SJ - January 5, 2021
UConn is the real National Champion according to New York Times columnist Kurt Streeter. He spewed out one of the dumbest takes of all-time.
Streeter doesn't consider Alabama and Ohio State worthy of being crowned the champion. He believes instead that UConn, who didn't play a single game due to the pandemic, are the real champions.
From The New York Times:
The team we should be cheering won’t be on the field at Hard Rock Stadium near Miami next Monday.
The real champion?
The University of Connecticut, which was the first Football Bowl Subdivision team to squarely face the coronavirus and decide against playing a single snap during a raging pandemic.
What a steaming pile of shit this take is.
Part of the reason that UConn decided to opt out had to do with health concerns surrounding the pandemic. The other part of why they opted out is the fact that playing games would have cost them money.
UConn's athletic department lost a ton of money prior to the pandemic. Crowning them champs for using a pandemic as an excuse to not lose money is idiotic.