SJ - September 16, 2020
USA Today columnist Christine Brennan dropped one of the hottest takes of all-time today after the Big 10 announced that they would be playing football in the fall. She called today, Wednesday September 16th "the darkest day in Big Ten history."
No I'm not kidding and no it's not satire. She's incredibly 100% serious.
It would seem that she's forgotten about some of the Big 10's much darker days. You know like when Jerry Sandusky was busted for molesting children in the Penn State showers. Or the time it was revealed that Michigan State doctor Larry Nassar had been sexually assaulting students and female athletes for many years.
Is that enough in the Big 10 darker days category? How about Ohio State assistant coach Zach Smith and the domestic violence he carried out on his ex-wife? Or did all of these take place in another conference?
The pandemic is just another attempt to cancel football by those who have waged war on the sport. You can't win that war by saying the decision to play football is the darkest day in Big Ten history.