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  • The Super Bowl Who needs him Tom Brady showed that you can start over again after helping lead Tampa Bay, of all teams, to the Super Bowl, the Bucs 2nd and Brady's 10th. The Pats missed the playoffs this year without Tom. Photo by Eric Taylor/1st String Magazine
  • NCAA A light at the end of the tunnel A green light has been giving for some spring sports to go ahead with a schedule on a limited basis as long as the pandemic continues to slow down. Photo by Eric Taylor/1st String Magazine
  • NFL Football Monterey will be blessed with the 2021 AT&T Pro Am sans celebs abd spectators, but at least we will have some golf. Photo by Eric Taylor/1st String Magazine
  • NCAA Tourney GSW shows signs of life Draymond Green's return to the line up injected life into s 2021 NBA season that was headed nowhere fast. Photo by Eric Taylor/1st String Magazine
  • 2020 Toyko Olympics Wondo is in top form Chris Wondolowski could not go out with that covid season from a year ago leaving a bad taste in his mouth. The MLS all time leading scorer sign on for one more year in San Jose Photo by Eric Taylor/1st String Magazine

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What will the NCAA bowl landscape look like in this season of Covid-19

With west coast teams finally getting going the status of many bowl games are up in the air right now. The bowls have been a funny business.

Teams are off for two weeks to a month before playing what has been a dwinddling fan base as people were finding it hard to afford the last minute air travel and hotels.

Of course fans might have to worry about traveling this year

Now we have this pandemic with a good portion of the colleges a few games into the season while the PAC 12 and Mountain West, to name a couple, have started practice and will begin playing games.

The College Football Playoffs selection committee has pushed back the date of the final rankings to December 20th from the original date of Dec 6th.

The top four teams will participate in the Playoff Semifinals Friday, January 1, in the Rose Bowl Game and Sugar Bowl.

The national championship game will be played Monday, January 11, at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla.

Getting back into the swing of things

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Sports are limping back into action with golf, soccer and auto racing leading the way.

Several countries in Europe have resumes their 2020 seasons while America's league, the MLS will hold a World Cup style tourney in Florida come July.

NASCAR got back on track and the PGA has held a couple of tournaments in the wake of the covid-19 pandemic that shut down the entire sports world for two months.

Several other sports are watching to see what happens as they try and restart. Baseball is wondering if they will have a 2020 season at all and football players around the country are hopefully working out and training for what they hope is a season come September.

Most events that have happened have been played out in front of near empty stands as fans were not really allowed in any event. A few family and sponsors have attended but for the most part the stands have remained empty.

That is something the athletes are having a hard time adjusting to. Even in golf were the players are constantly complaining about crowds and the noise and distractions they bring.

They might have to re think some of that as they walk around the course with little to no fans anywhere in sight. It must remind them of when the were playing golf in high school.

Auto racing is another sport you might think having no fans would not make a difference, but in reality the drivers feed off the fans more then they might have thought.

July will be a big test with several sports trying to come back on line and it is when football players need to really start training and as you know football rules the good ole US of A.




















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