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The virus doesn't care how much you want to watch a game. Plus: Other Sports Are Also Back Pending Death; Pandemic Baseball Sucks; Hub Bubs; Hall Of Fame Hossa; The Mystery Of Mitch's Motivation; Choking On Chalk; and It Was Unmistakably A Noose.
1:30: The Red Stars Are Back!
* "The NWSL will be the first U.S. team-based league to return to play on Saturday with its Challenge Cup. (The Orlando Pride pulled out after several players tested positive.)"
4:46: Sports Are Back!
July 5: Formula One restarts
July 8: MLS is Back Tournament starts
July 10: NHL training camps open
July 23-24: MLB Opening Day
July 24: WNBA projected to start regular season
July 25: PLL begins its Championship Series tournament
July 30: NBA projected to restart
7:00 Sports Are Maybe Back, Pending Various State Lockdown Rules And An Athlete Dying.
* Coffman: "We are so far into unchartered territory now it's hard to know where to begin."
* Coffman: "College football is essentially morally bereft."
* MDT: Mountain Daylight Time.
* You first.
Cubs president Crane Kenney envisions fans in stands, on rooftops https://t.co/27CrRFY7Kz— Jesse Rogers (@JesseRogersESPN) June 25, 2020
Mayor Lori Lightfoot says Chicago is "not there yet" on fans in stands at ballparks.— Chicago Tribune Sports (@ChicagoSports) June 26, 2020
"Obviously there's no bigger sports fan than me. But we've got to do it at a time when we know that that's appropriate under the public health guidance."https://t.co/fsNSrQTYXa
* Tell us about it . . .
So it looks like the NBA picked the worst possible location for the bubble https://t.co/RdQg404a2V— Joe Ostrowski (@JoeO670) June 26, 2020
There is growing concern within a lot of corners of baseball about executing an effective health and safety protocol in the timeline prescribed by the PA/MLB agreement. As you might expect: So many complications, some foreseen and some not.— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) June 26, 2020
33:15: Pandemic Baseball Sucks.
* FanGraphs: Billy Hamilton, On Second, With No Outs.
* The asterisk on the season:
40:20: Hub Bubs.
43:34: Hall Of Fame Hossa.
* (And Doug Wilson.)
44:58: The NFL Might Also Be Back! (Maybe).
Should the NFL create separate rosters of game-ready players who can serve as replacements in the event of an outbreak? https://t.co/ufosDx0GWC— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) June 25, 2020
47:30: The Mystery Of Mitch's Motivation.
* Rutter: "Trubisky requires what the equally unsolvable predecessor Jay Cutler also could have used - a rewired network of mental operational connections."
* In the arena:
53:25: Choking On Chalk.
* Chambers: "The operating BS of the majority is that if one horse wins all three of the races this year, it will be a Triple Crown. No. And. NO!"
In other words . . .
56:50: It Was Unmistakably A Noose.
This a noose. Point blank. Not a hoax or a liberal conspiracy but an instrument of death, terrorism and genocide for black people. Period. That is what Bubba Wallace's team and NASCAR saw.https://t.co/U0bx1QpnZc— Coleman Young Jr (@colemanyoung) June 26, 2020
* Coffman: Ride, Sherman, Ride!
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