How To Live Without Sports: A Step-By-Step Guide

Attention all sports fans! The Coronavirus is tearing through Earth at a rapid pace and yesterday the beginning of our worst fears came true. The NBA got the party started by suspending their season after Rudy Gobert tested positive for covid-19, causing a domino effect throughout sports. Today the NHL suspended their season; MLB is pushing back opening day at LEAST two weeks. Worst of all there will be no March Madness this year, therefore taking away a chance at us seeing a Cinderella story team winning it all. That’s why I am here to give you a guide to get you through these trying times with no sports. (Yes, the XFL has suspended operations too) Check it out!

If you’re like me sports are a big part of your life, but there has to be something else we can do to burn the time, right? That is what I am going to try and help you do. First lets start by trying to list all of the greatest sports movies to give you that rush of adrenaline you so desperately seek.

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Sports Movies

  • He Got Game (Starring Ray Allen)
  • Moneyball 
  • Friday Night Lights
  • The Sandlot
  • Angels In The Outfield
  • Celtic Pride (Get your Celtics fix!)
  • Space Jam
  • Draft Day
  • Fever Pitch 
  • Rudy
  • Uncle Drew (JK, do not waste your time with this one)
  • Remember The Titans
  • 42
  • Miracle (again!)
  • Hardball
  • The Rookie
  • Coach Carter 
  • All of the Major League movies
  • Dodgeball

During this period of time with no sports you may find yourself feeling quite blue, so lets find some quotable comedies to watch that will keep you and your co-workers laughing when you quote these movies for two weeks straight.

  • Step Brothers (Did we just become best friends?!)
  • Talladega Nights (I like to picture Jesus in a tuxedo t shirt because it says I want to be formal, But I’m here to party.
  • The Other Guys (Sensing a theme?)
  • Superbad
  • The Interview
  • This Is The End
  • Anchorman
  • Wedding Crashers
  • The 40 Year Old Virgin
  • Pineapple Express
  • Zombieland

Alright, so I got you started with some classic sports movies and some comedy gold. What’s next? With sports no longer taking up your evenings and weekends it is time to binge watch some of the greatest shows of all time.

  • Breaking Bad (Say My Name!)
  • Ozark
  • Stranger Things
  • Shameless
  • The Office (That’s what she said)
  • House
  • Criminal Minds
  • Peaky Blinders
  • American Horror Story (All of them)
  • Narcos: Mexico 
  • Broadchurch 
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm
  • Game Of Thrones
  • Silicon Valley
  • True Detective
  • Barry
  • Ballers (Not that great, but….sports) 

All of this content should get you through a few months, unless you’re unemployed and watch TV all day. Besides watching TV you should use this newfound time to improve yourself. Going to the gym right now? Probably not a good idea but you can still get your ass outside and run! Go buy some weights and lift at home and do some pushups. When all of this Coronavirus nonsense is over you could be in better shape than Rudy Gobert. If you’re addicted to gambling on sports you should use this time to separate yourself from Draft kings and spend time with your family and friends.

On a serious note I hope everyone stays healthy from the coronavirus and hopefully within a few months life will be back to normal.

Want to add to this survival guide? Comment below!

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