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    Possible Spring Start For College Football

    In an Instagram video, ESPN’s Chris Fowler said Monday that, “informed speculation from a lot of reasonable people indicate the spring option could be the least risky of them all.”

    Fowler went on and said there are likely three options for the college football season: play the season as scheduled, push it back to November and make it a two-semester sport, or push it all the way back to the spring of 2021.

    Then on Wednesday, AAC commissioner Michael Aresco told Paul Finebaum that a spring season is something being considered.

    “I don’t want to be the one to go on record saying there is going to be spring football, or winter football. But talking to our own group, that is something you have to consider,” said Aresco.

    While some pro-sports may begin their seasons in the near future without fans, college football cannot survive that way.

    Revenue from ticket sales drives several athletic programs and the FootballScoop points out the “entire college athletics industry will collapse without a football season played some time before summer 2021.”
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    Totally impossible

    Stupid on top of it

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    Some colleges are talking about being closed for the fall semester. If they played the normal schedule, wondering how they would justify thousands in a stadium, but not hundreds in a class?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr KLC View Post
    Some colleges are talking about being closed for the fall semester. If they played the normal schedule, wondering how they would justify thousands in a stadium, but not hundreds in a class?
    There won't be games without students on campus, period

    Most likely, no fans unless they figure out a safe distance, so maybe 1/2 full at most spread all over.

    Either way, it's a giant clusterfuck

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    i can see it in the spring

    not sure how you do it without vaccine for students. pro is a diff level.

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    College season much more at risk than nfl

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    Sounds like a strong possibility. Too much money at risk. If there is not a season, many universities will go bankrupt

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    They play in spring if they have to, which seems more likely than fall
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    I can see college football next spring and that would make sense if this isn't straightened out by August.

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    LOL. These schools have billions in endowments. They can easily cover their costs by television revenue alone. Some of them might have some trouble paying all their multi-million dollar coaches but that is a different problem.

    The reason they want to play in spring is because there is too much money to be made not because they can't afford not to.

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    The Spring idea is impossible. Which players actually get to play? Two College seasons back to back in the same year? Remember who Fowler is paid by.

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    Q is right

    Can’t work in the spring

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    It is impossible to plan any kind of College season when no one knows if the Students will even be allowed back on campuses for the fall semester. There are 64 FBS Power 5 conference teams plus Notre Dame that will be on 65 different agenda's. Public and Private institutions may be on different agendas in the same state (see Standord and USC in the Pac 12 and in California). The one good thing to come out of this is that maybe they will get rid of some of the ridiculous Bowl Games.

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    The country has to go on regardless of people die it’s just the way it all works
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    Awesome - will ease the pain of the XFL folding!
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    i many be wrong and boy i hope so, i just cant see college football being started on time this year.what about the big us open tennis in ny, imo that will not happen either.

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    Fu ck wearing masks and social distancing the sooner we all get this shit the better.

    They should have tents at the walmart right now where they can inject the virus straight into us.

    But instead it is 2-15 years of no sports, no casinos, no beaches and outright straight misery.

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    There’s plenty of time for September we’re going to be looked at as pussies if we don’t stop all these other countries are opening up

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    Spring football is the dumbest idea ever! The NFL draft is in April and no draftable player would risk injury to play. Lol can u imagine a kid gets drafted and has a college game the same day - please!

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    so many poor comments in here....................

    2021 spring football would be fine for 2020 season....... if we can send a man to the moon, i'm pretty sure we can play football in the spring. heck, they might find it's more popular then. probably not though

    won't be lots of fans in the stands for a long time......... probably won't be any. but who knows? maybe they can cherry-pick boosters and have 10k in an 80k stadium.

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    Most likely college
    Football this fall

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    Quote Originally Posted by gojetsgomoxies View Post
    so many poor comments in here....................

    2021 spring football would be fine for 2020 season....... if we can send a man to the moon, i'm pretty sure we can play football in the spring. heck, they might find it's more popular then. probably not though

    won't be lots of fans in the stands for a long time......... probably won't be any. but who knows? maybe they can cherry-pick boosters and have 10k in an 80k stadium.
    So the kids will play until mid May, NFL will postpone 2021 nfl draft until June, teams get the kids into camp and start games in Sept? Not gonna happen. Star college players heading to nfl would sit out season. No reason to risk injury. Schools aren’t going to risk flying teams all over the country until virus is contained.

    If college campuses don’t reopen by late July, season is lost and the state of Alabama becomes 100% irrelevant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grits n' Gravy View Post
    So the kids will play until mid May, NFL will postpone 2021 nfl draft until June, teams get the kids into camp and start games in Sept? Not gonna happen. Star college players heading to nfl would sit out season. No reason to risk injury. Schools aren’t going to risk flying teams all over the country until virus is contained.

    If college campuses don’t reopen by late July, season is lost and the state of Alabama becomes 100% irrelevant.
    As do most Southern States, and a huge percentage of the black population.

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    See how they are pushing the vaxxine.

    Shove a needle in them all before they can play.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BigdaddyQH View Post
    As do most Southern States, and a huge percentage of the black population.
    Rape any more of your grandkids during the lockdown sicko?

    Yes, bigdaddyqh is a convicted child molester.

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    This Covid hoax will be dead before August

    Mark my words

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    Spring start will not work

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogball View Post
    Spring start will not work
    why not?

    i think life should go on now though
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    Quote Originally Posted by wakefield23 View Post
    This Covid hoax will be dead before August

    Mark my words
    I hope and pray ur right here !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hot Jerry View Post
    I hope and pray ur right here !!
    No opinion on life going on now but I don’t think it’s feasible to move the college schedule to spring of 2021.
    that’s a long way off, my thoughts would be lose the season or start it by October 1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emily_Haines View Post
    Fu ck wearing masks and social distancing the sooner we all get this shit the better.

    They should have tents at the walmart right now where they can inject the virus straight into us.

    But instead it is 2-15 years of no sports, no casinos, no beaches and outright straight misery.
    LOL. Emily is ready to mainline corona to have something to bet on.

    If you cannot have a fall season, it is hard to see having a spring one because you are going to be coming off the heels of something that ain't working. But they will definitely do it if they can.

    They are all going to be desperate for the money and all you have to do is look at NASCAR to see the cash grab that is going to go on with their joke races. Most of the players will need to play the season to improve draft position or maintain it. Only the very best would be able to sit out and that would not be a big deal.

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    If the best players can't play in a bowl game, why would they play in the spring right before the NFL Draft?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RockBottom View Post
    If the best players can't play in a bowl game, why would they play in the spring right before the NFL Draft?
    Because a player's draft position is pretty well established after a season, you need a full season to keep your draft position. It's like asking why a player would play for free when the coach makes $10,000,000. They do what they are told because they are afraid of the consequences. The absolute top players will not play and some of those will lose position to those that do.

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    "Informed Speculation"? In other words, some ESPN talking head needs a publicity fix. OK Chris,
    you got one, now go crawl back under that rock...and lower it back on top of you.

    Oh, they can't afford it? LOL. As someone stated earlier in this thread, many of these universities
    have endowments in the BILLIONS.

    ...And they don't even PAY their players. Yeah, they're really hurtin'.

    It seems some kind of geek-sport has risen during this overhyped pandemic: nearly every day
    we have another lost-soul pathetic pessimist predicting dire consequences; "things won't ever
    be the same", there is no "normal anymore", no baseball this year, yada yada etc.

    "Hey, lookit me, I'm an attention-whore Debbie Downer playing prophet 'cuz it amuses me."

    penetrate off. All of you. Your 15 minutes are up!

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