We’ve found a few ways you can occupy your time that would otherwise be spent watching sports.
1. Binge Sports Movies
There’s no reason sports-themed movies can’t keep you entertained right now. Many of our favorite streaming services—like Disney+, Netflix, and Hulu—are filled with classic sports movies that should keep you engaged and give you a lovely dose of nostalgia. We personally recommend watching our favorite sports film “A League of Their Own”, but if that’s not your taste, peruse sports content on the big streaming giants.
2. Get into Competitive Board Gaming
Got that competitive itch that only sports can scratch? Try picking up a board game that feeds your competitive need while you wait for sports seasons to start back up again. If you’re quarantined alone at home, pick up a solo board game you can play on your own, like Mansions of Madness or This War of Mine. For households with more members, opt for the timeless favorite Risk, my personal favorite Catan, or the ever-timely Pandemic.
3. Pick Up a Time-Consuming Puzzle
There’s nothing that makes time tick away quite as quickly as a good puzzle. They require a great deal of attention, they’re fun to put together, and they’re engaging for groups of people if you happen to be quarantined with others. Opt for a sports-themed puzzle to get your fill—as a recreational puzzler, we recommend puzzles with 1,000 pieces or more, as they take the most time to complete.
4. Pick Up a New Craft
There’s nothing that gives quite the same rush—the thrilling sense of accomplishment and pride—as knitting. Imagine this is how athletes and avid sports fans feel when their teams win, so we recommend trying your hand at a new craft with the time you would have spent watching sports. There are quite a few crafts we recommend for when you’re stuck indoors, but specifically for sports fans, we recommend crafts that will help you show off pride for your favorite team once they’re back on the field.