Hook ’em horns!
The University of Texas continues to find itself in Coronavirus headlines.
Now we’ve got more than a dozen Longhorn football players testing positive:
Texas announces 13 players tested positive for COVID-19: pic.twitter.com/MbS2fxVagJ
— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) June 18, 2020
The good thing here is that these are all young and healthy 18-23 year olds, so they’re likely to have a straightforward recovery that would see them be back to 100% well before the season begins. Hopefully the contact tracing doesn’t link them to parents/grandparents or anybody with pre-existing health conditions.
These stories don’t help though, not with public perception, especially when we’re rounding the corner here and starting to hammer out dates for a return to sports. Texas has been much more lax than other states with COVID restrictions, so none of these stories coming out of the great city of Austin should be surprising, but if the Longhorns ruin the college football season for the rest of us, they can never be forgiven.
And don’t get me wrong, I don’t mean to downplay the significance of COVID or be petulant here, but Texas is a Big 12 darling and the officials are always in the bag for them. They get every damn call, and they get to play their toughest game each season on a neutral field, while everybody else in the conference has to travel to Norman and Austin. Any chance I get to rip the Longhorns, I’m gonna take it.