With all the experimenting going on in the sports world because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s easy to forget what the rules are, how the postseason format works or even what time of year it is.
No one is complaining, mind you. It’s all good.
It’s much better to watch experimental rules baseball than no baseball at all, and the NBA playoffs in the bubble have been as fun to watch as any in years. I don’t care when they schedule must-see events such as the Kentucky Derby and U.S. Open, and a Masters in mid-November sounds like a tasty tradition unlike any other.
Sports fans can get accustomed to anything, and some of the new norms are preferable to the old ones.
After a couple of months of watching the rebooted sports world play out, here are four things I hope to see in 2021.