We all want this covid thing to go away. A return to normalcy with the football season looming just 70 days away is the mainstay to all our dreams. Unfortunately, what happened in Omaha last week is not helping us sleep well at night. The North Carolina State baseball team was sent packing from the college world series because of a coronavirus outbreak on their team. Seriously, seven of the eight teams got it right, so what gives.
I believe that the Wolf Pack second baseman acted recklessly and infected the rest of the team. I also believe that the NC State coach was derelict in his duties and allowed this to happen. In times like these, everyone hates the NCAA, but putting those emotions aside, let’s understand that the NCAA is the only one game in town when it comes to enforcing covid protocol rules. We’re at the mercy of the NCAA.
We all want a national championship season, and we want it now. We don’t want anything, including an outbreak of a new covid strain to derail this from happening. Can you imagine a team being sent home prior to the national championship game? Some would say that this would never happen; maybe we should ask the NC State baseball fans who were within a hair of winning their first NC about this.
Here’s the deal…this covid thing won’t be over until covid says it’s over. We need to continue to be vigilant. We should also provide Lincoln Riley with a bonus clause. Deliver us to the promise land during these perilous times and the university will pay you an extra million dollars.