Sea Change Radio
August 25, 2020: Patrick Hruby: Sports In The Time Of COVID
Not too long ago, it was fairly normal for many of us to spend 4 – 5 hours a week yelling at the TV, providing valuable encouragement and critique to athletes who cannot hear us. If you’re a sports fan, or if you live with one, you know what I’m talking about. This week on Sea Change Radio, we take a look at how sports are adapting in the time of COVID-19 with sports journalist Patrick Hruby. While Clemson University’s star quarterback Trevor Lawrence made some waves by kicking off the #WeWantToPlay meme among college football players, more rational minds like Washington Nationals pitcher Sean Doolittle asserted that sports should be “the reward of a functioning society.” Hruby talks about where things stand as sports resume in empty arenas across North America, and about how effective leadership ensures smoother transitions to normalcy. Can sports resume the way the NFL and major league baseball are hoping, or do the leaders of these industries need someone to offer them some good advice from the sidelines?