Spectator Sports: A Fulfilling Pastime

2020 has seen most of us have to pick up some new hobbies that can be carried out from the comfort of our own homes. The coronavirus and Covid-19 pandemic has seen governments around the world recommending that people stay at home whenever possible in order to slow the spread of the virus. Some people have taken to baking. Some people have turned to gaming. Others have turned to arts and crafts. But one activity you might not have tried out and could actually find really enjoyable is getting into some new spectator sports. As long as you have a TV, laptop or other device to watch games from, this is definitely an option and could give you hours of entertainment while there’s not much else to do. Here are a few sports you might want to give a watch.


Baseball is widely considered one of the most popular spectator sports in the world. It’s a field sport, consisting of two rival teams. A player from one team will throw a ball to a player in another team who will then try to hit it with their bat. The player who hits the ball with their bat then goes on to run around set marks in the field called bases. The aim of the game is to get around all four bases before the ball is thrown to someone on the base they haven’t reached yet. The player who hit the ball can stop at a base if they think they’re going to be caught out, but once they’ve left a base, they have to make it to the next one without being caught out. As you can see, baseball has potential to be pretty unpredictable, making games particularly enjoyable to watch.

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Basketball is another ball sport, again, consisting of two teams. Teams travel up and down the basketball court, dribbling the ball and passing it between one another and aiming to shoot the ball into the other team’s hoop. The more hoops, the more points. Points are also awarded for distance. There are countless basketball teams, so it may take you a while to figure out which to support. You may also want to look into NBA DFS Tips for insight into which team is likely to win each game or not.


Hockey is another two team sport. However, this is played with a puck instead of a ball. Players will maneuver the puck using their hockey stick. The aim of the game is to hit the puck into their opponent’s goal. Ice hockey is perhaps the most intense version of hockey and can provide endless entertainment. However, there are forms of land based hockey that are played in fields. Both are hugely But the most popular form tends to be field hockey, played on dry land in a field.

There are, of course, countless spectator sports to get involved in. The three listed above are simply to give you a few ideas to get the ball rolling! Hopefully, one or two will appeal to you!

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