Social Roundup: See what athletes are doing with their seasons suspended – March 30
With the NBA, MLB, NHL and other major sports leagues and sporting events suspended or canceled because of the coronavirus, professional athletes are spending their free time working out, playing video games, learning how to play instruments and more. Have a look at what some of your favorite players from your favorite teams are up to on social media.
It’s day 156,34,832 of quarantine – or at least it feels like it.
But remember, we can weather any storm. Just ask greatest-ever Grand Slam tennis champion Roger Federer. Rain or shine, he is putting in work.
— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) March 30, 2020
It doesn’t matter what age either. It’s never too early to start getting those reps in!
Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Jake Gardiner is taking this time to train his son to become hockey’s next big star.
Jake Gardiner (@Jgardiner272) is starting hockey lessons early.
— NHL (@NHL) March 30, 2020
Athletes are getting ridiculously creative. If you can’t go out to the ballpark, why not bring it to you?
That’s exactly what Houston Texans outfielder Joey Gallo did. We’re not sure if we’re more scared about his neighbors or a ball flying straight through and shattering a window…
Joey Gallo has the perfect quarantine set up 🙌
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) March 29, 2020
San Jose Earthquakes midfielder Vako Qazaishvili is still taking his training very seriously. Perhaps a little too seriously?
Don’t forget: You might need to keep up on your craft, but you are stuck at home with the same people. You can play hard and play nice, all at the same time.
ALL BALL. 😂
— San Jose Earthquakes (@SJEarthquakes) March 28, 2020
Just like a few of our favorite golfers are! They took a break from the green to participate in a different kind of challenge – but don’t worry, their clubs were still involved.
Current World No. 1 Rory McIlroy, six-time World Golf Champion Dustin Johnson, and others tried out the bounce challenge.
#TeamTaylorMade took the #TMBounceChallenge – now it's your turn! We're challenging you to show off your juggling skills to help keep this going. Post your video below, include #TMBounceChallenge & tag 3 friends for a chance to be featured. Let's get creative & have some fun! pic.twitter.com/vbIFVS1pnO
— TaylorMade Golf (@TaylorMadeGolf) March 30, 2020
Meanwhile, some soccer stars might not be practicing the game, but they are still staying active.
FC Dallas midfielder Paxton Pomykal apparently has some epic moves off the field. You’ve got to check this out!
— Major League Soccer (@MLS) March 29, 2020
Speaking of sweet feet, former Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick was the first NFL quarterback to rush for 1,000 yards in a season, but in Madden, he was playing as a current young quarterback in the NFL who is shattering all his records.
Vick – as the 2019 NFL MVP Lamar Jackson – showed he’s still got it, even if it’s virtual.
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) March 30, 2020
Now’s also a great time to work on some skills you otherwise wouldn’t have time for.
If the NBA doesn’t work for Toronto Raptors center Serge Ibaka, there’s no doubt he has a bright future in the culinary industry. We’d give him five stars.
Serge Ibaka doesn't cook… he designs food. 🤣👨🍳
— theScore (@theScore) March 29, 2020
Former Cleveland Browns NFL linebacker Emmanuel Acho is really showing us a whole new world. Who knew our favorite athletes had so many incredible talents?!
Last week, they said I sound like I sing Disney musicals and #Covid_19 has me wanting, “A Whole New World”, right now.
Y’all enjoy! pic.twitter.com/44QqoAzrCx
— Emmanuel Acho (@thEMANacho) March 30, 2020
We’re ready for a whole new world, too – a post-quarantine world.
Hope everyone is hanging in there.
Remember, we’ll get through this together.