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We gonna get right to it. Writing is therapeutic for me, but reading it can be painful for you, my wonderful and elite six readers! The 2020 Penn State football season schedule has been announced, and here it is (with comments, of course):
On October 24, the season kicks off at Memorial Stadium in Indiana. Talk about starting big! I don’t know what the Covid-19 rules will be for Memorial Stadium, but they don’t need rules to tell fans to stay away. They do it on their own.
Hallowe’en (October 31) finds the Schmuckeyes wearing the costumes of football players when they ghoulishly descend on Big Beave. The Nittany Lions will be dressed in plain blue and white, never being one to dress fancily. Ohio State is, as usual, the best regarded of Penn State’s opponents, having been ranked #2 nationally in pre-season polls.
And what could be a better follow-up to a victory over the most wellest regarded contender in the Big-10? Why, Maryland, of course. Who’s the coach there, anyway? Anyhow, this contrived “rivalry” takes place on home turf on November 7. We’ll know who our next President will be by then (or not).
The former football team known as Nebraska hosts Penn State on November 14 in the winds and snows of the Great Plains. This should be a great, plain game between the Nittany Lions and Small Red.
Returning home on November 21, the day after my birthday, the Nittany Lions host the Iowa Hawkeyes. Always interesting twists and turns in the Iowa game, with memories of 6-4 always at the ready for storytelling fans. I have a note on my calendar to change my air conditioners’ filters. I don’t know which will be more exciting — that or the game.
To the Big House on November 28. Happy Thanksgiving! This should be a snowy post-Turkey Day event where this Turkey feels relieved as a Thanksgiving survivor for yet another year. I don’t know what to think of Michigan this year, but I’m certain to develop an opinion by then.
We’re not supposed to have any BYE weeks in this Eight Plus One Schedule, but the Big Ten scheduling gods favored us with one anyway — at Rutgers on December 5.
Back home to host the D’Antonioless Spartans of Moo U (our original non-rivalry game), for the “regular season” finale on December 12, if they can find Beaver Stadium under the snow. It is our hope that the obnoxious Land Grant Trophy stays at Penn State, but gets mangled by a snow plow so it can be replaced with something more esthetically pleasing.
And then, there will be a “Plus One” game with the equally-ranked team from the West Division on December 19. Venue uncertain. They’ll figure out how to determine the home team by then. I don’t know how this will work out, or what it will mean. Might just be a ninth game to make up for lost TV revenue.
Anyhow, that is it! What are your thoughts?