HBO’s ‘Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel’ Explores The Controversial Start To Sports During COVID-19

HBO’s ‘Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel’ has a brand new episode coming tomorrow evening, July 21, at 10 PM. In the world of COVID-19, everything has been thrown upside down. Everything from simple day to day chores to going to the store, to sports and films and television has been drastically affected from the virus.

Now, with Fall on the verge, the big question surrounding sports is the Football season, both college and NFL. However, Greg Sankey – the Commissioner of the SEC believes that having student-athletes back on campuses is better for them.

To be around sports medicine professionals, strength and conditioning coaches, and being outdoors, he believes, is just as healthy, if not better for the student-athletes.

You can see the clip from the upcoming interview below that was uploaded to YouTube, along with the description,

“The most controversial restart for sports may well be major college football where the athletes are students and are not paid a salary. Yet the universities and coaching staffs across the nation seem determined to resume activities in the COVID-19 environment.”

HBO’s ‘Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel’ Explores The Controversial Start To Sports During COVID-19

While it is indeed controversial, it may be a fact that no one really has an answer. Being outdoors, exercising, and eating healthy provides massive boosts to your immune system, and as with anything, a good immune system is always something good to have.

Whether or not this will affect the cases of COVID-19 among the players, is undetermined. Greg Sankey compares it to the student-athletes laying around at home, exercising at gyms or at home, and possibly being in their own hotbed for the virus. He asks how it could be any worse for them to be around professionals.

What do you think? Are you going to tune in to hear this interview about the possibility of College football returning? Let us know in the comments below.

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