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BSJ Daily Briefing 03.12.20: Coronavirus wreaks havoc on sports scene

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Good morning!

A few random thoughts while I wonder ... well, I wonder about a lot of things at this point...

  • The first big domino fell in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic with the NBA suspending games in the wake of Rudy Gobert testing positive.
  • Figure the NHL is not far off, and they've canceled morning skates and practices.
  • The MLB season could then be delayed.
  • I think the NFL will push back some of its calendar, and the draft will likely go old-school: a small, intimate affair with just the teams in a room. There has to be some TV element.
  • Not sure what happens to March Madness.
  • I do hope they find a way to keep the games going at some point, even in empty arenas. This pandemic is going to get much worse before it gets better, and it would be nice for people to have the games to distract them at some point. You would think rich professional teams could find a way to do it safely.
  • But, as always, people should defer to the medical experts on all this. The rest of us are just talking out of our rear ends.
  • Patriots added Eliot Wolf in personnel for now, and that's a really smart move for them.

Time to hit the links...

PATRIOTS

Bedard: Could Eliot Wolf help contribute to a Patriots draft resurgence? Bucs coming for Brady
Bedard’s Mailbag: Why the Patriots shouldn’t rebuild & what the offense would look like after Brady, QB rankings

RED SOX

Red Sox Spring Report: Will schedule devolve into chaos because of coronavirus fears?

CELTICS

NBA suspends season indefinitely after Rudy Gobert tests positive for coronavirus
One tweak the Celtics should make with Marcus Smart
Completed Q&A: B-Robb on Celtics/NBA 3.11.20

BRUINS

Bruins will miss an injured Torey Krug on power play, but Matt Grzelcyk is a more-than-suitable solution for now
BSJ Live Q&A: Conor Ryan on Bruins/NHL — Thursday at 5 p.m.

REVOLUTION

Revolution Match #2 Breakdown: Revolution 1, Chicago 1 – Arena and company struggle to find identity

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ON TAP

Noon: MCBK — Atlantic 10 2nd round: VCU vs. UMass (NBCSN)
1 p.m.: 
MLB — Toronto vs. Pittsburgh (MLBN)
1 p.m.: PGA – Players Championship (Golf)
2:30 p.m.: MCBK — Big East quarterfinal: Butler vs. Providence (FS1)
3 p.m.: MCBK — AAC first round: Tulane vs. UConn (ESPNU)
4 p.m.: 
MLB — Dodgers vs. Cubs (MLBN)
5 p.m.: BSJ Live Q&A — Conor Ryan on Bruins/NHL

Daily national college basketball TV schedule

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PARTING THOUGHT

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