In the time since COVID-19 shut down nearly the entire sporting world, some folks have already gotten creative trying to fill the void sports left behind.
Athletes are involving their pets in workouts. A heated marble race took off on Twitter, blowing up with over 34 million views. Then there’s Nick Heath, a sports broadcaster who is passing the time commentating on everyday life.
Heath, a rugby commentator and journalist based in London, England, has garnered hundreds of thousands of views on Twitter by narrating normal activities as if they were televised to a national audience.
His first video depicts an event he calls the “Two lonely blokes in a park contest.”
That gave way to races involving strollers, walkers on a busy street and dogs on a quiet path.
With the burst of Twitter fame Heath received from these posts, he made sure to remind people that commentating is his actual job — and not just a hobby born out of boredom.
“I do try and do it properly most of the time,” he tweeted. “Fond memories of calling the game of the (Women’s Six Nations rugby, in February) when the world was a very different place.”