Welcome to....the Masters.
And to think, at one point we believed that this tournament would coincide with the University of Georgia college football!
Certainly the biggest news in the college football world right now is the cascading series of cancellations for this week. COVID-19 sprung a disguised blitz on the college gridiron, and appears to be executing a strip/sack/touchdown as we speak. For those scoring at home, in addition to the Dawgs’ game against Missouri, Alabama/LSU, Texas A&M/Tennessee, and Auburn/Ole Miss have also been put off to (potentially) another day.
SEC Commissioner Greg Stanley, arguably the steadiest hand in college football, characterized himself as “shaken” by the situation. That’s a bit like hearing worry in Chuck Yeager’s voice over the radio.
Ross Dellenger of Sports Illustrated notes that the teams currently waiting things out took a variety of paths to getting here. As expected over the summer the issue in college football is less the known, active cases and more the necessity of stopping the spread of cases through contact tracing. Which some people inexplicably refer to as “contract tracing.” But that’s a gripe for another day.
The mounting pile of postponed games creates a host of questions for the league. At what point do Games simply not get made up? Games could be made up on the day of the SEC Championship Game. But what if a team has more than one postponement? LSU for example now has games against East leader Florida and West leader Alabama left I played. Which game gets played? Finding the solutions and dealing with the competing interests involved are the reasons why Sankey makes the bucks.
Speaking of people who’ll soon be making big bucks, Kirby Smart sounded an optimistic tone on Wednesday about Richard LeCounte’s return at some point in 2020. I mean, at this point is he any less likely to be taking the field again than anyone else?
Finally, your morning words of wisdom. Into every golf fan’s life a little rain must fall. The good news is that most of you are used to sweating inside a rain coat by now, so you’ll probably be fine. Unlike Phil Michelson, who’s going to lose ten pounds of water weight today.
Really excited for Masters viewers to be introduced to Georgia’s signature November weather, 75 degrees and raining. Or as I call it “London, but sweaty.”— Dawg Sports (@dawgsports) November 12, 2020