Philadelphia Eagles fans had better hope Kirk Herbstreit is wrong
Kirk Herbstreit has offered his opinion on what to expect of the football season in 2020. Philadelphia Eagles fans and football fans, in general, better hope that he’s wrong.
There’s been a lot of talk about the cancellation of sports, how we should all focus on more important things in life, and what the Corona Virus pandemic may mean for the upcoming NFL and NCAA seasons. We all have our opinions. As football fans, particularly as Philadelphia Eagles fans, some of them are a little selfish. If you wake up early enough to catch ESPN’s College Gameday on Saturday mornings during the college football season, then you know that we all can agree or disagree with Kirk Herbstreit on occasion.
This time around, we should all be on the side of hoping one of his more recent theories proves to be incorrect.
Recently, TMZ Sports shared a statement made by Mr. Herbstreit on ESPN Radio this past Thursday, one where the analyst and former Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback stated he’d be “shocked” if we saw any football played in 2020, whether that be at the collegiate or professional level.
Here’s a quote.
"I’ll be shocked if we have NFL football this fall, if we have college football. I’ll be so surprised if that happens. Just because, from what I understand, people that I listen to, you’re 12 to 18 months from a vaccine. I don’t know how you let these guys go into locker rooms and let stadiums be filled up and how you can play ball. I just don’t know how you can do it with the optics of it."
There’s no point in being dishonest. If you’re a football fan, you have to hope that things don’t progress to that level. We’d all love to see our favorite teams on the field in 2020. We’ve all also kind of gotten used to waking up on Saturday mornings so we can watch Herbstreit share a few discussions about college football with Rece Davis and the rest of the gang while we wait to cheer our favorite teams on.
Is there anyone who doesn’t love seeing Lee Corso throw on the headgear? You see, in the grand scheme of things, with most of us hoping for better days during this global health crisis, we can all state definitively that football probably isn’t important right now.
Forgive us if you aren’t a sports fan, but that fact doesn’t lessen our thirst for some gridiron action. Lives have been altered. Everyone is trying to adjust, and though football will never be a cure for this virus that has changed so many of our lives, it does, at least, make us all forget about what’s wrong in the world for about three hours. That’s why we love the game. It’s helped us all deal with a lot. Hopefully, we’ll get a full NCAA, NFL, and Eagles season in 2020.