The Anonymous Widower

Will Bread And Circuses Help Us Through COVID-19?

Bread and circuses is an old phrase that goes back to Roman times.

It looks like TV and on-line cooks and chefs and the supermarkets have given us the first, so do we need more of the second?

At the weekend, I enjoyed watching quality horse-racing on ITV, so wouldn’t it be sensible to get football on free-to-air television as soon as possible.

It might encourage people to stay-in, rather than gather in groups.

Would it cut the spread of COVID-19?

June 9, 2020 - Posted by | Food, Health, Sport | , , ,


  1. Footy schedule on tv in June here—

    Mostly on Sky & BT

    Comment by MauriceGReed | June 9, 2020 | Reply

  2. I have a Sky subscription, as the house was designed like a Faraday cage and all radio-based signals are terrible in most parts of the house. I can’t get DAB radio either.

    Comment by AnonW | June 9, 2020 | Reply

  3. I would like to think it would, especially when pubs etc re-open. I am not interested in football and have never been to a match – the only match I ever watched was World Cup 1966 on friends TV, we didnt have one. I didnt follow the match I was clueless – although to be fair I was only 9.

    But people meeting together to watch matches live, on TV or online cannot be a good thing whilst Covid is still around. Although in a house if they socially distance, it may not be too bad.

    Comment by nosnikrapzil | June 10, 2020 | Reply

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