From classic sports games to music: What you can do to get a break from the coronavirus pandemic

Posted at 9:52 PM, Mar 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-20 23:27:25-04

Good vibes and classic sports games: Those are among the things you can do this weekend to get a break from coronavirus pandemic.

I know we are all stressed and anxious about the coronavirus news. We live in uncertain times, but we need to stay strong and find ways to get through this together.

A big stress relief for all of us can be watching our favorite sports teams, listening to music, going to a concert, or going out for a meal with friends and family.

That's on hold right now as we learn the importance of social distancing and the critical need to stay at home. But it doesn't mean we can't find ways to enjoy music, watch sports and enjoy a meal together with family.

So I reached to the Brewers, Bucks, and Packers and asked them to give me a list of classic games to watch this weekend or in the days to come.

Here are three classic Buck Games coming up on TV:

Saturday, March 21, at 7 p.m. on Fox Sports Wisconsin
Bucks vs. Warriors from 12/12/15

Monday, March 23, at 7 p.m. on Fox Sports Wisconsin
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's NBA debut. 10/18/69

Wednesday, March 25th, 7 p.m. on Fox Sports Wisconsin
Ray Allen outduels Allen Iverson to force Game 7. 6/1/01

If you're ready for some baseball, I got this from Brewers Manager Craig Counsell: " has a recommendation of five classic Brewers games that can be watched online for free on YouTube. It starts with the Juan Nieves no-hitter and includes the game at Wrigley, where we clinched the 2018 Division title." Thanks, Craig!

Music helps get us in a good mood - so I reached out to some of the best in the business at Summerfest.

Here's a good playlist for the weekend from Don Smiley, President, and CEO of Milwaukee World Festival, Inc.

Bruce Springsteen

  • Born to Run

Black Eyed Peas

  • Meet Me Halfway

Boz Scaggs

  • Georgia

Led Zeppelin

  • Stairway to Heaven

Jackie Wilson

  • (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher

Jackson Browne

  • Somebody’s Baby

Keith Urban

  • The Fighter

Kirk Franklin

  • Looking for You

Luke Bryan

  • Roller Coaster


  • Hey Ya!

Tim McGraw

  • Humble and Kind

How about five good albums or concerts to kick back and relax this weekend?

Here's what Summerfest VP of Entertainment Bob Babisch gave me.

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

  • Live From the Ryman

Keith Jarrett

  • The Koln Concert

David Gilmour

  • About Face


  • Manic

Miles Davis

  • Sketches of Spain


  • 8 Mile

I hope this helps. I will continue to find ways we can enjoy the good things in life, like books, movies, plays and all sorts of good things. I'll keep adding to this list.

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