Silent Spring

No college sports until September. No pro baseball, basketball or hockey for at least the next few weeks. Golf and tennis tournaments looking real iffy, the XFL probably won’t play any more this year.

It will be interesting to see where fans turn their attention, and whether this forced halt hurts attendance and participation in some sports in future seasons.

MLB has only delayed the start of the season two weeks. So hopefully that’s all it is

Hopefully the NCAA will let spring practice go on this summer after it warms up in June

If that comes to pass it will be interesting to see the quality of baseball the first month or so with all the rest of spring training games cancelled and then opening day pushed back two weeks.

The minors are also going to have start late, you would think, and probably won’t get their rosters finalized until a couple of weeks later than normal.


Wonder what ESPN and SECN will do for content the next 19 days? I guess coronavirus updates and game reruns. Are they going to lay off some staff?

Also, I’m having a hard time believing that this will only last 19 more days. It may be months.

I keep reminding myself this is considered sport. It’s not required. But it’s what I do for a living. Will it go away? Do I need to get a REAL job?

You know Clay, Jeremy Wade made a pretty good career and living by fishing. I know you like to, so you have an option

People keep telling me that I can write about fishing full time. I hope it does not come to that.

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Well with all due respect Clay your fishing stories are pretty darn good. I bet there are plenty more of those “big one got away & caught the biggest one ever” stories left in your back pocket.

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Fishing is mostly sitting in a boat or on the bank watching the flies #%#%.

He he you must not fish much.

Obviously not a fisherman. Fly fishing is far, far more than that. A good knowledge of aquatic entomology is very helpful as is a strong knowledge of the patterns of the fish.

Sort of like the would be president who said all it takes to farm is to put a seed in the ground, cover it and put a little water on it. Yep, that will do it.

If one is still debating whether this is an overreaction, perhaps you care more about sports than people.

I think my fly fishing stories are mostly just story telling. I probably need to do some story telling about my Razorback relections over the next 4 or 5 weeks and they will go over nicely here.

I’ve been tying some Spanish nymps of late, but I doubt many want to read stories about them or see them. Maybe not? I’ll probably write more tales about my ruby midges at some point soon, but not much.

The main thing Clay is just don’t stop writing please. “Any and All” of your stories are a great pleasure to read.

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Wrote a column yesterday on golf. Will be on-line soon. It’s a compilation of my three favorite days on the golf course. One was with my father, another with Arnold Palmer and the third with Pete Dye.

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