22 March 2020 12:41
In the time since COVID-19 shut down nearly the entire sporting world, some folks have already gotten creative trying to fill the void sports left behind. A heated marble race took off on Twitter, blowing up with over 34 million views. Then there's Nick Heath, a sports broadcaster who is passing the time commentating on everyday life. Heath, a rugby commentator and journalist based in London, England, has garnered hundreds of thousands of views on Twitter by narrating normal activities as if they were televised to a national audience. His first video depicts an event he calls the "Two lonely blokes in a park contest." That gave way to races involving strollers, walkers on a busy street and dogs on a quiet path.
With the burst of Twitter fame Heath received from these posts, he made sure to remind people that commentating is his actual job — and not just a hobby born out of boredom. "I do try and do it properly most of the time," he tweeted. "Fond memories of calling the game of the (Women's Six Nations rugby, in February) when the world was a very different place." In the time due to the fact COVID-19 shut down approximately the full sporting environment, some folks have now gotten imaginative seeking to fill the void athletics left guiding. Athletes are involving their pets in workouts. A heated marble race took off on Twitter, blowing up with around 34 million sights.
Global 4×4 Pushchair Development Last. Stay. #LifeCommentary #LiveCommentary pic.twitter.com/BGGh01m1k1 Right after the lunch split now… 2020 Crossroad Dash. Are living.#LifeCommentary #LiveCommentary pic.twitter.com/QFkW0SUqy8 Mundane Wander. #LifeCommentary #LiveCommentary pic.twitter.com/sDJCI5OVlW — Nick Heath (@nickheathsport) March 18, 2020 With the burst of Twitter fame Heath acquired from these posts, he produced sure to remind men and women that commentating is his genuine career — and not just a passion born out of boredom. "I do test and do it properly most of the time," he tweeted. "Fond recollections of contacting the match of the (Women's 6 Nations rugby, in February) when the entire world was a quite unique put." Social distancing can be fun. With no live sports to commentate, British Rugby commentator Nick Heath has instead turned to commentating mundane real life events instead. The coronavirus has impacted almost everything, from the global economy down to how we each live our every day lives. One outcome from all of this has been that much of live sport around the world has been postponed, or cancelled. This not only impacts players and coaches, but has a trickle-down effect to other people who make their living from sport. One such person is English Rugby commentator Nick Heath. Without sport to commentate, he has been a little lost, and so has taken it upon himself to get out and about and commentate mundane every day activities as if it is live sport. Instead of "live commentary" he calls it "life commentary", and tbh he makes it sort of thrilling. I personally really got into the battle between "plastic bag guy" and "leggings woman" as they crossed a road. Then there's obviously watching a woman at the height of her field as she barters at the market. Absolutely going off is the always enthralling battle between two competitors, chocolate vs vanilla. And of course there's always an exciting competition on at Middle Class Arena. And nobody can ever get enough of the "final of the two lonely blokes in the park contest" Go check out Heath's Twitter feed and YouTube channel for more boring activities talked about in exciting ways.