Virtual sports better than no reality at all

Whether we like it or not, Sunday may have given us a glimpse into the future of televised sports.

CBS showed some classic March Madness games over the weekend to help viewers get their Basketball Jones, but as great as those games were … we already knew the outcomes. 

The real drama we feel from sports comes from NOT knowing who wins. One reason it was such a huge deal when the Boston Red Sox or the Chicago Cubs finally won the World Series was because they both had gone so long without doing it.

So how is it possible to fill the void without actual games? With VIRTUAL games that are as close as possible to the real thing. 

NASCAR staged an online race with real drivers. And a major cable network put it on TV.

Formula One did the same, with the action streamed live on TV and several social media channels.

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