Sports ban play-by-play

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Nick Heath’s play-by-play in the market-bargaining regional qualifier. (Rugby Media)

Survive the shutdown of life, including the sportin’ life, amid the coronavirus pandemic by watching out-of-work British rugby broadcaster Nick Heath’s hilarious play-by-play for a string of everyday events in London. From the market-bargaining regional qualifier (top photo) to the international 4×4 pushchair final to pigeon dressage to the two-lonely-blokes-in-a-park final to the find-a-bargain steeplechase to the find-a-brunette-a-seat qualifier to the 2020 crossroad dash (bottom photo) – 15 video clips of two or three dozen seconds per clip – they are all totally hilarious, though some might be more to your taste than others. Press “Play All” (or the red button on iPhone) for all 15 to play one after the other. The clips are produced by Nick Heath for Rugby Media. Enjoy! This may be all the Olympics we get anytime soon.

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The 2020 crossroad dash, in London. (Rugby Media)

About David Brussat

This blog was begun in 2009 as a feature of the Providence Journal, where I was on the editorial board and wrote a weekly column of architecture criticism for three decades. Architecture Here and There fights the style wars for classical architecture and against modern architecture, no holds barred. History Press asked me to write and in August 2017 published my first book, "Lost Providence." I am now writing my second book. My freelance writing on architecture and other topics addresses issues of design and culture locally and globally. I am a member of the board of the New England chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, which bestowed an Arthur Ross Award on me in 2002. I work from Providence, R.I., where I live with my wife Victoria, my son Billy and our cat Gato. If you would like to employ my writing and editing to improve your work, please email me at my consultancy,, or call 401.351.0457. Testimonial: "Your work is so wonderful - you now enter my mind and write what I would have written." - Nikos Salingaros, mathematician at the University of Texas, architectural theorist and author of many books.
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5 Responses to Sports ban play-by-play

  1. Admin says:

    Loved this post


  2. Thanks so much for drawing my attention to these David. Really had a good laugh!


  3. LazyReader says:

    Step 1: Acknowledge the difficult reality we are in.
    Step 2: Recognize that an indefinite universal lockdown is both impractical and immoral. Only international travel needs to be curtailed
    Step 3: Massively increase testing and transparency
    Step 4: Liberate American ingenuity to massively increase treatment ability
    Step 5: Help the highly vulnerable minority protect themselves.
    Step 6: Go back to work (and school) with virus-prevention best-practices.
    You cant shutdown society every case of the sniffles, Europe survived plagues before


    • I agree with most of that, Lazy. You sent two versions of the comment, anonymous first and then under your nom de plume a couple minutes later, that was slightly different. I have eliminated the first one, assuming that’s your preference. Please let me know if I cut the wrong one.


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