Folks, I’ve officially had my first “Oh God, I’m old” moment.
We are all old pic.twitter.com/RTUYRW3Ylt
— Yahoo Sports College Football (@YahooSportsCFB) September 4, 2020
In my defense, his father is somehow still playing football.
Word of the Day: Fecund.
PREPARE FOR OCTOBER. I have no idea when the Big Ten is going to play football again, and Jim Harbaugh probably doesn’t either. But he’s telling his team to prepare like it’s going to be in October.
Michigan LT Ryan Hayes: “Yesterday, before practice, Coach Harbaugh said we could possibly play in October just to give us a little motivation, so just to keep practicing hard.”https://t.co/spKq2WY5ks
— Rainer Sabin (@RainerSabin) September 3, 2020
Let me reiterate – I strongly doubt that Jim Harbaugh has any inside information about the Big Ten’s decision. However, this also isn’t something you’d just pull out of your ass. At the very, very least, a small part of him believes there’s a chance his team is playing football in October.
Here’s hoping he’s right, and that the Buckeyes follow suit.
DO IT TOGETHER. The Big Ten and the Pac-12 still have no idea what they’re doing about playing a football season, but at least they have no idea what they’re doing together!
Larry Scott says he and Kevin Warren are speaking frequently. “A high priority for the Pac-12 would be to align our seasons … It would be awesome to have some of the traditional postseason opportunities the Pac-12 and Big Ten have enjoyed with each other.”
..spring Rose Bowl!
— Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach) September 3, 2020
That’s all fine and good as long as “aligning our seasons” means if the Big Ten plays this fall, you are too. Because if the Big Ten deems it safe to play in the fall but elects to postpone the season anyway in solidarity with the Pac-12, I’m going to lose what’s left of my mind.
OOPS! For a solid seven hours yesterday, the Internet was roaring like a wildfire at a doctor’s suggestion that 30-35 percent of Big Ten athletes who tested positive for COVID-19 also appeared to have the un-good heart condition, myocarditis.
And you know what? Fair! Because that was an absolutely staggering number that should have folks concerned.
Except, it wasn’t actually true.
Regarding the claim that 30-35% of Big Ten athletes have been discovered to have heart conditions linked to Covid-19: It was incorrect.
Here is some clarification from Penn State.
“Dr. Sebastianelli wishes to clarify this point, and apologize for any confusion.” pic.twitter.com/ATUc2FxDrU
— Kyle Bonagura (@BonaguraESPN) September 3, 2020
Kudos to Dr. Sebastianelli for setting the record straight here, but I’ll never get those seven hours of my life back that I spent watching the Internet burn.
ON TO THE NEXT ONE. Our hero is at it again!
After upsetting world No. Guido Pella to snag his first major win, Buckeye JJ Wolf smacked around Roberto Carballés Baena for three sets to earn his second major win.
— Ohio State M Tennis (@OhioStateMTEN) September 3, 2020
His run is probably coming to a swift end because he’s got the world No. 3 Daniil Medvedev on deck, but larger giants have fallen! David once killed a Goliath with just a slingshot and a rock (and also the sword he used to decapitate him – minor detail).
Point is, Daniil is getting dumped.
SONG OF THE DAY. “Take a Chance on Me” by Abba.
NOT STICKING TO SPORTS. Council tells furious tenants that repainting their houses the colour of ‘baby poo’ will help save the planet… A $75 million estate comes with some iconic Budweiser Clydesdales… Could a tree help find a decaying corpse?… A stranger helped my family at our darkest moment… A hunter is gored to death by a bull elk he had shot and injured with an arrow the previous day…