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5 Things to Talk About Now that Sport is Gone

With practically all your favourite sports cancelled or postponed due to coronavirus, we have prepared an essential list of conversation topics for you to employ the next time you see a friend, family member or acquaintance.

So, coronavirus has taken away your lifeblood, the reason you get up in a morning, the spark that keeps you going through this dreary existence we call life: sport. You have nothing to watch, you're not interested in fancy things like music or art, and, worst of all, you have to make conversation without the faithful buzz questions that you've come to rely on like "did you see that ludicrous display at the weekend" or "do you think [insert team] will win it this year"?

Fear not, because below we have five killer conversation topics for you to use so you can avoid those awkward silences like the plague, complete with useful icebreakers to get things going.

1. Coronavirus

Here's an obvious one. Talk about the deadly virus that's swept the globe, selfishly ruined all your favourite sports and left you completely stuck for things to talk about. Maybe even throw in a joke where you cough and say "oh no, I think I've got coronavirus". It'll be hilarious.

If you have it or know someone that has it, even better. Your counterparts will be hanging on every word like you're a celebrity.

Conversation starter: "so, that coronavirus is causing some chaos..."

2. Past sporting events

Reminisce about the most memorable sporting moments during your lifetime. Remember when Man United won the treble? Or when Mike Tyson got knocked out by Buster Douglas? Crazy, right? How about the time when Tom Brady won his sixth Super Bowl? Good times.