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The Ides have it: When a TV sports weekend marches from bizarro to retro, and no Nero to save us

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.

encouragement-ides-of-march-caesar-better-someecardsCaesar 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. Read more