My 2 Cents: Big 12's Decision Bodes Well For Football Fans


Tuesday, August 11th 2020, 10:42 pm
By: Kelly Ogle


By all appearances, we will have college football this fall.

We, meaning OU, OSU and the rest of the Big 12 will be playing. Looks like the SEC-Alabama and the gang, and the ACC with Clemson et al are ready to strap it up.

Those are the indications coming after the BIG 10 postponed football and the rest of its fall sports, and then the Pac 12 followed suit.

At this point I'm looking at the success of the NBA bubble in Orlando, no fans in the stands, very limited outside contact, piped in crowd noise.

It makes for a more enjoyable product than I imagined.  

And while I understand you have many more players and a longer season to deal with in football it's still possible to create three or four conference bubbles or a school bubble to keep exposure down.

Heck ask the NBA guys to help arrange it. 

If you cut the in-person attendance by 75% you ought to be able to adequately social distance the crowd and more importantly still provide an enjoyable sports product to millions of television viewers.

I'm not saying all this as a television guy, but as a fan who loves the game and knows how much it means to the universities, to the businesses in those college towns and to surrounding economies in general.

I's not locked down yet, but fingers crossed.

I'm Kelly Ogle and that's My 2 Cents.