Fans want sports. Sports want fans. But it’s not that simple.
By John Branch
As much of the nation emerges from the cultural hibernation caused by the coronavirus, with varying degrees of concern and glee, American sports are now thrusting themselves headlong into the recovery effort.
It is not going particularly well.
Despite the announced comeback plans of several major American sports leagues in the past days and weeks, there are no regular-season games on any public, revised schedules. There may be a lot of quarantining at single sites but no clue as to when teams might play again in home arenas and stadiums. There are no sturdy plans for having fans.