Coronavirus VII: Sports: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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John Oliver discusses the sudden disappearance of sports due to coronavirus, how their absence is impacting people emotionally and financially, and the complications of bringing them back anytime soon.
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Matt Miklus
Matt Miklus 2 hours ago
Go galactic #ReachForTheStars
JPro 12 hours ago
John Joseph Manlongat
The Minty Maniacs will win the $20000 to win
memebigboy 19 hours ago
Can we make fifa matches with all actual soccer players and make it a thing?
bm hd
bm hd 21 hour ago
Thank you for sponsoring the Jelle's Marble League. I started watching. It's great!
5:10 Can't go to the pool to train, huh? TS for you, man.
Noah Orlowski
I'm a Coloradan and tbh, if the Rockies played without any fans it would just be a normal game
Benjamin Burke
OMG, I love marble racers. It's about time they had more traction. Go Jungle Jumpers!! I
John Oliver Calling Premier League "International Soccer League" is just disgraceful
Jensen Smith
Jensen Smith Day ago
Aqua From the Oceanics
We can’t catch a break can we
Ryan T
Ryan T 2 days ago
Here in Australia we started sports back up last month (with empty stadiums) and it was only after our new infection rate got down to single digits. Also in order for sports to start the teams need to go into total isolation as they know only 1 player getting this could mean they are shut-down again.
Green Ducks need to get a move on if they want to make as good a showing as they did last year (their debut) It feels like my favorite team is losing its momentum
Sing Tang singtang2
VeraFran19 2 days ago
How on Earth did I miss this announcement? U've been a fan of the channel for a long time. So glad y'all stepped up to keep the marbles running. Thank you.
Frizzleman 2 days ago
It is still so hard to reconcile how different this pandemic is and how the world will not at all be the same but marble runs is the best fucking thing to happen this year lmao
Krishnanand Nair
Krishnanand Nair 2 days ago
Who knew about Jelle's Marble Runs before this video?
shushanth swinderballs
What’s wrong with the name “fight island”. It’s based on Bruce Lee’s Enter the Dragon.
Fishing pole studios
Jesse Moss
Jesse Moss 3 days ago
You've now showed it to someone who has absolutely no interest in ever seeing or hearing about it again.
Anthony Giagiari
Anthony Giagiari 3 days ago
Jokes that make me laugh on paper are unfunny when he says them... wow...
The first episode I do not agree with. Fuck sports and fuck risking death for the blood thirsty heathens in the crowd. Might as well be a roman Coliseum
SonofGalahad 3 days ago
Gundy - about what I would expect from a college football coach in Oklahoma. What a twatwaffle.
Sam 3 days ago
sports is a mental illness
Blackblade137 4 days ago
John Oliver, you beautiful, beautiful man! Thank you for introducing me to this incredible league. I'm such a fan now after watching all the previous marble leave tournaments, I've ordered decals for my two favourite teams - who by the way are crushing it right now in the top 5 of 2020. LET'S GO MIDNIGHT WHISPS and CRAZY CATS EYES!
MyMark 4 days ago
just saw this www.bbc.co.uk/sport/mixed-martial-arts/53357610
Carrie Gregory
Carrie Gregory 5 days ago
Thanks for sponsoring the marble runs, John. O'rangers forever!
antdog313 5 days ago
I LOVE it!!! Not only break down a problem....but actually offer a solution???
NumptyDumpty 5 days ago
OK, heading over to Jelle's Marble Runs right now, but I'd like to also bring your attention to diecast model car racing, and in particular 3DBotmaker's videos. There's so good. ruvid.net/show-UCjN5K3IYZgz-vCWhI_DD01A
juvinile playboy
juvinile playboy 5 days ago
Raspberry Racers or Death, DO U HEAR ME?
Ping 5 days ago
MM 27
MM 27 5 days ago
Lol Ah the halcyon days when Trump only desired reopening instead of DEMANDING we all act normally in the most abnormal of times!
jill 5 days ago
Yaaaaas get that coin Jelle!!!!! Been a huge fan and told all the bar boys to watch the marblympics!! So excited to watch this season!!! GO HAZERS!!
OlliGaming Lounge
UFC fight island epitomizes how that organization is dealing with Covid, protecting fighters and keeping business and PPV going
The Flip
The Flip 5 days ago
The pandemic isn’t even real.
codbdup88 5 days ago
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For those who may see this: 3dBotmaker is lit and produces diecast racing videos of ridiculously good quality.
Ainsley Jackson
Ainsley Jackson 6 days ago
This whole pandemic I’ve been saying that I’m loosing my marbles and I think I’ve finally found them
Valentina Z
Valentina Z 6 days ago
OMG you whine like a damn woman, I caught this shit twice already, no one cares, if you die from it all you're gonna miss is the race war, ww3, or another shitty Star Wars movie.
Shubham Choudhary
11:01 here after UF-Sea tshirt got announced 🤣
Weigner Leigner
Weigner Leigner 6 days ago
John Oliver is the most beta male person I’ve ever seen in my life.
AB C 6 days ago
Why not UF-Sea? Because they aren’t fighting in the ocean, they are are fighting on an Island..
ljaproductions07 6 days ago
Surprised John didn't discuss the Premier league initiative of project restart and a bit more about the cost of the TV rights forcing the hand of leagues as that is a major reason as to why the Premier league at this point was slated to return. Also wwe (specifically Vinny Mac) and their relationship with Donald Trump can't be ignored, that's worth a deep dive on its own
Hemant Krishnan
Hemant Krishnan 6 days ago
the BGM is just too awesomely done!
