Most of us knew it was coming – the end of the 2020 football season. Some parents, grandparents, friends, coaches, much less the players are still hopeful that it won’t end, that things will miraculously resume to some semblance of normalcy when school is set to begin next month, but given the spread of this new (novel) coronavirus, and new reports that it is attacking the young more than originally thought, that hope seems like a dream at best.
College football fans in the Valley, especially those who follow the richest teams – UT-Austin and Texas A&M – are like few I’ve ever seen. Those two teams, and others across the Lone Star State, have passionate fans that date back decades, a century. People in their 60s still go crazy about “their team.” Can’t beat that. I used to follow the Wisconsin Badgers, but even those fans don’t compare to Texas’s fans in my book, pardon the gambling pun.
For many school districts in Hidalgo County, the starting date for the new calendar year is still in a state of flux. Some still plan on opening in late August, while some have moved the start date to the first week in September.
If you’re as sick of COVID-19 as I am, please raise your hand.
Pulling Paul column gets me blasted So, we don’t want to count illegal aliens in the U.S. Census – Seriously?
Does it seem that the world, the country, the state are just growing crazier, or is it just me? No, it can’t be me.