Sports:Life::Black Lives Matter:Purpose

18Jun

Welcome back. Smiley and Courtney are back after an extended break because, well, the sports world continued to be upended by the COVID-19 virus and frankly, there really wasn't much news. Plus, life was a bit off the rails between quarantine, home school and working full time.
 
In this episode, the co-hosts run down all the major sports plans to return. Starting with NBA and MLS heading down to Courtney's old stomping grounds at the ESPN Wide World of Sports at the Walt Disney World Resort (check out the brand language). With the number of basketball courts and soccer fields available on property - it is really the most magical place on earth. It works because Disney's goal is to keep guests on property from the time they arrive until they leave, so in this case it looks like they will achieve it. 
 
The MLB is still working through the logistics and the business of a sport... aka the money. The league and the union are still trying to negotiate the start of the season - even though the draft happened last week.
 
The WNBA is working on a shortened 22-game season at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida - less than two hours from Walt Disney World as well.
 
Finally, Smiley and Courtney discuss the uncomfortable climate of the country with the events of the last few weeks. It is a bit therapeutic for them. But, the long and short of it is #BlackLivesMatter.
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