By Tom Hoffarth
Beware the TV sports Ides of March, and this new refined madness amidst a gray and dreary Saturday.
It brings with it a double-edged sword and the need for a extra potent Bloody Mary.
Caesar may ended up with a better deal that the one we’re trying to endure.
Starting a weekend that is on the record as much bizarro as it is retro, perhaps we now have a clearer vision of what social distancing involves. It’s networks excavating programming that happened perhaps within recent memory, and then repackaging it as our antidote to the COVID-19 lock-down knockout punch.
A pandemic virus that shut down all major sports in the United States, prior to a decision by the government that it be declared a national emergency, gave us a heads-up that our weekend’s new normal would be turning our head around to watch what once happened.
Saturday, instead of the momentum building toward college basketball conference championship games on ESPN or Fox or, gasp, FS1, we were looking not-so-live at past Big Ten and Pac 12 title tilts, with more of the norm Sunday AM on CBS.
It’s as if ESPN Classic was being compromised against its will. It’s a classic case of having your pay-tier treasure trove looted in the name of serving the greater good of the bottom-feeders. Read more