Let’s call it Wednesday

Posted: April 15, 2020 by Sports Time Radio in basketball, golf, pro wrestling, sports, Sports Time Radio, Uncategorized

With the Corona virus having just about everything shutdown most if not all sports fans are wondering when will get to watch sports again and which league will be the first to get back up and running. It looks like we might have some answers to our questions.

PGA Tour Officials are expected to announce this week that the season will resume on June 11th at the Charles Schwab Challenge in Fort Worth Texas. If this is the case the the PGA gets up and running their will be no fans in attendance at this tournament.

The Tour looks to follow health and safety guidelines put in place by government. Other early tournaments that where postponed also are expected to be played without spectators.

There was a memo sent out by the Tour late last week saying they where looking at returning at the Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, but the memo also said that the Tour was looking at options to  “preserve the maximum number of events we can while giving us more time as the crisis evolves.”

Now originally the RBC Canadian Open was scheduled to be played June 11th through the 14th, but that event ended up being cancelled; so the date became available. The Charles Schwab Challenge was originally scheduled to be played in May, but that wasn’t going to be possible. Luckily enough this date opened up and it looks like they’ll be able to play it that June weekend.

The PGA hasn’t played an event since March. The first round of The Players Championship was played before the event was cancelled and that was the last we saw of the PGA.

After the cancellation of The Players Championship their where more major tournaments either cancelled or moved for this upcoming PGA season.

First it was The Master’s that announced they where postponing their tournament until November. It was then announced that since the first time since 1945 The British Open would be cancelled. In the case of the Senior British Open the organizers have postponed the event and they hope to still be able to play it in the 2020 calendar year.

Here is a partial schedule released by Golf Digest:

▪ RBC Heritage: June 18-21

▪ Travelers Championship: June 25-28

▪ Rocket Mortgage Classic: July 2-5

▪ John Deere Classic: July 9-12

▪ The Memorial Tournament: July 16-19

▪ 3M Open: July 23-26

▪ WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational: July 29 – Aug. 2

If your a fan of golf or not it has to be looked at as a step in the right direction that will have some type of sporting event played. Of course with no fans in attendance it won’t seem the same, but at least will be able to watch it on live television and hope fully it won’t be long after this tournament that fans will be allowed to attend events again.

What are your thoughts on the PGA returning?

Did you watch the NBA’s H-O-R-S-E Challenge? I didn’t see any of the event, but I read that their where quite a few people that didn’t like the camera work for the event. If you did watch; please let me know what you thought.

Here are the results from the first round of the H-O-R-S-E challenge.

Group 1 saw Chauncey Billups defeat Trae Young and Mike Conley defeat Tamika Catchings.

Group 2 saw Zach LaVine defeat Paul Pierce and  Allie Quigley defeat Chris Paul.

It’s interesting that both Young and Paul where eliminated in the first round. They where the first two names announced for this event and a lot of people expected them to meet in the finals.

The semi-finals and the finals will be tomorrow night on ESPN starting at 8:00 p.m. cst. It appears as though there are two hours blocked off for this event.

It looks like the first match up will see will be Billups vs. Conley. That will of course be followed by LaVine vs. Quigley. The finals will feature the winners of these two contest and should appear shortly after the conclusion of the LaVine/Quigley match up.

Quigley was the biggest underdog heading into this contest at +1000. Billups was set at +800 while Conley is +450. LaVine should be the current favorite to win this competition as he was a +350 coming into the event.

It had to be difficult to put odds on this since it’s very much a game of chance and creativity. Most players should be able to hit the normal shots that would be taken in a game; so you have to come up with some innovative trick shots in this type of contest. I did see one highlight where Quigley took a page out of Pete Maravich’s play book and took and made a shot while she was sitting down. Hopefully will see more creative shots like this in the second round and the finals.

Are you planning on watching the second round and the H-O-R-S-E finals tomorrow? If you read this before it takes place let me know who you think is going to win.

I was surprised to hear that the state of Florida has deemed that the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) is considered essential. I’m not sure how this decision was made, but it will allow the WWE to continue to put on live events on Monday’s, Wednesday’s and Friday nights. Of course there are no fans in attendance at these events, but there are a number of wrestlers, backstage employees and television crew on site. There was one report that a WWE on-air talent tested positive for the Corona virus, but there was no name released. Hopefully that will be the only case that the WWE will have to deal with as they continue to produce their product.

I do wonder if wrestlers where presented with the option of not participating in these events due to the Corona virus. We do know that one of the WWE’s top star Roman Reigns didn’t compete at Wrestlemania due to the Corona virus and it’s being reported that he won’t return to the WWE until the outbreak is over. Reigns has had two battles with leukemia and would be considered high risk; so it makes perfect sense for him to step away for a while.

Do you watch WWE? If so how do you like these shows with no fans in attendance?

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Comments
  1. It’s hard to believe the State of Florida considers the WWE esssential! As you well know, I’ve never really appreciated their brand of sports entertainment and it’s much worse without a live audience in attendance.
    At least golf doesn’t really need a live audience and the golfers won’t have to glower at a fan who says something during his golf swing.

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