There will be football.

114 FBS athletic directors participated in a survey asking how the prospects for a 2020 college football season will play out.

99% believe a season will be played in one form or another.

“There’s too much money at stake, it impacts too many people,” a Power Five AD said. “If there’s no football, we will have bigger issues. This will be worse than the Great Depression and make the 1930s look like a cakewalk.”

When they say it’s not about the money, it’s about the money.  When they say it’s about the money, it’s about the money.  But you knew that already.

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42 responses to “There will be football.

  1. Addison Dawg

    “When they say it’s not about the money, it’s about the money. When they say it’s about the money, it’s about the money.“

    Nominated for the best line ever on GTP.

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  2. Ben

    Do not let this season go into spring.

    Also, these asses earned this with their greed. If it wasn’t going to be so detrimental to kids and their own dreams, I’d say every one of these ADs and ESPN deserve this.

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  3. WIll (the other one)

    It’s either moving the season, or no fans in the stands. That’s my pessimistic prediction based on this news:
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/news/2020/04/21/germany-oktoberfest-2020-canceled-face-coronavirus-pandemic/2995274001/
    That’s over 1 billion Euros cancelled.

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  4. In an unrelated story, most of those votes were post-marked from an address in Athens, signed “affectionately yours, GM.”

    And I know it’s cannonical to bash ESPN in these parts, but Georgia is in the conversation every year under this new regime, and most of those conversations happen on ESPN. And we have been recruiting at an otherworldly level during that same time. If you think Mickey has nothing to do with that, well…

    I’ll jump in on the ESPN bashing as soon as Georgia get its Natty. Until then, I’m paddling downstream.

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  5. Go Dawgs!

    Good.

    I’m not going to be in a gym or a bowling alley or a hair salon on Friday, that’s for damn sure. But if the Georgia Bulldogs are playing in Sanford Stadium, I’ll be there. And if I’m not allowed to be there, I’ll damn sure be watching on TV.

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  6. ATL Dawg

    “If there’s no football, we will have bigger issues. This will be worse than the Great Depression and make the 1930s look like a cakewalk.”

    What a lunatic. And this person is an AD at a power five school. Incredible.

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    • Napoleon BonerFart

      Unemployment in 1933 was 25%. That was the peak rate during the Great Depression. Some lunatic economists at the Federal Reserve are predicting 32% unemployment with our #StayAtHome #StayPoor campaign.

      Just sayin’.

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      • ATL Dawg

        We may indeed be in for something approaching, equaling, or surpassing the Great Depression. But it won’t be because there’s no football, nor will the precious sport of football be any kind of key economic indicator.

        If that’s not what the lunatic AD meant and he is instead saying that it will take something much worse than the Great Depression to stop games from being played, that’s not any better and doesn’t make him any less of a lunatic. The reason for that is that determining whether or not to play games isn’t just an economic issue. It’s also a public health issue. So a “we’re doing this come hell or high water” mentality would reflect the mindset of a lunatic.

        Just sayin’.

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        • Napoleon BonerFart

          I didn’t interpret his statement as meaning that college football is the economic engine of the country. I think he meant it is a barometer. If college football games aren’t being played, it will be because the economy is still crippled. If the economy is still crippled five or six months from now, more people will be worried about losing their homes and putting food on the table than worried about their favorite college team making the playoff. And it will indeed be the Greatest Depression.

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          • This is anecdotal, but I lost a house and a job in the Credit Default Swap Mortgage meltdown back in 2008, and I had three kids. I did still manage to care about the Dawgs. Maybe even more so. GIVE ME SOMETHING!! /shakes fist at sky.

            I’m not a real grown-up, though, so more responsible people than I probably fret about “feeding the kids” or whatever.

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          • ATL Dawg

            It’s not a barometer though. Whether games are being played in front of 50-100k people may not reflect anything other than whether it’s wise to have mass gatherings of that size. Things can be almost back to normal without precious football.

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  7. PTC DAWG

    It’s always about the money…we can only stand so much of a shutdown before the entire house falls.

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    • ATL Dawg

      Yeah, sure. Football is more than a tiny drop in the vast economical ocean.

      Get real.

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      • PTC DAWG

        Not just talking football…sports, the travel and entertainment industry as a whole…it’s a disaster…

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        • ATL Dawg

          That’s odd because this blog post and the linked article are talking about football – not other sports, entertainment, travel etc. Do you want to talk about the restaurant industry too? How about retail?

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  8. TN Dawg

    This is great news!

    I love watching football!

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  9. Bill Glennon

    Awesome, I hope they make a vast sum this year, especially Georgia. The money can be used to support women’s sports, which earn no revenue and will really struggle otherwise. We need to support our women athletes.

    I hope that our Athletic Department then presses our financial advantage in the facilities arms race to aid recruiting, so that we win lots of championships and continue to dominate our rivals.

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  10. And i thought the conversation would be about student/athlete, public safety before, during, after the season(?), boy am i misplaced…wonder how McRe$erve fund voted, just asking for a friend

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  11. Ken Wilkinson

    If we have a shortened season, we should just go with a one-time 130 team double elimination tournament. 11-12 weeks from start to champion. TV ratings would be high due to the new format and the importance of each game. Revenue could be distributed at a conference level so all teams get a turn at the trough.

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  12. “When they say it’s not about the money, it’s about the money. When they say it’s about the money, it’s about the money. But you knew that already.”
    So is this the redundant form of a tautology or just a plain tautology? Or are they virtually almost the same sort of thing over again?

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  13. Paul

    So now it’s okay for them to say publicly that money is all that matters? Cool. I guess they won’t use this guy as a witness during any of the various litigation where the NCAA is claiming it’s not about the money. Even though that means it is about the money.

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  14. Normaltown Mike

    It’s kinda weird to run a blog for a dozen years that is wholly focused on the most awful exploitive evil system that has ever reared its ugly head on Earth.

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  15. Bright Idea

    If every football school is required to have students on campus before there is football it may never happen. Never will be too soon for several of these governors. The colleges have to reopen at some point or the money drain will be even bigger, but when? These ADs aren’t considering the hidden agenda behind a prolonged lockdown, just the money.

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  16. Mayor

    And when they admit that it is about the money, then it is REALLY about the money.

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  17. Theres a possibility that some schools will be open, some not also.

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