Throughout history, sports have been a great way of uniting people when times are tough. This is an unprecedented time; sports leagues and tournaments around the world have been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

It’s currently unknown when sports leagues will resume, but there are plenty of things you can do to fill that sports void in the coming months. Here are some of the best things to do without sports.

Relive Classic Games 

Since there are currently no live sporting events taking place, many networks are airing old games to fill the time.

Consider reliving your favorite team’s championship run or experiencing one you weren’t alive to see. This is a great opportunity to watch some of the greatest moments in sports history.

Watch a Sports Documentary or Movie 

There are also some incredible sports documentaries you can watch in the meantime. Some recent ones that are worth watching include OJ: Made in America and Diego Maradona.

Plus, ESPN has a great library of their 30 for 30 films available on ESPN+. The worldwide leader in sports is also releasing the highly anticipated The Last Dance, a ten-part docu-series centered on the ‘90s Chicago Bulls starting April 19.

The network also plans on airing sports movies during this time as well.

Play Video Games 

Another option you have to fill your sports void is to play video games. There are some great sports video games out there like Madden, FIFA, NHL, NBA 2K, MLB: The Show, and so many more.

Playing video games is a great way to still connect to people, too—just make sure you protect yourself with glasses that will protect you from the blue light.

Find Some Reading Material 

Finding some good reading material is also one of the best things to do without sports. There’s everything from biographies on some of the greatest athletes of all-time to fictional literature centered around the love of the game.

Discover a new way of looking at sports and find motivation in these compelling stories. Some popular sports books to consider reading include Friday Night Lights, The Boys of Summer, and Life on the Run.


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