johnnyrocket - MyTwoCents
Daily sports briefs | Golf fans in for a bumper back 9 in 2020, English Premier League to finish in China - and more!
GOLF FANS PREPARE FOR A DIFFERENT
KIND OF AUG-NOV LOCKDOWN!
This one will be voluntary and in
front of your TV set if PGA Tour officials are to be believed! Current
scheduling talk is of shifting the PGA Championship to August, The Open
Championship to 17-20 September, the Ryder Cup the week after followed by the
Masters the week of 9 November. There would still need to be a place for the US Open
which would likely be shifted to the West Coast (Torrey Pines or Pebble Beach)
and that would come after the Masters.
MYTWOCENTS VERDICT: Cancel all wedding plans and family functions for that
extended period as golf fans will be in lockdown baby!
EPL CLUB SUGGESTS
FINISHING THE SEASON IN CHINA!
It seems this Covid-19 virus has
caused Premier League clubs to go bat-s*#t crazy with one club suggesting that
they finish the season in China. There actually is some logic to that as the
virus seems to have dissipated in that region (if the Chinese govt is to be
believed), there are plenty of fans and they have stadiums. It would help to
grow the EPL brand presence in Asia too. Might be very hot though and TV times
would be complicated.
MYTWOCENTS VERDICT: Just don't have bats on the menu!
... SPEAKING OF
SOLUTIONS ... THIS FROM A "SHOT OF EXPRESSO" READER
Shot of Expresso/MyTwoCents reader
Paulsan sent in an interesting suggestion that could help complete the Premier
League season. He suggested reducing match times from 90 minutes to 60 minutes. Now
that may sound pointless but hear him out! Reducing the match time would allow
teams to play 2-3 games per week as the players wouldn't get as tired, thereby
enabling the league to compress the schedule into the minimised time frame
MYTWOCENTS VERDICT: We doubt it would fly with the FA but we like the
out-of-the-box thinking. If you have a better idea, send it in and we will
publish the best of them.
FORMER NEWCASTLE STAR TO
GIVE AWAY 1 MILLION CONDOMS
Yep, you heard that right ...
ex-Newcastle legend Faustino Asprilla (remember him?) has announced he will be
donating 1 million condoms from his range to battle the global contraceptive
shortage amid the Covid-19 crisis.
MYTWOCENTS VERDICT: We understand there may have been an increased demand
for gloves but not that kind of glove!
MCGREGOR PUTS KHABIB ON
"Notorious" Conor McGregor
claims that UFC lightweight champ Khabib "chickened out" of his
scheduled 19 April mega-fight with Tony Ferguson. Khabib relocated his training
camp to his home town of Dagestan, Russia, with the blessing of the UFC during
the lockdown ... but is now unable to leave due to flight restrictions.
MYTWOCENTS VERDICT: That's a bit rich from Conor as he himself has been a big
advocate of social distancing.
Happy weekend all ... wait is it
the weekend? Every day is the same in lockdown without sport.