You don’t have to look far to find someone blaming the media for canceling college football and saying that we are also trying to cancel the NFL season. I’ll be blunt here: This ticks me off. “The media” does not cancel college football season. I am doing it all by myself, thank you very much.
Look, we all felt bored and anxious during our isolation. Some people put jigsaw puzzles together. I’ve dismantled a sport. It helped time pass.
You may be wondering if I am “root for virus”. Well, duh. What self-respecting journalists would Not Root for a virus that killed 160,000 Americans? It̵7;s all under the umbrella of being a bad person, OK?
Of course, sports writers who have “sport” for the sake of coverage are “better”. It gives us “work” that gets us “paid”. But I’m passionate about being bad, and sometimes – I realize the irony of it – being a bad person means not being selfish. If I can work and get paid, my colleagues can work and get paid. That’s one thing that doesn’t start for me.
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As you might assume, having a dream job for two decades can leave a person bitter and angry. Sure, we get to travel to interesting places, get paid to cover events that others pay dearly to attend, write interesting stories and talk to interesting people. , but… where am I? Oh yes. Bitter and angry,
There is no cheering in the press box. But as I often wonder: What if there was no press box? What if we all just sat at home, had no place to go, nothing to do, no money to do, no clothes to watch, no national anthem to disregard existence At our free hate, and without the perfectly formed parade band, playing some of the most inspirational music in the world?
Wouldn’t that be great?
It’s a little too early to say for sure. I still haven’t experienced the joy of a Saturday fall without college football. Maybe the fresh autumn air, falling foliage, cider and donuts would ruin it for me. But for now, I feel really happy about the cancellation of the sport.
Of course, not everyone is satisfied with what I have achieved. As my colleague Ross Dellenger reported, Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse wrote a letter to the Big Ten presidents asking them to Not to cancel college football season.
I certainly respect Senator Sasse for taking the controversial view in Nebraska in favor of college football. That is the kind of daring leadership America needs. But Senator Sasse wrote that a lot of college principals agree with him, and he knows this because that’s what they say “when the camera isn’t shooting” and …
Oh, oh, oh! One Republican senator said that people keep their opinion different from when the camera is filming? Where did he get it on Earth that idea?
Well done, Senator. The people on our Virus team always believed that we would win. Of course, if there was simply a root for something, the Browns will have won six Super Bowl tournaments so far. The rooting of the virus, although certainly a good time, will never self-destruct college football.
So how to solve this problem? I’m sure you want to know. But a magician doesn’t reveal his tricks, a coach doesn’t share all of his plays and a chef doesn’t share all of his recipes, except sometimes. , like when a chef publishes a cookbook or has a cooking show on television or something, but works with me here. Anyway: A reporter did not explain how he personally canceled a sport.
I would say college football is built on competition. Sure, the USC will lose millions of dollars and alienate a lot of fans and recruits with this decision, but as I explained to the USC administration: Same with UCLA! Totally worth it!
The next thing I know, Pac-12 canceled the season. Big Ten has canceled its season.
How do I feel now? Empty, lifeless, and never better. It even surpassed the joy I felt when no one won the lottery.
Alas, my job is not over yet. Big 12 just announced its new schedule and the SEC plans to continue with its season. But I still believe, from the bottom of my heart, if I have one, that I can also make those tournaments cancel their season. I feel good about my chances and I guess it wouldn’t hurt to tell you my secret to my true success.
I just told people not to wear masks. Works at all times.
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