OFF TOPIC--CULTURE AND SPORTS BLOG UPDATE--AND A NEW BLOG Posted on June 15, 2020 at 02:00:03 AM by jsolo
Will link directly below.
If you look at the "Upcoming" section you will see sports that are starting to come back online (Rugby Union in New Zealand, Rugby League in Australia, Golf, and Snooker [a mostly British "felt table" sport]). There are links to playlists for those sports as they will no longer be providing full match videos, but pretty nice highlight sets. Also, one of the "Pages" on the right side of the blog (or "spin" on a mobile to "major subject labels") will link you directly to the major US Team (MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL) and individual (Tennis and Golf) sports directly. The most amazing thing that happened this week is that Rugby Union professional matches (2) were played in Duneden and Auckland New Zealand this weekend. In front of large and enthusiastic crowds (20,000 in Duneden and 43,000 in Auckland). New Zealand, you see, has been covid-19 free (0 cases) for 19 days and hasn't recorded a covid death in 26 days. Because they locked down immediately and locked down hard, and did thorough testing and contact tracing. I wonder how long it will be before a US sport is played in front of an audience. Anyway, I have linked to highlights from the two games.
I have also split off the Black Lives Matter/Covid 19 content and put it in a separate blog, as it is pretty large. It contains links to coverage of those two issues from mostly non-US outlets but all in English. I hope you find it a useful source to consult.