…. I’m tryna keep calm…
…Texas A&M apparently has every intention on playing college football this fall:
The Texas A&M University System plans to open all 11 campuses across the state for the fall semester, according to Chancellor John Sharp.ABC 13
In a call with campus presidents Thursday morning, Sharp said he intends to have the College Station campus ready for football too, the Texas Tribune reports.ABC 13
No, Smalls, it’s too good to be true. It’s too early to tell. Don’t fall for it.
Nah, f**k it.
I’ll say this once and once only. GIG ‘EM AGGIES. What a bunch of ballers down there, international pandemic be damned. I guess I can’t be surprised that A&M is going full throttle and still planning on playing football. If I’ve learned anything from Friday Night Lights, the people of Texas NEED their football. Well, that and the fact it doesn’t matter that Tim Riggins looked like a 25-year-old man getting drunk in his driveway at 10 am while also being a high school sophomore.
It also makes sense that a depleted field of teams playing this fall means that A&M can finally justify paying Jimbo Fisher $7 million a year for 9-4 and 8-5 seasons. THIS is their year, guaranteed. Taking forfeits against Bama and LSU is the only way this program was ever going to win a natty. It’s now or never guys! (Even if it’s a technicality and they’re literally the only program in the country planning on putting a team on the field.)
In all seriousness, this looks like a huge step in the right direction when it comes to bringing sports back. Going back to normal isn’t going to be easy, but college football really is ingrained in the fabric of American society. We’d all miss it. It’s a least a big enough tease to keep me happy for now.
Doubt they’re going to fill the stadium if they do play this fall, but come on, my body needs College Station to go back to being this hype:
Stay inside for just a little while longer, ladies and gents. Your haircuts can wait. We need college football.