Fishing pole studios
One of my favourite parts about this show is that when John Oliver says he’s gonna do something, he does it. He wants postage stamps? He makes postage stamps. A few years back when he wanted to mess with Bob Murray by showing a clip was still online, he actually used a unique URL, specifically stillontheinternetbigtime.com. Did he sponsor the marble boys? What do you think?
Keith Bell
Keith Bell 7 days ago
21:11 - That Grand Prix sound bite was soooo well placed my hair was literally blow askew.
Anriandor 7 days ago
Deutschland! 🇩🇪
J Cundari
J Cundari 7 days ago
Just watch esports if you're bored and need a competitive watch
Tales From The Creeps
UF-Sea is so gay. John Oliver’s gay
KiKieThatsMe 7 days ago
The marble game has really stepped it up wow!
Coreen Mazzocchi
Coreen Mazzocchi 7 days ago
Watching this 6-7 weeks after it was made, and where we are now... yikes
Felix O’Connor
Felix O’Connor 7 days ago
I've loved oceanics for a long time since I love the ocean... But he's too right...
강재휸 7 days ago
Im a huge SMR fan, RN3 is the G.O.A.T but I also watch the other events waiting for some exciting fan brawls lol
Frankie TheHeathen
This guy is insufferable
Mar Bles
Mar Bles 8 days ago
Just watch league of legends
max e
max e 8 days ago
Okay. I have anxiety and started watching these amazing marble races two years ago. Edit: They helped take my mind off anxious comcepts. They are amazing, and I’m so glad they’re finally getting their time to shine.
Susan Magar
Susan Magar 8 days ago
A Z 8 days ago
That got weird....
My name Is nobody
Without being a dick or wanting to be chastised- COVID-19 is the best thing ever to have happen for people that are more hermit crab than human- Like me- I hate large crowds and get super anxious. Since VA opened back up (sort of) Ive been to my local amusement park and Zoo- You have to set up an arrival time and they only let in a set number of people at a time and made masks mandatory- But i have not been in several years due to the crowds- So i for one welcome "social distancing" its great. My heart does go out to all the people who lost family members due to COVID 19.
Robert Howard
Robert Howard 8 days ago
Your Adam Driver rant had me dying. Lmao
Punic Wars
Punic Wars 8 days ago
OOOOOOOOOOOOooooooo rangers for LIFE
HIT EM' HARD! 8 days ago
@ 3:33 : 22+11= 33 Masonic number at both the time its shown and the number in the picture
Scott McGinn
Scott McGinn 8 days ago
The WWE stuff went so well after all
Hassan 8 days ago
Oj Simpson 😂
Abel Syltz the Flask Dagger
I already know what this is. It's because of involuntary committal laws. There are no more white coats, buddies and they won't ever turn themselves in. It's a moot point. The last time there were white coat ambulances was before Nazi Germany. It doesn't matter if you know someone's crazy or not. They have a right to just leave or never show up. The few normal people can tell pretty quickly if someone's off there's just nothing we can do, and I've already turned myself in to resign to little symptoms. I see more symptoms in working-class people and people walking around but they have the rights to just reject treatment.
Adam LeBlanc
Adam LeBlanc 9 days ago
No love for sim racing?
Octo 9 days ago
chris noecker
chris noecker 10 days ago
no public policy in place to deal with pandemic yet advocating the return of sports....gotta be the worst president in US history; its certainly the worst economy ever in US history for all but those on wallsreet...
Robert Lust
Robert Lust 10 days ago
facebook.com/rabblerabble.rabble.90/posts/174001254113774 #blacklivesmatter
Lewis Costin
Lewis Costin 10 days ago
The Australian Football League is attempting a reduced length season with player hubs and empty stadiums.
Athelene Gosnell
Athelene Gosnell 10 days ago
Thanks for the intro to Jelle's!
Ed the Frog
Ed the Frog 10 days ago
Go Minty Maniacs!
Levente Tanka
Levente Tanka 10 days ago
No way, Bumblebees are best.
dbeezy 10 days ago
A sponsor is needed to dig dirt and roll marbles? I can't stand mediocrity. You people need your heads examined
dbeezy 10 days ago
Oh please. Stanford University has more wealth than 92 Nations. Again, the University is more wealthy than 92 series countries. They don't need football to maintain their wealth. They need football to give retards a diploma. Almost all US universities are so wealthy they could provide free tuition for their enrollees for the next 220 years before they even noticed a a drop in their back balance. Shame on Americans. Real men don't watch sports. They are too busy chopping wood to hear the house and hunting food for the kitchen table and to busy getting a bj from happily satisfied wives whom don't have to worry about their bills being paid.
dbeezy 10 days ago
Professional sport, if we ignore the oxymoron of that phrase, it's still the most adolescent, inadequate masculinity presentation on Earth. I'm glad they are gone. I hope they never make a comeback.
Statera 11 days ago
I know this is crazy but what if sports companies worked with vr companies to play baseball in vr or any sport?
Stanley Law
Stanley Law 11 days ago
FUCK! My home state of Oklahoma made it on the show.
Corey Evan
Corey Evan 11 days ago
I think this could be the perfect time (via webcam at least) to resurrect “ESPN’s 2minute Drill.” Effortless!
Brendan Wilson
Brendan Wilson 11 days ago
Cr1rical fans know vasily
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