A sports commentator for the New York Times claims that a team that refused to play over coronavirus fears should be crowned college football’s national champion.
For the Times, writer Kurt Streeter praised the University of Connecticut and proclaimed its Huskies as college football’s real championship team, not because of how they played. Instead, he says they’re the champs because they did not play.
“The team we should be cheering won’t be on the field at Hard Rock Stadium near Miami next Monday,” Streeter insisted, adding, “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,” he wrote.
Streeter then accused college football of putting money ahead of the safety of the players.
“Given the pain and tumult of the last year, it can be hard to remember there was