Regardless of whether you’re specifically housebound due to Covid-19 or you’re just fortunate enough to be in possession of some of that much sought-after commodity known as ‘time on your hands’ (said jealously, like any parent to young children who always pick Toy Story over Trent Alexander-Arnold), the fact remains that the human race has 1,440 minutes in their typical daily lives that they must find a home for.
Aside from insomnia and that whole pesky work thing, Leftfield.com estimate that there is easily still 15-20% of your disposable time up for allocation of attention, interest and engagement. How should we fill this ‘lean-back’ down-time? Sports, obviously…
With the above in mind, we thought we’d compile our favourite sports content and publishing sources from around the world into one place for you guys to skim, go forth and entertain yourselves with!
We know, we know…you’ve seen LOADS of these types of lists on your social feed and other websites already but who knows, there might be a gem buried in our list that makes you sit up and take note (you can thank us later).
Oh, and don’t worry, we’re not going to go all ‘Monica from Friends’ on you…it’s punchy 😉
So much so, we’ve decided to veto the traditional and daunting ‘TOP 20 Sports Books/Pods/Films you must see before you die!’ type vibe for a much simpler approach – Top 3 (+ a few honorable mentions in places deemed appropriate) in their sporting-related field, split into;
Shall we begin?
Honorable mentions: The Score Takes Care of Itself (Bill Walsh), ULTRA (Tobias Jones), Friday Night Lights (HG Bissinger), The Sports Gene (David Epstein), Fever Pitch (Nick Hornby)
**A bank of ‘Grade A’ 30 for 30 pods are available but to get you started the top picks are ‘Yankees Suck’, ‘The Spy Who signed Me’, ‘The Lights of Wrigley Field’, ‘Hoodies Up’ and ‘The Sterling Affairs’.
Honorable mentions: ‘Never Say Die’ by RBC on YouTube (10-minute short video bio on Australian golfer Jason Day), ‘Dub Club Chronicles’ by AIG Ireland.
Get reading, downloading and viewing…and enjoy!