The start of college football felt different on Saturday night. Instead of multiple week zero games to get us primed for opening weekend, we had FCS Central Arkansas beating Austin Peay in a down to the wire win in Alabama.
It wasn’t a terrible game, but it wasn’t exactly a great one either. The sparse fans in the stands did not help much for ambiance. To be honest it was better than nothing so I am not complaining. I watched it until the very end and to be honest, I enjoyed it.
That game is probably a preview of things to come. Teams who are battling COVID on their campuses and locker rooms playing on TV with little to no fans cheering them on in the stands.
But it is more than what we have had since college sports were abruptly stopped back in March. It is more than what many of us will get this fall.
I am not sure how many more games will take place until a big enough of an outbreak will call of the season. If they call off the season at all. Hopefully we make it through to the very end. Even with the Big Ten playing later this year or early next.
With that in mind, I am going to take what I can get. Enjoy every game as it may be the last one I see until 2021. I am trying not to be fatalistic. Things very well could get better and they will at some point.
I just recommend enjoying what we have. See you this Thursday to watch Central Arkansas play again as they take on UAB!
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