Of course it goes without saying you should be doing what you can to stay in great physical health yourself, so not just watching sport but actually getting on your treadmill or simply running up and down your stairs or along your balcony.
But if, like me, your life revolved around looking forward to your weekly football matches or to this years Olympics what can you do to pass the time?
Firstly, you could, of course, read the daily updates on your favourite or local teams, but that is usually more frustrating than joyful when forced to read they might not be able to finish the season and that no-one will be declared champion (or relegated).
Of course, teams react differently to lockdowns and the potential of a pre-mature end to their seasons. Compare the examples given here by Liverpool and Celtic.
Liverpool last won a league in 1989-90 season (30 years ago) and their manager, Klopp, recently stated:
I don't care if the league is void, if it means even saving 1 single person
Celtic last won a league in 2018-19 (last season) and their manager, Lennon, said:
nobody will be taking the league off us
So now let's get to the part which perhaps brings the excitement of football back. The good news is that there is still football to watch ;)
The Belarus Premier League! is still on! Yes! You read that right, they are still playing football and they are still playing it in front of people in stadia! Now I hear you saying but I don't follow teams in Belarus! Well then just pick one and let's get on with it!
Next, how about watching a few reruns of some classic games? Maybe you didn't even know (or can recall) the results so just watch it as a new game. Or just catch the highlights.
Some great examples would be:
Do you believe in miracles? Milan went into the 2005 Champions League Final as strong favourites and at half-time everything was going to plan. But then, 'The Miracle of Istanbul' happened.
Or maybe some World Cup football?
Maybe you're a Klopp fan? Then again, who isn't?
And since its 2020 the 'year of the toilet paper', here is something you can join in with and do from home:
Finally, perhaps you can play with your next door neighbor, like these fine people in Italy:
Bonus, not spectator sports as such but still some fun things to do and learn during a lockdown:
Around the world and across many sports, leagues, clubs and organizing bodies are providing reruns of many, many games down the years and even suspending subscriptions until things normalize so get out there, get online and get up to date (if not fit!).