You know it's going to be an extraordinary week when Nick Kyrgios becomes the voice of reason.
Surely only in a bizarre parallel universe could the outstanding candidate for the title of Australia's biggest sporting boofhead find himself accidentally straying into the moral high ground.
But lo, it came to pass that he of the stroppy temperament and permanent can't-be-bothered expression should be the one talking sense when Novak Djokovic subscribed to the Donald Trump theory of ignore COVID-19 and it can't hurt you.
Stubbornly going ahead with his own tournament before full crowds at the height of the pandemic despite universal advice to the contrary saw the Serb go from world no.1 tennis player to world no.1 "arse clown of the year" according to respected observers Roy and HG (who also suggested said accolade be named the Verstappen Award).
When the tournament's players began testing positive - followed by its star and his wife - Kyrgios commented that when it comes to stupidity "this takes the cake".
Unusually for Kyrgios, he was right.
Fortunately, the sport's Grand Slam calendar is set to resume in August with the US Open in a nation which - with four per cent of the world's population and 30 per cent of its COVID cases - has proved itself to be Novakesque in its handling of the virus.
This wasn't the only time this week when the compass seemed wildly out on planet sport.
Super Netball decided to introduce a 1.9-metre zone from which two-point goals could be scored, but only in the final five minutes of quarters - presumably for no other reason than to make playing, officiating and spectating the sport just that little bit more complicated.
Even more ludicrous were reports that this year's AFL Grand Final - already rumoured to be a ground-breaking night match - may have to be played in Sydney due to the escalating coronavirus situation in Melbourne.
It was the most earth-shattering proposition imaginable for shell-shocked Victorians. Well, apart from Carlton winning back-to-back games, obviously.
Fortunately, AFL normality was resumed when an Essendon player tested positive.
However, for unrivalled sporting craziness, look no further than the self-proclaimed world game.
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Somewhat bizarrely, Liverpool became both the earliest and latest champions in English football history - having won the Premier League in the fewest number of matches but at the latest recorded date, after the competition had been pandemically prolonged.
Right-thinking members of the Liverpudlian community wasted no time launching into a mass gathering celebration in the city centre, simultaneously marking both the end of the club's 30-year title drought and the beginning of a coronavirus second wave on Merseyside.
By a delightful coincidence, Liverpool's first playing engagement since claiming the title will be at Manchester City, thereby affording their closest rivals the opportunity to give them a guard of honour. Nice.
Meanwhile, Australia secured a soccer World Cup, apparently without any obvious sign of bribery, skulduggery or any other degree of the corruption traditionally considered an essential part of a bidding process by FIFA or indeed the IOC.
Tasmania was offered the chance of adding soccer to its rugby (2003) and cricket (2015) World Cup involvements when Australia and New Zealand galloped home in a two-horse race to host the women's tournament in 2023.
But it wasn't as straight-forward as it seemed with England turning its back on its Commonwealth ally and suggesting that Brexit never really happened by siding with the European bloc and voting for Colombia.
Hopefully, that - and the rest of this week's lunacy - will be forgotten when normal service is resumed and Tassie gets to welcome more global sporting powerhouses like Namibia, Romania, Sri Lanka and Scotland.