Because of the Coronavirus pandemic, sporting events all over the world have taken a back seat for more important matters. To prevent further spread of the deadly virus, public gatherings such as sporting events had to close down – for the time being. The past few months have been a terrible time to be a sports fan. With nearly every single sports league cancelling their seasons at the first quarter of 2020, fans had absolutely nothing to do.
Today, some leagues are starting to bring back sporting events – even if they are only on smaller scales. The NBA for instance is doing smaller trial games in smaller venues, with skeleton crews on both sides. It is still a long way to go before full crowds can enjoy sporting events in live venues.
For sports fans, it may take a while before things go back to the way it was before the pandemic. For now, you have to make the best out of the situation. Here are some ways to enjoy sports in the absence of sporting events.
Fantasy vs Reality
While actual sporting events are very few (if any) at the moment, you can still enjoy the thrills of your favorite game. Fantasy games have been around for years, often played amongst friends and coworkers. Fantasy sports revolve around the players acting as the General Managers (GM) of a team.
Another alternative to watching sports on TV is playing them yourself. Almost all big sporting leagues – NBA, NFL, NHL, and FIFA – have yearly video game releases. Here, you can play the sport either as a player where you create your own career, or as a manager dealing with team business altogether. You can play by yourself, multiplayer with friends, or even compete against other people via online matchups. There are even competitive modes for those who truly want a challenge.
Making Money through Sports
While a lot of these ideas are for fun, those who want to make a bit of money can do so as well. Sport betting is always active regardless of the time of year. Even during these times of Coronavirus shutdowns, sport betting is alive and well online. Best of all, you can do it all from the comfort of your living room. All you need is a phone and an internet connection to start things up. Plenty of sites offer promo codes for these types of bets. These codes can give you free credit on sites, discounts, deals, and many more.
Go to realfootball365.com to get plenty of information on betting, as well as tips to get things started.
Fantasy sports can also be a good side income when you set one up with coworkers. By adding stipulations, fees, and winnings, you get a more competitive (and more profitable) game amongst the players. Your knowledge on the game can affect your fantasy team’s performance, so knowing the sport and being able to make wise decisions can help out a lot. Who says sitting on your couch and watching sports all those years would never pay off?