2020 is not a normal year. It’s already October, and there’s only been one college football game in Colorado. It happened last Saturday when the Air Force Falcons dominated Navy 40-7.
But one college game this far into October is not enough for Colorado Fans.
The good news: football is coming soon. The bad news: it’s not coming back until late this month.
Covid-19 changed the course of the 2020 season, but it could not stop it from happening. Several league conferences including the Big 12 and the Big 10 have been playing since early September.
All three Colorado college divisions one team are not in these leagues. The Air Force Falcons and the Colorado State Rams are in the Mountain West Conference, while the Colorado Buffaloes are in the Pac-12.
The Mountain West begins their season on October 24th, and the Pac-12 begins November 7th.
Unfortunately, fans are barred from going to any of the games until further notice. Leaving Colorado fans including ticket holders behind. Some schools are allowing students/cadets to be in the stands only if they wear face masks.
Despite all these changes, at least the fans will have something on—something to watch on Saturdays across the country. The NFL season has been the only thing for football fans to rejoice in as we try to accept this as a new normal. The empty stands are a reminder of what everything used to be but, the return to football is honestly something to celebrate.
Better safe than sorry as Colorado and several of its schools have had outbreaks of the Covid-19 virus. So, despite being at home fans can still support their teams.
“We’ll continue to work with our public health officials to comply with the public health order and be a part of the community solution,” Colorado athletic director Rick George said, “The one thing I’ve learned in this pandemic is don’t get too high and don’t get too low.”
This might be the best advice. Let’s hope for the best and a great college football season.