* A new normal bonus: On Saturday night, it was the Fox Sports replay of the Lightning’s game-seven win over the Flyers in the Eastern Conference Finals, and on Monday it was the Rays game-seven win over the Red Sox in the American League Championship Series. Both (2004 and 2008) are more than a decade old, but it helped a lot–not just virtually. Especially when the opposition is Philadelphia and Boston. And, BTW, we were there in person for the Bolts-Flyers game with day-of-game, standing-room-only tickets. The excitement after the game was palpable–and that was no virtual hug handed out by a celebrating Mayor Pam Iorio.
* “If this is rolled out in stages and reasonably, (if) we’re really paying attention to proper surveillance and we get the tests available, I think we can have fall sports.”–Dr. Brian Hainline, the NCAA’s chief medical officer.