PBR (Professional Bull Riders) was back in action last weekend in Oklahoma with a closed-to-fans, made-for-TV event produced by a skeleton crew, following a five-week Coronavirus-caused hiatus.
No fans were in attendance, and social distancing, functional separation and other safety measures were in full force as the cowboys of the PBR laid a blueprint for a safe and responsible return for sports doing TV events.
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- What is the PBR?
- What do you think a “made for TV” event is?
- Why do you think the PBR chose to host a “made for TV” event while the majority of country remains locked down during the health crisis?
- Given the circumstances, how difficult do you think it was for the PBR to pull off an event like this?
- How might the PBR’s event provide a roadmap for other sports and entertainment events who are considering reopening? Describe your answer in detail.