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A month without sports. Think about that. Thirty days, no games, no major events, no tournaments, no competitions, no races.
When was the last time that happened? Not even 9/11 stopped sports like that. But the coronavirus (COVID-19) did.
When the NBA suspended its season after Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19 on March 11, it set off a chain reaction of postponements and cancellations.
What have we missed in the last month?
- 208 NBA games
- 189 NHL games, plus playoff games that were scheduled to begin April 8.
- 193 Major League Baseball games
- 67 NCAA men’s tournament games
- 63 NCAA women’s tournament games
- Five PGA Tour events, plus The Masters, and four LPGA Tour events
- Four ATP events and five WTA events
- Four NASCAR races
There’s more, too. Thousands of college spring sporting events have been canceled along with a near-impossible-to-count number high school athletic…