Like a lot of guys, I miss sports.The hockey season was heated up and headed for playoffs.So was the NBA (not that I care) and March Madness came in a form other than the one we are used to from the NCAA. Baseball was in Spring Training and the sports channels were busy.Now, they struggle for content and I’ve seen some classic games in several sports that were actually fun to watch.ESPN, our first dedicated sports network, is hit especially hard.They made their brand on highlights, results, statistics and nicknames (thank you Chris Berman).
In recent years the network grew more and more political in its coverage as the sports world began to intersect with real life.Social media is a big factor here.Clearly the network itself has a left lean and has been known to discipline conservative commentary from its announcers and not be so heavy handed on its liberal ones.And while much of ESPN’s programming is parked for now, the network’s philosophy is very consistent.Our first story of the day will demonstrate it.
IN A HANDBASKET takes on the folks who make toilet paper supply an actual worry for some.
The president says the US is suspending immigration in response to the coronavirus. If the virus is as advertised, that’s a good idea and long overdue.If not, why now, or at all?New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio proves his idiocy in comments about released inmates.
Do you want to know what the education elitists think of you schooling your children at home?One Harvard professor lets it slip.
Reopening the economy is important and Georgia is leading the way.Florida’s back to business task force is set and working and Brevard’s tourism officials are looking ahead to when we reopen to visitors.
MEME of the Day:
The WHO and CDC now recommend wearing blindfolds along with masks to prevent us from seeing what’s really going on!
If you own or manage a restaurant, you and your employees could be facing tough times.We have a new web page for you called Space Coast to Go.com.You can list your hours and available services for our audience to find as they seek dining options.
THE BATTING ORDER
In a Handbasket:
More Coronavirus News in play:
The Usual Suspects: