To play or not to play. That is the question.
College football has been at a crossroads since the onset of the pandemic. Conferences last week were debating whether to play ball, delay their season or cancel it.
The decisions varied. The Southeastern Conference seemed determined to give its schools the green light.
Some conferences decided to cancel for safety reasons.
I listened to Clemson coach Dabo Swinney share his view on ESPNU Radio in an interview Aug. 11 that college football should play.
“We all want to be here,” Swinney said. “And we all feel safer here. There’s no doubt about that.”
Football has inherent health risks. The violent collisions can cause serious injuries to limbs and potentially the brain. But those are the risks you accept when to choose to step on the field.
If athletes and coaches want to play the game with the go ahead from their medical staffs, and they use the proper virus protocols, then let the boys take the field.