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Sat Nov 28, 2020, 08:49 AM

The Atlantic: Denial Isn't Working Out for College Football

The coronavirus keeps infecting players and disrupting game schedules, but schools are acting as if the pandemic isn’t happening.

College football is now the epitome of the way dysfunction becomes normalized in America. Fans of the sport woke up to the news Saturday morning that the Clemson–Florida State game was postponed because a Clemson offensive lineman had tested positive for the coronavirus the day before. The matchup was one of 18 games that had to be canceled or postponed last week because of COVID-19.


Here is a full list of Saturday’s games that have been either cancelled or postponed:

Colorado State at Air Force (Thursday)
Southern Miss at UAB (Friday)
San Diego State at Fresno State (Friday)
No. 4 Ohio State at Illinois
No. 7 Cincinnati at Temple
No. 11 Oklahoma at West Virginia
Minnesota at No. 16 Wisconsin
No. 25 Tulsa at Houston
Louisiana Tech at Florida International
Florida Atlantic at Middle Tennessee


God knows I loves me some football but to keep having these games college, pro, high school, and youth leagues
is just about insane.

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mn9driver Nov 2020 #1

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Sat Nov 28, 2020, 09:22 AM

1. As long as they keep the stadiums empty, the NFL and the players Union can do what they want.

They are grownups and no one is forcing them to play.

The college teams are different. In spite of the outward similarities to the NFL, these are kids who aren’t really being offered a choice. They can either practice and play, or they can watch their possible future pro career disappear, along with the scholarship money that keeps them in school.

The rest of the world thinks we are insane. IMO, they are correct.

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