If your Twitter feed is anything like mine, it was enthralled with The Match 2 on Sunday where Tom Brady and Phil Mickelson took on Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning in 18 holes of golf. The Match 1.0 — Woods vs. Mickelson last year — was mostly a lackluster disappointment, but the hybrid Match 2.0 actually proved to be quite entertaining.
This even happened.
Apparently made-for-TV hybrid sports can sometimes be good!
This got me to thinking what other TV crafted events could be on the way if real sports take longer to come back than expected. And, even more importantly, how could WSU get in on this action?
Let’s assume we can’t have any typical sporting events for a few more months, but you can create an event with any WSU teams or alums. Who’s playing and what are they playing?
Personally, I think Nick Rolovich should organize a campus wide game of capture the flag with the offense taking on the defense. Set up live streaming cameras all over campus and get Gabe Marks to be the color analyst. I would watch multiple hours of that.
What is your made for TV WSU sporting event?
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