With most major professional sports now resuming action after the COVID-19 pause, it is time to take a look at the prospects for ticket sales.Realistically it is hard to expect fans to be packing stadiums and arenas before next spring. Until then, the virus and how local governments react to it will remain the determining… Read More


As the major league baseball season gets underway, there are three things to consider for the Texas Rangers chances of making post season. You could say all of these factors somehow have the coronavirus weaved into them. Frequent testing will have a bearing on rosters, and the new rules will play into strategy. But let’s… Read More


Training camps opened Monday, so it is time to start sizing up NHL teams and their chances of advancing in this rushed post season. The Dallas Stars are among four teams that will be playing in a round-robin scramble for one of the top seeds in the NHL West. What are the Stars’ chances to… Read More


The NFL has decided to cut the NFL preseason in half. The players have upped the ante by voting to drop the preseason altogether.This is a sign that both the league bosses and the players understand the seriousness of COVID-19.Nothing is set in stone. But how badly would teams miss these games? The Virus vs.… Read More


With the NBA season approaching, it is time to talk less about the coronavirus and more about teams chances for advancing in the playoffs.A couple of teams are in similar situations. The Dallas Mavericks and Houston Rockets are separated by a game and a half in the standings, each have two legitimate stars, and they… Read More


OK, we have a major league season … or something like it. Commissioner Rob Manfred got tired of negotiating and went forward with a plan for a 60-game season with a July 23 opening day, and a World Series in late October. We don’t yet have the exact schedule of games, but we do have… Read More


There is a plan and a partial schedule for resuming the 2019-20 NBA season. But there are still some issues to be settled, including those concerning safety and those concerning a movement among players that is part of a larger social movement in the nation. It could keep some players off the court. The NBA… Read More


We’ve just had reports that some members of the Dallas Cowboys and Houston Texans have tested positive for COVID-19. What does it mean? Hard to say, other than this is part of what we can expect from the new reality surrounding this pandemic. What We Know, Don’t Know The early reports are that “some” players… Read More


The National Football League has been relatively “immune” to the fallout from COVID-19 thus far. But as the weeks have gone by, the issues the league faces have become more clear … and somewhat daunting. While the pandemic caused interruptions in other major sports, the NFL has hardly missed a beat. The alerts and shutdowns… Read More


The format is set, the odds are out and the teams are devising strategies. It looks like we have a finish to the NHL season all set. Well sort of. The rest of the regular season was dropped, the sites and dates of the playoffs aren’t set, and the league and players still have a… Read More