I can hear the wifey now already: "Daar is mos nie sport die naweek nie, so jy kan mos maar."
Fill in anything you want. It can be anything that she wants you to fix in and around the house.
Ja sports lovers, coronavirus pulled us a not-so-lekker dirty.
It would have been a bumper sporting week.
On the soccer front, Manchester City and Real Madrid would have highlighted the midweek fixtures with their Champions League last-16 second-leg tie.
Onto the Premier League and we would have had a whole host of games, with Liverpool within touching distance of their first league trophy in 30 years.
But because of the coronavirus those events have been shut down. And rightly so.
We still have Super Rugby, though, right? Wrong.
Sanzaar decided on the weekend to postpone all Super Rugby matches.
That means no Super Rugby action this coming weekend - no trip to Argentina for concerned coach John Dobson and his team.
I’m pretty sure they are delighted about dodging that one.
But while the players don’t know when they are going to return to action, I’d suggest that they don’t come to practice either.
It’s in times like these than we have to realise that health is more important than anything else.
Pay cheques are nothing if you aren’t alive to spend your hard-earned cash, therefore I won’t imagine these Super Rugby players going to their various training centres on Monday.
It’d be silly.
Coronavirus has landed in South Africa and we can’t wait for it to have a big impact before we start taking action.
Mass gatherings are a no-go.
So while international rugby - Super Rugby is an international tournament - has been postponed, I want to call on local sporting authorities to also postpone all club and provincial rugby events, as well as PSL soccer events.
Prevention is better than cure mense. And we have no vaccine or cure for Covid-19
We’ve seen in other countries that this virus doesn’t play games - hy versprei soos 'n veldbrand.
That leaves us with a bit of a problem, though.
What do you do with your sport-free weekends?
If you want to stay out of the dog box, think of ways to fix the stuff in and around the house.
As for me, I’ll do my best in that regard.
And then I will kick back and say a big thank you to online gaming and the guys at EA Sports.
A weekend without sporting competition just wouldn’t be complete and therefore I have Fifa Ultimate Team online.
Some of you might remember that I wrote about online Fifa gaming a few years back and how much money there is to be won in this “sport”.
Back then I didn’t play. Now, I fancy myself a decent player. Not quite at pro level yet, but getting there.
And that’s what I will be doing to get my sporting fix this coming weekend.
With coronavirus being what it is, online gaming is the safest route to go.
For those of you who doesn’t know what I’m talking about - Fifa has a section called Fifa Ultimate Team (FUT).
There you select and name your own club, build your own squad and compete against the rest of the world, without the risk of getting sick.
It’s bags of fun and if you’re really good at it, you can turn pro.
A number of the big European clubs have their own Fifa pro player.
Over in the UK, the football teams have also turned to gaming to get their fix.
Prem club Watford, for example, simulated their postponed match against Leicester using popular management simulator Football Manager.
The simulation ended in a 1-1 draw, with Roberto Pereyra scoring a late equaliser for the Hornets.
Anyway, back to reality.
Sport administrators the world over have a tough job to do in the next few months.
It doesn’t look like the coronavirus is going away anytime soon and you just have to wonder what will happen if teams don’t get to finish competitions in the scheduled time.
Do they just give the Premier League trophy to leaders Liverpool?
What happens to Super Rugby?
Will the British and Irish Lions still come to South Africa?
Yes, you can see where my heads at.
And yes, I don’t think this is a hit-and-run type of virus.
Therefore I believe the time to act is now if we want to ensure that this virus does not get the better of us as South Africans.
Cancel sporting events. Cancel all big events - I couldn’t care less if unions and businesses are going to lose money.
This is a time where we as a nation has to stand together to realise that money isn’t all that.
I haven’t even touched on the place of work yet, but that’s a story for another day.
Keep safe and stock up on hand sanitiser and whatever it is you need to boost your immune system.