Part of me thinks there’s a very real chance that the cancellation of college football might actually drive the President’s approval rating below 40%.
— Bear Braumoeller (@Prof_BearB) August 11, 2020
GO FORTH TO DIE, YOUNG GLADIATORS! WE NEED THE ENTERTAINMENT!
Coach Lou out here sacrificing the youngins to Touchdown Jesus https://t.co/SnLHtqCj3n
— Ragnarok Lobster (@eclecticbrotha) August 11, 2020
— Reuters (@Reuters) August 12, 2020
Two of the five wealthiest U.S. college sports conferences postponed the fall football season on Tuesday because of the COVID-19 pandemic, a critical blow to both an iconic American cultural tradition and a multibillion-dollar entertainment industry…
The move leaves the future of college football being played at all this fall in significant doubt as college officials grow ever more wary of their ability to have thousands of unpaid players practice and compete without jeopardizing their safety and contributing to the spread of a highly communicable disease.
“We know that this is a difficult day for our student-athletes, and our hearts go out to them and their families,” Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said in a statement. “We have made clear that all of their scholarships will be guaranteed.” …
U.S. President Donald Trump advocated for college football to be played this year and suggested that student athletes are strong enough to withstand the novel coronavirus.
“We want to get football in colleges. These are young, strong people. They won’t have a big problem with the China virus. So we want to see college football start,” Trump said during a news conference at the White House…
I for one support Mike Pence's wish to play college football. Let's get him in there returning some punts. Maybe put him in the slot and have him run some routes over the middle. Honestly there's no wrong way to use him. https://t.co/sYOowfiuZ9
— David Roth (@david_j_roth) August 11, 2020
Last time you went to a football game, you walked out as a PR stunt.
Fuck off, you obsequious prick. https://t.co/mRYvEi4HsQ
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) August 11, 2020
Ah yes, a little more time. If only the pandemic had exploded earlier. Like, say, in March https://t.co/IcNeab15DY
— Drew Magary (@drewmagary) August 11, 2020
buddy do you know what the word “college” in “college football” means https://t.co/QgtUGd9ATt
— kilgore trout, new tone haver (@KT_So_It_Goes) August 11, 2020