A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s murky outside. Mirkwood after Mt. Doom exploded murky. Valyria murky. Dante’s fifth circle murky. The-West-Coast-is-burning murky. And yet, college football’s season is murkier still.
• We want weekly college football games, don’t we? Isn’t that what we expect this time of year? But this time of year in 2020 isn’t typical. Other than, maybe, the murkiness in the air. Heck, the air quality is so bad today around here (and getting worse) the Cougars’ home game with Houston today might have been canceled.
That’s a little more typical than, say, canceling the entire fall season due to a pandemic. And yet, it’s no comfort at all.
Other areas of the country, who don’t have murky air hanging over their football fields (though it seems to be prevalent in conference offices), are trying to play. Not just today but throughout the fall. So far, it’s started as smooth as a 1975 Buick…