How to save the 2020 college football season
The sports media and the political media world are gathering to undo college football.
Why? I can’t even begin to understand it.
But with the Ivy League ending their fall sports and the Big 10 ending non-conference games, with other conferences to follow, it is becoming increasingly clear that the game we all love will be killed by the end of the month, if not sooner.
The ending of non-conference games makes absolutely no sense.
Look at the University of Florida and their schedule: They have a game with the University of Kentucky at home and an away game at Florida State. Which game do you think will get played (if there is a season)?
Kentucky, because it is in the same conference.
But Lexington and Gainesville are 708 miles away, while Gainesville and Tallahassee are around 150 miles away from each other.
So logistically, having Kentucky come to Florida is a bigger “hassle” but that game might get played.
If you can rationalize this using science, medicine, politics, logic, common sense or wild guesses, let me know.
This ridiculous decision all but dooms a season because it is indefensible and silly.
So, how do we fix this?
Throw out the conferences for a season and replace them with 50 state divisions and reset the schedule completely.
If the distance is an issue, and that’s the best reason I can come up with to end non-conference games, this eliminates that.
This will force every state to play all games in their home state, with no exceptions. These are trying times after all.
Here is a potential Alabama schedule:
9/5 – Alabama A&M at Alabama
9/12 – Faulkner at Alabama
9/19 – Alabama at Samford
9/26 – Alabama at Troy
10/3 – UAB Blazers at Alabama
10/10 – Birmingham-Southern Panthers at Alabama
10/17 – Alabama at West Alabama
10/24 – Alabama at Alabama State
11/7 – Jacksonville State at Alabama
11/14 – North Alabama at Alabama
11/21 – Alabama at South Alabama
11/28 – Auburn at Alabama
This will be good for these schools to play the powerhouse. Maybe fans eventually get to see these games in person; the schools could even get some of that sweet TV revenue.
The rankings can be done, the same with the coaches’ and media polls.
When this schedule is done, have your conference championships and College Football Playoff as normal.
Is this the perfect system? No.
This is going to require innovation and new ideas. If you want an actual college football season, this is the best bet.
Any conference that thinks it is going to continue on, as usual, is crazy. The sports media is set for self-destruction with their thirst to insert politics into America’s avenues for escape. Killing the college football season is their goal.
They will chip away at them until they relent.
Economies will be further destroyed, jobs will be lost (in their industry as well), and lives will be changed forever.
When college football is officially canceled, we will all know things have changed for good.
It will happen.