You’re not the boss of me.

In case you still have doubts about a college football season this fall

It’s why Gov. Kate Brown’s recent comments about Phase 1 of the return to normal life fell flat for some. Gov. Brown suggested that large events, including sporting events through the end of September, should be canceled or modified.

Maybe she was just establishing some expectations, but kickoff for Oregon-Ohio State was still four months away.

Said one prominent UO source: “I would argue that (Gov. Brown) has very little if any input given the aforementioned. I believe the funding may be enough to cover being part of a public system. Bottom line it doesn’t help cover any operating costs. The schools have to open in the fall.”

When a West Coast school is telling the state governor how things are gonna be, yeah, they be playin’.

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11 responses to “You’re not the boss of me.

  1. Geezus

    Of course, they could open the season in the fall with “social distancing” in the stadium. That could reduce seating capacity by 60%-70% and make it an “exclusive season” for “premium” donors. They could make other corona exceptions like open alcohol sales, etc. Might be able to flip this misfortune into another way to extort money from the (limited) masses.

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  2. Bob

    Maybe they could flip flop their opener with the Buckeyes because I am pretty certain that Ohio State has plenty of pull with Governor DeWine.

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  3. Malcolm X

    Money hunger is blinding rational thought. “ Said one prominent UO source: “I would argue that (Gov. Brown) has very little if any input …”
    Some football poobah thinks he’s bigger than a governor? Jeeze, I’ve heard attacks on government but this is nuts.

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  4. PTC DAWG

    Just play at 9 AM local time, that will keep the crowds down. As a bonus, OSU will be on at Noon locally, like normal.

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  5. BuffaloSpringfield

    This just keeps getting more nutty. I think with all the restrictions going to or actually having a game is the least of what I will think about. One half of Sanford = McGarities Country Club with age restrictions will be all in. For me it’s time to find a new way to spend afternoons in the fall for how ever many I have left.
    Besides it’s gonna be hard for me to see a kid that never made 900 on the SAT make more money in 3 years of college football than I did in coaching football and teaching school for 20. Guess I was just born to early but then again I don’t think I would want to go to the club level nor work with kids that make more on the internet in a week than I did watching and putting in a game plan for a seasons worth of the next Friday nights game. Some things just need to move on.

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    • Got Cowdog

      Cormac, is that you?

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    • Cynical Dawg

      I agree with BuffaloSpringfield. The response to COVID-19 from the sports industrial complex is bringing out the worst in college football. It really is all about the money.

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    • Got Cowdog

      Aw hell. Buff, I typically enjoy your posts but “Besides it’s gonna be hard for me to see a kid that never made 900 on the SAT make more money in 3 years of college football than I did in coaching football and teaching school for 20” ?
      C’mon man.

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