Without Live Sports, This Is What We Are Doing To Stay Entertained

Mar 19, 2020, 5:13 PM | Updated: 10:30 pm

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Just like you, the team has been without live sports for a week.

Typically at this time of year, we’d be busy covering games like the NBA and the NCAA Tournament.

While in quarantine, we’re still doing our best to provide you the best sports coverage possible. During our time off the clock, we’ve found ways to stay entertained in isolation.

With no live sports, how have you been staying entertained?

Jeremiah Jensen – SportsBeat

Sam Farnsworth – SportsBeat

Tom Hackett – It’s Utah’s World Podcast

My wife, Freddy, and I have gotten stuck into Love Is Blind on Netflix. It brings me the closest adrenaline kick that I have found to live sports. I have also been playing Madden 20 and am the quarterback of the Cincinnati Bengals. I slipped to the 7th round but to nobodies surprise, I beat Andy Dalton out in camp.

Spending time with the wife, baby, and dog are also high on the priority. We make sure to get outside and go for at least one walk a day.

Alex Kirry – KSL Unrivaled

I’ve rewatched High School Musical, played (dominated) Mario Kart with the kids and rewatched everything Jeremiah Jensen has posted on Twitter.

Scott Mitchell – KSL Unrivaled

Mitch Harper – Cougar Tracks Podcast

Loving “The Circle” on Netflix. It kind of feels like it was a show preparing us for these social distancing times we currently live in right now. Also, I’m diving into watching all the HBO docs. This latest one, McMillion$ a man rigged the McDonald’s Monopoly game.

Not all of it is streaming TV shows. Enjoying the time with my kids by helping them with their school work and taking walks around our neighborhood.

Ben Anderson – Jazz Notes Podcast

I tried to watch Love is Blind, but I can’t stand the way Barnett sits when he’s in the dating room so I had to stop watching. In the meantime, I’ve been binging Succession on HBO. It’s fun to watch other people grapple with more difficult family issues than we are facing as a country.

Also, the American Film Institute updates its top 100 films of all time every decade or so, so I am trying to cross those off the list when I have free time. Why are so many movies made in the ’60s four hours long?

Trevor Allen – Crimson Corner Podcast

I have been watching a lot of Netflix and playing the Wii with my 4-year old. He is pretty good at Mario Kart. I challenge Alex.

Matt Glade – The Scotsman Podcast

I keep my spirits up with animal videos; animals doing funny tricks, making funny sounds, sleeping and looking cute in general, I consume it all. My personal favorite is animals of different species who are best friends. A dog and a cat, an orangutan and a dog, a goose that thinks it’s a cow; I 10/10 recommend.

To satisfy my competitive appetite, I have gone back to my old school gaming systems. I’m conquering worlds on the original Star Wars Battlefront, knocking out Mike Tyson on my original NES, and winning the Stanley Cup on my Sega Genesis.

Zak Hicken – SportsBeat Afterhours Podcast

I haven’t changed much from my routine during the quarantine. I’m trying to spend more time with my wife and son, but what free time I have, I’ve been doing a lot of reading, exercising, cleaning, and doing projects around the home.

Hema Heimuli Jr. – SportsBeat Afterhours Podcast

I’ve been recording music.

Matt Baiamonte – Cougar Sports Saturday

My wife and I are watching Dude Perfect on YouTube for about an hour a night. It’s sort of scratching my itch for sports. Love those toys.

We are actually cooking food for once, so that’s been a fun, new adventure!

Madisan Hinkhouse – Executive Producer

I’ve been reading, doing lots of yoga, and hiking with my dog. We watch LOTS of music videos.

Kyle Ireland – Digital Sports Producer

You’ve all seen the coronavirus memes on social media… I too am experiencing how nice the woman on the couch next to me is. My wife and I have both been working for home for the last week. During our time off, we’ve been cooking, smoking some BBQ on the Traeger, and following in the quarantine footsteps of Donovan Mitchell and Royce O’Neale by playing a little Call of Duty. I miss live sports.

Nate Dowdle – KSL Sports Director

I’ve become obsessed with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on my kids’ Nintendo Switch. It’s absolutely incredible. I’ve become completely engrossed in the open-world concept.

It’s been a long, long, long time since I played anything outside of a quick game of Madden on my phone, but this game has me hooked. I hope I can finish it before we go back to “normal”.

Jeremy Mauss – KSL Unrivaled Producer

I have been going through cookbooks to make new meals I have not had the time to do before, so that is a fun way to kill some time.

Plus, my kids have kept telling me to watch The Mask Singer so I caught up on season three. The show is highly entertaining, dumb, and fun, so I recommend that for all.

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Without Live Sports, This Is What We Are Doing To Stay Entertained