing sports in ways that aren’t useful. At the very least, for those of us that look at threads for multiple sports, it can sometimes make it hard to not go off topic, and an off topic that is already destined for Cleveland.
But sports do play a role in our society‘s response. We can credit the NBA with waking us up and making social distancing a thing we actually embraced. And sports returning is going to be a sign of a return to normalcy.
But there are competing stakeholders between players, owners, the media, and the fans. And this is about money and industry first, so each stakeholder is cutthroat. How sports resolves this will in all likelihood be how the nation resolves this.