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Andy Beshear Expects College Football to Return this Fall

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear is optimistic that college football will be played this fall.

I believe that we will have college football in the fall pending an outbreak,” Beshear said at his Wednesday briefing. “You saw what happened with the NBA (shutdown in March). It wasn’t that there was COVID out there, it was that there was an outbreak.”

Beshear’s comments were made as the NCAA voted to approve a preseason college football practice plan that would allow games to start on schedule Labor Day weekend. It’s one thing to play the games. The logistics behind playing in front of fans are a completely different story.

“Whether there are fans and how many fans there can be will depend on a lot of factors ranging from how bad the virus is in multiple states to what the conferences decide to do to the plan that could be provided,” Beshear said. “What we are doing and what Ohio is doing on any large-scale event, it requires a separate plan that is provided that we work with and we come to an agreement about how it will be done.”

Beshear’s optimism is encouraging for football fans, although it isn’t a universally shared opinion. This morning epidemiologist Dr. Anthony Fauci shared his concerns about playing football this fall with CNN’s Sanjay Gupta. “Unless players are essentially in a bubble – insulated from the community and they are tested nearly every day – it would be very hard to see how football is able to be played this fall.”

Dr. Fauci’s idea may apply at the professional ranks. Colleges are a completely different setting. The University of Kentucky and almost every other secondary institution in the country has announced plans to return to in-person classes on campus this fall. If students are interacting with one another in classrooms, shouldn’t they be allowed to interact on an outdoor field as well?

[Courier-Journal]

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

23 Comments for Andy Beshear Expects College Football to Return this Fall



  1. peaches76
    10:08 am June 18, 2020 Permalink

    Can’t sit outdoors to watch a football game, but’s it’s perfectly permissible to stand in a line in a parking lot to try to get info on why you haven’t gotten an unemployment check from your March filing or go downtown Louisville to match and protest til whenever. Make sense doesn’t it? Andy Andy Andy….



    • Bluehender
      10:35 am June 18, 2020 Permalink

      Also fine to go to a Trump rally…I realize it’s not in Kentucky and therefore not Andy’s problem, just sayin..



  2. zoupman
    10:27 am June 18, 2020 Permalink

    Pools still aren’t open, Andy is a small dog in high weeds.



  3. Gazza
    10:42 am June 18, 2020 Permalink

    When is the idiot going to allow me to go back to work? Is Mr. Rodgers taking his paycheck?



  4. PensacolaCat
    11:26 am June 18, 2020 Permalink

    Wow, he’s really going out on a limb on this one…



  5. UKFaninCO
    11:28 am June 18, 2020 Permalink

    Can’t he just shut up….been wrong on everything…..everything!



  6. VilleCat11
    11:35 am June 18, 2020 Permalink

    It would have been interesting to see what type over coverage and praise would have been given on this site had this been Bevin or a republican and they handled it exactly the same way..



    • Bluehender
      11:59 am June 18, 2020 Permalink

      Wouldn’t it though??



    • 4everUKBlue
      12:00 pm June 18, 2020 Permalink

      You’re right, this has nothing to do with being democrat or republican.



    • UKFaninCO
      12:07 pm June 18, 2020 Permalink

      Hold everyone accountable for bad decisions.



    • 4everUKBlue
      12:12 pm June 18, 2020 Permalink

      We absolutely should hold everyone accountable for bad decisions, starting at the top….no matter which party is in office.



  7. DOCUK18
    11:59 am June 18, 2020 Permalink

    Villecat11 exactly!! Asshat andy and that POS Fauci, he wants control and money. They will answer eventually.



  8. 4everUKBlue
    12:14 pm June 18, 2020 Permalink

    How can anyone call anyone asshat after surviving 4 yrs of Bevin?



    • DOCUK18
      9:06 pm June 18, 2020 Permalink

      Just because Bevin was a douche, doesn’t take anything away from the idiot currently in office.



  9. mcp157
    12:30 pm June 18, 2020 Permalink

    A spike is to be expected with known catching of the virus due to herd immunity and how humans naturally overcome viruses. Fauci, on the other hand, wants to kee us apart to inhibit that response. Less natural response equals more need for a vaccine lining his and others pocket books!



    • You Can Call Me Cal
      12:41 pm June 18, 2020 Permalink

      Do you work in healthcare? I do and this post makes no sense. Take a look at Sweden’s response and tell me how successful they were with a more liberal, free-wheeling, freedom-first, lax response. This is all easy for you to say when your family members or friends haven’t died or been severely debilitated because of the virus.



    • 4everUKBlue
      12:46 pm June 18, 2020 Permalink

      If Bill Gates gets his way anyone who takes the vaccine will be imbedded with tracking tech, and the best way to infect people is by injection. Gates is openly for population reduction which is now called Eugenics, just sounds better I suppose.



    • 4everUKBlue
      12:50 pm June 18, 2020 Permalink

      Do you know anyone who died from this so called virus with no underlying health issues? His post makes perfect sense for someone using critical thinking and not programmed thinking. Using their numbers:

      Overall Worldwide “Claimed Deaths” 362,000 as of 29-May. Assuming World population is 7.9 billion we have: Current YTD rate = 0.0046%. Converting then to full year, we have 362,000/7.8E8*366days/150days, or 0.013% per year. Even with all of the fudging, this is still only 1/73 of the yearly CDC mortality rate of 0.95% per year.



    • peaches76
      2:08 pm June 18, 2020 Permalink

      Excellent answer. At what point does Andy allow folks to make some decisions for themselves in our democratic society?



    • You Can Call Me Cal
      1:31 am June 19, 2020 Permalink

      I pray for you friend. The conspiracy hole that you’ve fallen down is one that only God can pull you out of?



  10. Keets
    3:40 pm June 18, 2020 Permalink

    With Bevin, KY’s approach would have been much more in line with TN’s – which includes less blanket-wide restrictions, sooner uplifting of restrictions, engaging and allowing private sector to ramp up testing sooner by the hundreds – literally hundreds – of thousands, etc. Would he have gotten through this without some sound bites that liberals jumped on? Probably not. But policy decisions would be very different. So-called conservatives with hurt feelings that got fooled by Andy’s/KEA’s “no bullying” demeanor, willing to vote for him despite policy/ideology…wonder if they’d reconsider their vote now.