Bringing pro sports back to life in the lockdown era

How will these sports look on the flat screen with empty stands? And what changes will be made to protect players?

Bringing pro sports back to life in the lockdown eraWhile the COVID-19 debate over lockdowns continues, there seems to be a consensus that professional sports leagues will open this summer to complete their 2019-20 playoffs or, for Major League Baseball, to start the season that was suspended in March. There are debates about how much players should make (MLB is at odds with the…

Sonny Vaccaro deserves more from The Last Dance

The man who is trying to give college athletes their due inexplicably doesn't appear in Chicago Bulls documentary

Sonny Vaccaro deserves more from The Last DanceSonny Vaccaro is to basketball what Marvin Miller was to baseball. They both have had a profound impact on their games; they both fought valiantly for athletes’ rights; and each of them had to deal with a power establishment that tried to rub them out. The latest example is ESPN’s The Last Dance documentary about…

Spruce Meadows cancels its flagship show jumping Masters’ Tournament

560 full time jobs, $45 million in wages and the nearly $90 million in tourism related economic activity attributed to the Spruce Meadows season

Spruce Meadows cancels its flagship show jumping Masters’ TournamentSpruce Meadows – with the support of its Corporate Partners - has cancelled the ‘Masters’ show jumping tournament September 9-13. "This decision is made with heavy hearts and an acute awareness of the significant ripple effects. Our flagship ‘Masters’ Tournament was scheduled to be a “best ever” edition in 2020. Highlights were to include the…

Will fans flock to stadiums after COVID-19?

Will fans flock to stadiums after COVID-19?@NateSilver538: “Y'all can do whatever you want but I'm going to a f-load of concerts, baseball games, restaurants, etc. as soon as this is over.” There are, no doubt, many people who would agree with the FiveThirtyEight.com pollster that they will sow some oats when the powers that be come to their senses and let…